LB Gouveia is re-signed by Redskins

April 01, 1993|By Vito Stellino | Vito Stellino,Staff Writer

As the Washington Redskins keep one eye on the Reggie White Watch, they also are making moves in the free-agent market.

The Redskins re-signed middle linebacker Kurt Gouveia to a three-year, $3.3 million deal and also played host to running back Harold Green of the Cincinnati Bengals.

The Redskins also have visits scheduled today from running back Marcus Allen of the Los Angeles Raiders and linebacker Johnny Holland of the Green Bay Packers.

Gouveia became the fourth Redskins free agent to sign with the team. The others are safeties Brad Edwards and Danny Copeland and defensive lineman Tim Johnson. The Redskins have lost four free agents -- wide receiver Gary Clark, defensive linemen Jumpy Geathers and Fred Stokes and cornerback Martin Mayhew.

The Redskins haven't signed a free agent from another team yet, hTC but have made offers to Phoenix Cardinals linebacker Tyrone Stowe, who also is considering an offer from the Pittsburgh Steelers, and Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Tim McGee, who says the Redskins are his first choice, although he won't make a decision before next week.

Meanwhile, White made his last visit to San Francisco yesterday. White's agent, Jimmy Sexton, said after he met with 49ers officials that the 49ers and Redskins are two of the five finalists along with the Cleveland Browns, New York Jets and Green Bay Packers. He said the New York Giants, who met with White Monday, are no longer in the race.

Although White declined to comment, Sexton said he might decide by the weekend.

San Francisco linebacker Keith DeLong said the decision is a tossup between the 49ers and Redskins.

"Washington offered him the most money," DeLong said. DeLong said the Redskins offered $16 million for four years, but a Redskins source denied the team has gone that high. Washington has indicated it won't go above $3.5 million.

Sexton said: "Yes, the money is important. He wants as much money as he can get, and I don't think he's going to sacrifice a lot to go play any one place."

San Francisco offensive lineman Guy McIntyre said: "He's going to leave here and take his time. He's going to consult with a higher echelon power -- his wife and God."

On his visit to Redskin Park, Green said, "I was very impressed with the organization," he said.

But Redskins general manager Charley Casserly said the Redskins won't make a decision on pursuing a running back move until they talk to Allen today. Allen is an unrestricted free agent, but he's 33 while Green is 25.

The key question about the Holland visit is his physical condition. He underwent disk surgery in January and says he has recovered completely. The Redskins want to take a close look at him before deciding whether to pursue him.

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