Ricky Sanders joins Falcons

July 15, 1994|By Vito Stellino

Former Washington Redskins wide receiver Ricky Sanders agreed to a one-year contract with the Atlanta Falcons yesterday for the veteran minimum of $162,000 plus an incentive package.

Sanders turned down an offer from the Redskins for an average of $1.35 million last December and an offer of $750,000 from the Falcons two months ago before discovering no other teams were interested.

The deal leaves the one-time Redskins "Posse" receiving corps with three different teams. Gary Clark signed with the Arizona Cardinals last year and Art Monk recently signed with the New York Jets.

Meanwhile, wide receiver Tydus Winans, the Redskins' third-round draft choice who had skipped the team's voluntary workouts this week, came to Washington yesterday and appears ready to sign a contract today.

Winans would be the second Redskins pick to agree to a deal. The other was defensive lineman Dexter Nottage, a sixth-round pick.

Tom Condon, the agent for first-round draft pick Heath Shuler, plans to come to Washington today for a negotiating session with general manager Charley Casserly. He hopes to wrap up a deal in time for Shuler to be at the start of training camp next Wednesday.

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