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February 14, 1997

Baseball

Brewers: Signed C Mike Matheny and IF Ron Belliard to one-year contracts.

Yankees: Agreed to terms with P David Weathers on a one-year contract.

Basketball

Clippers: Placed C Stanley Roberts on injured list, activated C Kevin Duckworth.

Hornets: Activated F Scott Burrell. Placed G Anthony Goldwire on the injured list. Announced F Earl Cureton has retired and accepted job of assistant strength and conditioning coach.

Jazz: Signed Jerry Sloan, coach, to a one-year contract extension, through 1998-99.

Raptors: Signed F-C Oliver Miller.

Sioux Falls Skyforce (CBA): Activated F Devin Gray (St. Frances).

College

North Carolina State: Named Robbie Caldwell assistant head coach.

Wake Forest: Named James Bell defensive coordinator and Mel Foels linebackers coach.

Football

Broncos: Signed RB Joe Abdullah.

Buccaneers: Re-signed T Paul Gruber.

Cardinals: Agreed to terms with DT Bernard Wilson on a two-year contract. Exercised option on LB Terry Irving for the 1997 season. Declined to exercise their option on G Duval Love.

Chargers: Designated WR Tony Martin their franchise player.

Dolphins: Signed QB Spence Fischer, G John Elmore, DE Larry Jackson, FB Lee McClinton and T Mike Sheldon to two-year contracts. Terminated the contract of DL Steve Emtman.

Eagles: Tendered contracts to DT Michael Samson, DT Hollis Thomas, DT Ronnie Dixon, WR Freddie Solomon, OL Morris Unutoa, RB Derrick Witherspoon, SS James Fuller, RB Charlie Garner, OL Joe Panos and DE Sylvester Wright. Announced they will not exercise their option on QB Rodney Peete and did not tender contracts to LB Marc Woodard and LB Terry Crews.

49ers: Waived C Jesse Sapolu and FB Tommy Vardell.

Jets: Named Carl Banks director of player development, Bill Belichick assistant head coach and secondary coach, Ron Erhardt quarterbacks and special assistant coach, Pat Hodgson tight ends coach, Al Groh linebackers coach, Romeo Crennel defensive line coach, Eric Mangini defensive assistant and quality control coach, Mike Sweatman special teams coach, Bill Muir offensive line coach, Charlie Weis wide receivers coach and Maurice Carthon running backs coach. Terminated the contract of DT Marc Spindler. Tendered exclusive rights offers to DE Bobby Hamilton and LB Chad Cascadden. Tendered qualifying offers to FB/LB Lou D'Agostino, QB John Paci, K Don Silvestri, CB/S Lance Brown and TE Tyrone Davis. Did not tender qualifying offers to DB Eric Zomalt, LB Aubrey Beavers and DT Lou Benfatti. Did not tender exclusive rights offers to LB Eddie Mason and WR Henry Bailey.

Oilers: Designated S Blaine Bishop as franchise player. Made qualifying offers to restricted free agents WR Malcolm Floyd, TE Roderick Lewis and LB Barron Wortham. Tendered offers to CB Lee Cole, DT Josh Evans, LB Lemanski Hall, LB Lenoy Jones, T Melvin Hayes, TE James McKeehan and DE James Roberson.

Patriots: Tendered offers to five restricted free agents: TE John Burke, DT Ferric Collons, T Max Lane, LB Marty Moore and S Larry Whigham. Tendered offers to five exclusive rights players -- DT Chad Eaton, WR Hason Graham, FB Rupert Grant, WR Ray Lucas and TE Lovett Purnell. Named Larry Kennan offensive coordinator, Carl Smith assistant head coach/quarterbacks coach, Paul Boudreau offensive line coach, Ray Hamilton defensive line coach and Bo Pelini linebackers coach.

Vikings: Designated G Randall McDaniel as their franchise player. Made qualifying offers to restricted free agents G David Dixon, S Robert Griffith, WR David Palmer and DW Fernando Smith. Sent contract tenders to LB Pete Bercich, P Mitch Berger, TE Greg DeLong, LB Ben Hanks, S Chris Johnson, K Scott Sisson, RB James Stewart and QB Jay Walker.

Hockey

Bandits (AHL): Signed D Lance Brady to a professional tryout.

Pub Date: 2/14/97

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