QB Ramsey mounts up with Redskins, ending holdout

Posted: August 08, 2002

Quarterback Patrick Ramsey, Washington's first-round draft pick, signed with the Redskins yesterday, ending a 16-day holdout.

Ramsey agreed to a five-year, $5.7 million deal, according to the Associated Press. It includes a $3.1 million signing bonus.

The pace of negotiations so frustrated the Redskins that they contemplated trading Ramsey's rights to the Chicago Bears, with discussions extending well into the night Tuesday.

Ramsey's agent, Jimmy Sexton, said he had a contract agreement with the Bears in anticipation of a trade. Also, defensive lineman Santana Dotson was scheduled for surgery on a ruptured left Achilles tendon that could end his career.

Texans. Ryan Young's groin injury, which has hobbled the Houston offensive tackle since early in training camp, will require surgery that will keep him out for four to eight weeks.

Also, safety Leomont Evans was back in Texas, walking and talking about the collision that bruised his spine in the Hall of Fame game.

He said that his career was not over and that he was "feeling pretty good." Doctors expect him to begin rehabilitation this week.

Colts. Running back Dominic Rhodes injured his left shoulder near the end of practice and was likely to miss Indianapolis' preseason opener Saturday at Seattle.

Saints. Coach Jim Haslett, who led New Orleans to the first playoff victory in its history in 2000, signed a four-year contract extension through 2006.

Haslett, 46, has an 18-16 record in two seasons with the Saints. He guided the team to the NFC West championship in his first season before the team fell to 7-9 last year.

Dolphins. Miami quarterback Jay Fiedler flew to Pittsburgh in owner Wayne Huizenga's jet for an examination of his surgically repaired left hip, received clearance to rejoin practice, and returned to Florida in time for the afternoon workout.

Fiedler missed three preseason games after undergoing similar surgery on his right hip two years ago.

Giants. Halfback Tiki Barber will probably miss New York's preseason game against the Super Bowl champion New England Patriots on Saturday after straining rib cartilage at practice.

Bills. Offensive guard Ruben Brown, nursing a sprained left knee, is expected to miss Buffalo's preseason opener against Cincinnati tomorrow.

Cowboys. Dallas defensive end Peppi Zellner has a strained left groin muscle and could be sidelined as long as four weeks, and offensive tackle Flozell Adams could be out even longer with a knee sprain.

They could miss the season opener at Houston on Sept. 8.

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