Restricted free agent defensive lineman Demetric Evans said he signed his contract tender from the Washington Redskins yesterday, and exclusive-rights free agent Ron Warner did the same, leaving just restricted quarterback Tim Hasselbeck and defensive back Andre Lott unsigned. They have until today to sign offer sheets with other clubs, which is not expected. . . .
Evans, offensive lineman Ray Brown, defensive lineman Renaldo Wynn and linebacker Mike Barrow recently returned from an NFL program in conjunction with the Harvard Business School and Wharton business school at the University of Pennsylvania.
The three-day courses focused on preparing players for business ventures when their playing careers are over; costs are covered by the league and players' association. Wynn, Brown and Evans, the youngest player taking part, attended the course at Harvard, and will return for a three-day follow-up in May. Barrow went to Wharton, which offers a yearlong support program for attendees.
In all, 66 NFL players took part in the program.
-- Jason La Canfora