Heisman Trophy winner Doug Flutie has signed with the New Jersey Generals of the U.S. Football League, according to Flutie's attorney, Bob Woolf.
The Generals have scheduled a press conference for today to announce the signing of the Boston College quarterback to a reported five-year, $7.5 million contract.
Woolf said the contract was actually signed yesterday. He would give no details, but said, "There's been all kinds of speculation, and most of it has been quite accurate. It's a contract that is deserving of a Doug Flutie.
"I've always said that it's something that should be in the vicinity of a Herschel Walker or a Steve Young and that's what it is."
Young, a quarterback for Brigham Young, signed a contract said to be worth $40 million over 43 years with the Los Angeles Express of the USFL. Walker, a Heisman Trophy-winning running back from Georgia, signed a four-year contract with the Generals for an estimated $6 million . . .
John Stallworth, wide receiver with the Pittsburgh Steelers, said he probably will play next season, although he had said earlier he might retire.
Sunday's Pittsburgh Post-Gazette quoted Stallworth, 32, as saying, "I may have played my last game for the Steelers." He told The Huntsville (Ala.) Times yesterday that "I'm leaning toward going back right now." . . .
The Philadelphia Eagles named former coach Harry Gamble as general manager Monday. The appointment of Gamble, 54, who holds masters and doctoral degrees in business education and administration, is seen as an attempt by owner Leonard Tose to monitor expenses and the business side of the operation more closely . . .