Injured Atlanta Falcons running back William Andrews, after hearing reports that management is optimistic he will return this season, said he plans to meet next week with Coach Dan Henning.
"When I read that after I got back, I said, 'Where did they come up with that idea? Nobody told me anything about that,' " he said.
Andrews missed the 1984 National Football League season with a knee injury. He said this week he was shocked by the reports, and the soonest he might try a comeback would be next year.
Andrews suffered peroneal nerve damage when major ligaments in his left knee were shredded during a preseason scrimmage last year. He said he hopes the team is not including him in 1985 plans.
Andrews has a contract that will pay him about $200,000 a year until he is 70, the Associated Press reported. "But that doesn't enter into my trying to play again," he said. "I'm above that. Aside from the money, I enjoy playing."
*Colts: Plans are off for the experimental use of radio transmitters and receivers in players' helmets for Saturday's exhibition between Indianapolis and Seattle.
The equipment "worked fine," Colts public relations director Bob Eller said, but in a test at the Dallas Cowboys' training camp an improper fit inside the helmets caused "a pinching sensation."
Eller said the designer probablywill try to make adjustments in time for a second preseason experiment (Pittsburgh at Minnesota, Aug. 17)."
*Dolphins: Lyle Blackwood, his holdout ended, said if he had waited for a contract paying what other starting free safeties around the league make, he still would be holding out. And of his teammate and brother, "Glenn is not a holdout, he's being held out. I know my brother's attitude and, as soon as he gets a fair offer, he'll be in camp."
*Oilers: One week after he asked to be traded, Houston linebacker Gregg Bingham announced he is retiring and taking an administrative job with the team.
Offensive lineman Pat Howell, a seven-year veteran, will undergo surgery Monday to correct a shoulder problem and is expected to miss six to eight weeks.
*Patriots: Rookie wide receiver Gerard Phelan probably will miss at least two months with a sprain of the lateral ligament in his left knee, hurt in practice Monday.
*Steelers: Running back Frank Pollard is out indefinitely with a broken bone in his right hand, stepped on in practice Monday.
*Vikings: Defensive end Keith Millard, the team's first-round draft choice in 1984, cleared USFL waivers and participated in his first Minnesota practice. He forfeited a $150,000 bonus owed him by the Jacksonville Bulls and signed a reported four-year, $1.8 million deal.