Record-setting running back Eric Dickerson, satisfied the Los Angeles Rams will begin negotiations for a contract extension, agreed yesterday to end his 47-day holdout and rejoin the team.
"I think we came to a good compromise and I'm very satisfied," said Dickerson, who flew with the Rams to Philadelphia for Sunday's game against the Eagles. "I got tired of working out and not playing football. I don't have any regrets for holding out."
Dickerson will be on the bench Sunday. He is expected to play Sept. 23 at Seattle.
The Rams have agreed to cover the running back with a $4 million insurance policy against injury and pay him the $150,000 bonus he forfeited by not reporting. Dickerson will pay a $1,000 per day fine for his absence. The two parties will begin negotiations for a contract extension on Tuesday.
Dickerson has two seasons remaining on a four-year, $2.2-million contract he signed before his rookie season. He is seeking a contract extension that would put him in the same class with other top runners, including John Riggins, who will earn a reported $900,000 this season, and Marcus Allen, who reportedly has signed a four-year, $3.5-million deal.