Members of a Maryland delegation that accompanied Gov. William Donald Schaefer to St. Louis for negotiations on a proposal to move the NFL Cardinals to Baltimore next season yesterday re-evaluated the offer amid assurances from owner William Bidwill that he has not made a decision.

Herb Belgrad, chairman of the Maryland Stadium Authority, declined to discuss details of the Saturday talks or a Sunday meeting with special counsel Eugene Feinblatt and Raymond (Chip) Mason, who represents the business community. Belgrad said any public discussion of yesterday's decisions "would be inappropriate before they are communicated to the Cardinals."

Belgrad said no further meetings are scheduled, "but we intend to have further discussions with them." Belgrad said Friday's deadline for teams notifying the NFL of their intentions to relocate would not be a problem if Bidwill is seriously considering Baltimore.

"If the Cardinals want to negotiate seriously with Baltimore, like they did with Phoenix, it can be done without delay and within the time limits set by the NFL," he said.

The Boston Globe reported last week that Bidwill had decided to move his franchise to Phoenix/Tempe, Ariz., and would announce that at a news conference Thursday.

"I don't think it's a fait accompli," Belgrad said. "I would not be going through an exercise if I thought it was futile. That's not to say it is as it was before last week {when the Cardinals negotiated for four days in Phoenix and papers were prepared and delivered to Bidwill}."

Belgrad said Bidwill and his attorney, Thomas Guilfoil, did not discuss the Phoenix offer with the Baltimore delegation. "The only ground rules we started with were that they told us they had not made a decision and were still interested in us," Belgrad said. "It was the first opportunity we had to sit face to face with Mr. Bidwill and his attorney and discuss the proposal we had submitted prior to Thanksgiving."

Belgrad said he was unaware of offers made by Phoenix/Tempe, Jacksonville and St. Louis other than from news reports. "Our proposal was based on long-range plans for our new stadiums {in Camden Yards}," he said.

Guilfoil declined to discuss the substance of Saturday's day-long meeting. He said "there has been no commitment from anyone" concerning the Cardinals' possible move. Of the Arizona documents delivered to Bidwill Friday, Guilfoil said, "I would not understand it to be final documents, but . . . {ones that} would allow us to have a good feel on what a final document would be."