The defending Super Bowl champion San Francisco 49ers reduced to one their number of unsigned rookies yesterday, coming to terms with cornerback Eric Davis.
Davis, a second-round pick from Jacksonville State, signed a three-year contract reportedly worth nearly $1 million.
His signing left wide receiver Ronald Lewis of Florida State, a third-round pick, as the only unsigned draftee.
Colts: Owner Bob Irsay isn't too concerned that Eric Dickerson and Chris Chandler remain absent from the team's training camp at Anderson (Ind.) University.
Dickerson failed to report for the third straight day while it's been more than a week for Chandler. Both have been sent the five-day reporting letters as mandated by league rules.
Chandler left camp after the Colts refused to pay him a $50,000 bonus for offseason workouts.
Veteran center Ray Donaldson also remains out of camp due to personal reasons. Meyer said he expects Donaldson to report Monday.
Placekicker Dean Biasucci was on hand for yesterday's practice after signing a two-year deal Friday night that will pay him $462,500 a year, the second highest salary for a kicker in the NFL, behind New Orleans's Morten Andersen ($500,000).
Meanwhile, the Colts waived running back Jim Bell. Also, wide receiver Clarence Verdin was granted a personal leave due to the death of his grandfather.
Bills: The two-time defending AFC East champions opened camp as Linebacker Shane Conlan and running back Thurman Thomas continued their holdouts, even though Conlan's agent, Ralph Cindrich, and Bills General Manager Bill Polian had extensive talks.
Conlan is seeking an estimated $1 million a year. Polian said the Bills have offered $850,000.
Cardinals: Joe Bugel, Phoenix's new coach, is trying to settle on a starting quarterback among Timm Rosenbach, Gary Hogeboom and Tom Tupa to replace retired Neil Lomax.
"We want to know who our leader is," Bugel said. "That position dictates whether you're successful in the National Football League. We need to have a number one in place."
Lions: Rodney Peete, considered Detroit's quarterback of the future, was limited by injuries to eight starts in his rookie season. Bob Gagliano, who has failed to report to camp, was the starter when Detroit won its final five games. Then the Lions took Heisman Trophy winner Andre Ware, who remains unsigned, with their first pick in the draft.
But Peete has been impressive during the first week of training camp. "Rodney Peete right now is the quarterback of record and these other guys are going to have to come in and try to beat him out," Coach Wayne Fontes said. NFL TRANSACTIONS
Kansas City Chiefs: OT Derrick Graham signed a two-year contract. C Mike Morris, who joined the team as a Plan B free agent in April, was waived. The team has signed 10 of their 11 draft choices but has not signed LB Percy Snow, the team's first-round selection.
New Orleans Saints: Starting WR Lonzell Hill agreed to a one-year contract. Terms were not announced.
Phoenix Cardinals: Signed DE Ron Saddler and agreed to terms with rookie DT Travis Davis, thus lowering their number of training camp holdouts to 11. Saddler, a fourth-year pro, agreed to terms late Friday night and ended his five-day holdout. Contract terms were not announced, in keeping with team policy.
San Francisco 49ers: OL Jeff Bregel, who came to camp early and was expected to vie for a starting job at right guard this year, announced his retirement.