CARLISLE, PA., JULY 30 -- With agents and management waiting for each other to make concessions, four unsigned Washington Redskins remained out of training camp a second straight day.
General Manager Charley Casserly has indicated the team will talk but that the offers on the table will remain in place.
Sources say the Redskins are about $200,000 a year apart on a three-year deal for Darryl Grant and $100,000 a year apart on a three-year deal for Markus Koch. The disagreement with Gerald Riggs is not over dollars, but whether they should be paid in automatic bonuses or reachable incentives if he remains healthy.
Sources say Ravin Caldwell, who made $140,000 last season, was offered a three-year deal with a base salary of $225,000 for 1990. He wants $300,000.
"This is a strange one," said Steve Weinberg, Caldwell's agent. "I think the Redskins are one of the fairest teams around, but I'm scratching my head over this one. I hope someone in their organization is too."
Caldwell's argument is that he's making too little for a starter and that Plan B signee Kevin McArthur is getting $300,000 in addition to a $65,000 signing bonus.
Manley Abandons CFL Hope
Attorney Bob Woolf informed NFL Commissioner Paul Tagliabue today that Dexter Manley has given up any hope of playing in the Canadian Football League. Instead, Woolf said Manley would apply for NFL reinstatement in October and hope to be allowed to play on Nov. 18 -- the one-year anniversary of his lifetime ban for violating the league's substance abuse policy.
Manley faced many obstacles in trying to get into the CFL. For one thing, he has six games left on his contract with the Redskins; the CFL honors all NFL contracts as well as league suspensions.
"I told the commissioner I felt Dexter was making great strides," Woolf said. "He's doing volunteer work in Houston and I'm very pleased with him."
Manley has told friends the Redskins don't want him back, and team officials have done nothing to discourage that opinion. Woolf said he has heard the same things and "at a later date, I'll speak to the Redskins. That's Dexter's first preference, but he knows it may have to be someplace else."