RAIDERS BLUES: Oakland Coliseum officials may ask the city to help pay for the failed campaign to bring back the Raiders.
The Coliseum estimates it spent at least $2.2 million wooing the team, which decided this week to remain in Los Angeles. And George Vukasin, the Coliseum president, said that costs for geological surveys and consultants' fees have not yet been added. Estimates run as high as $4 million, too high for the Coliseum to shoulder alone, Vukasin said.
DILWEG TO START: Coach Lindy Infante named Anthony Dilweg to start at quarterback for the Green Bay Packers against the Chicago Bears on Sunday.
"Anthony will start the game. He certainly earned the right to do that. We're still in the process of getting Don caught back up. He's recovered considerably the last two weeks. But in my opinion right now, Anthony's the guy who deserves to play the game as the starter and gives us the best chance to win," said Infante.
COLTS MOVES: Recently signed veterans Randy Dixon, Jeff Herrod and Jon Hand, who missed the entire preseason, were activated.
To make room on the 47-player roster, the Colts placed rookie TE Eugene Riley on injured reserve and released DEs Gary Baldinger and Sean McNannie.
EXPANSION REPORT: The NFL's realignment and expansion committee held its second meeting in New York and said it would report on those issues at the regular league meetings in Chicago Oct. 16-17.