CRAIG OUT: San Francisco 49ers' star RB Roger Craig reportedly suffered a partially torn posterior cruciate ligament of the right knee in the second quarter of Sunday's 24-21 victory over the Houston Oilers.
"As far as when he will return, it is indefinite," said 49ers Coach George Seifert yesterday. "However, we're not prepared at this time to put him on injured reserve."
AWAITING DICKERSON: Owner Bob Irsay is ready to talk to Eric Dickerson, but only if the Colts' running back is in the right mood.
"If he's a nice man and if he's got his head screwed on right, I will talk to him," said Irsay, whose team is 2-3 after winning its last two. "But if he gets up and talks about my offensive line or my players, I will leave the room. I appreciate my players."
After a protracted disagreement with the Colts in which he frequently criticized the offensive line and threatened to retire unless he was traded, Dickerson came to training camp late, failed his physical and was placed on the non-football injury list. He could be activated for the Oct. 21 game against Denver.
BEARING IT ALL: In Chicago Sunday after the Bears defeated the Packers, Milwaukee disc jockeys Dean and Doug Gilmore of WLUM interviewed Bears players after stripping down to their athletic supporters and socks. Gilmore said they wanted to show support for the players, who they thought have been ignored in the controversy over allowing female reporters in the locker rooms.
HARBAUGH HURT: Chicago QB Jim Harbaugh has a cracked rib and it may not be determined until Friday if he will be available for this weekend's game against the Los Angeles Rams. . . . Buffalo FS Mark Kelso will be out at least four weeks with a broken left leg and a dislocated left ankle.
PACKING UP: Coach Lindy Infante said RB Brent Fullwood, the Packers' No. 1 draft pick in 1987, would either be traded or released today. Fullwood has been plagued by injuries throughout his career.
Infante reinstated RB Herman Fontenot, cutting his two-week suspension in half. . . . The Patriots put C Gene Chilton on injured reserve.