BEAMING:

Colts Coach Ron Meyer was offered a contract extension that could be worth $3 million over the next four seasons.

"I couldn't be happier. I'm ecstatic," Meyer said after he and owner Robert Irsay ironed out details. "I've always been very happy with the Colts and Mr. Irsay has always been very fair to me."

According to Irsay, the contract could be worth up to $3 million if various incentives are reached. . . .

Edward McCaskey, 71, chairman of the Bears, was in good condition in a Chicago hospital after having tests for a heart condition. The teams said McCaskey, who has a history of heart problems, didn't have a heart attack and will leave the hospital in a couple of days.

RESIGNING:

Jimmy Oldham has resigned after one year as Patriots media relations director. New England CEO Sam Jankovich reportedly wanted Oldham to stay. . . . 49ers WR Jerry Rice is the Sporting News player of the year. Dolphins OT Richmond Webb is rookie of the year. The publication also selected an all-pro team, with OT Jim Lachey the lone Redskin named. . . . Former Lions first-round pick DL Reggie Rogers, 26, is free after serving a year in prison for the traffic deaths of three teenagers near Detroit in 1988. He said he will settle in Seattle and likely abandon his football career.