Washington Redskins General Manager Charley Casserly is close to completing an agreement with the Westwood One radio network to serve as a once-a-week NFL studio analyst.
The deal includes an escape clause that would enable Casserly, whose resignation as general manager is effective Friday, to accept a job with another NFL team or with the league.
"We're still working out the details," Casserly said yesterday. "My understanding is, it would be a Sunday pregame show to talk about the league."
Casserly will not maintain an office at Redskin Park after his resignation takes effect. He already has removed most of his belongings from his office, and his secretary was fired by the team last week.
He reached a financial settlement with Redskins owner Daniel Snyder just before training camp, agreeing to step aside as the team's GM and serve the remaining two seasons on his contract as a consultant to Snyder. Casserly's agreement with Snyder does not preclude him, however, from accepting a job elsewhere in the league.
S. Alexander Still Healing
Turner and trainer Bubba Tyer said yesterday they hope starting tight end Stephen Alexander, who sprained a knee ligament, will resume practicing this week. But Turner said he doesn't expect Alexander to play in Friday's preseason finale against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Alexander missed Saturday's victory at Pittsburgh after being injured 11 days ago in the Redskins' win over the Buffalo Bills. . . .
The Redskins officially reduced their roster to 65 players yesterday, but they still have 70 players in camp. Five players who played in NFL Europe -- center Juan Porter, guard Mike Edwards, defensive tackle Troy Bailey and cornerbacks David Terrell and Tyrone Smith -- do not count against the official limit. . . .
Redskins officials said they have no immediate plans to resume contract negotiations with retired defensive end Chris Doleman even after clearing additional salary cap space with yesterday's release of offensive lineman Joe Patton. . . .
Tackle Dan Wilkinson participated in yesterday's practice with a wrap on his left ring finger, which he dislocated during Saturday's game. Defensive end Kenard Lang, who sprained his left ankle Saturday, did not participate in practice and likely will not play in the Tampa Bay game.