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Meisner, Rams Seem Close to Ending Contract Impasse

Greg Meisner, the Rams’ starting nose tackle last season, may be just a few days behind Eric Dickerson in resolving his contract dispute.

He and attorney John Marchiano met with Jay Zygmunt, the club’s general counsel, Monday and seemed close to signing a new contract. Unlike Dickerson, Meisner has been unable to report because his contract expired after last season and he has refused all of the Rams’ previous offers.

“We made some concessions and they improved their offer,” Marchiano said. “There are different proposals for different lengths of time.”

Marchiano said he planned to continue negotiations “until something happens.”

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The Rams have attempted to trade Meisner’s rights for a third-round draft choice. New Orleans is believed to have offered a fifth, which the Rams refused.

Meanwhile, Dickerson’s advisers were scheduled to meet today with Ram vice president John Shaw to start negotiating an extension of his contract to start in 1987. That was a condition of his agreement to report to the team last Friday, ending a 46-day holdout.


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