THE SIDELINES : Dorsett Sees End of Grid Career

From Times Wire Services

Tony Dorsett says that his football career may be over, even though his knee has healed and that he may become a television commentator.

Dorsett, running back for the Denver Broncos, said Monday that he doesn't expect any of the NFL's 28 teams to offer him a contract and that he refuses to shop himself around.

"I would never stoop that low," he said.

Dorsett's contract with the Broncos pays him at least $500,000 this season, but it expires in February.

Dorsett underwent reconstructive surgery in August to repair a severely sprained left knee.

Coach Dan Reeves had suggested that Dorsett needed to improve his pass-catching skills to make the team.

"When people send out little innuendoes that you have to show you can catch the ball, then you know, in their mind, you're not a part of the system," Dorsett said.

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