NFL NOTES : Veteran Schonert Waived by Bengals

From Associated Press

Backup quarterback Turk Schonert was waived Wednesday by the Cincinnati Bengals.

Schonert, a graduate of Servite High School, was the Chicago Bears’ ninth-round draft pick in 1980 and came to the Bengals in 1981 on waivers. He spent eight seasons with the Bengals and one season with Atlanta.

In nine NFL seasons, Schonert attempted 495 passes and had 311 completions for 3,788 yards and 11 touchdowns, and was intercepted 20 times.

Seven-year NFL veteran Paul Moyer, who started 16 games at strong safety for Seattle in 1988, has retired because of a ruptured disc in his neck.


Coach Chuck Knox said Moyer, a Villa Park High School graduate, will become a coaching assistant with the Seahawks and help with the team’s secondary. The Seahawks opened their minicamp Wednesday.

Moyer played 11 games as a backup to starter Nesby Glasgow last season. He spent the last five weeks of the 1989 season on injured reserve because of his ailing neck.

Signed as a rookie free agent from Arizona State in 1983, Moyer spent his first five seasons in Seattle as Kenny Easley’s backup.

Moyer played in 98 games in his Seahawks’ career, starting 27 of them. He had 11 interceptions.

The Rams added to their collection of Big Ten quarterbacks by acquiring Chuck Long from the Detroit Lions for an undisclosed draft choice.

Long, a first-round draft choice by the Lions in 1986, will compete with Mark Herrmann for the backup spot to Rams’ starter Jim Everett. Long played at Iowa; Herrmann and Everett at Purdue.