PRO FOOTBALL : DAILY REPORT : AROUND THE NFL
Though he didn’t get the contract he wanted, nose tackle Dan Saleaumua ended his 19-day holdout and reported to the Kansas City Chiefs’ training camp.
Saleaumua, the lowest-paid starting in the Chiefs’ defense is in the option year of a contract that paid him $160,000 last year.
“The Chiefs have me for the year,” he said. “I’m under contract and I will fulfill my one-year obligation. Whatever happens after this year will happen.”
Pro Bowl tackle Richmond Webb of the Miami Dolphins tore ligaments in his left knee in Saturday’s 19-17 victory over the Raiders in Tokyo and will be out for three to four weeks.
Webb said he injured the knee when he couldn’t catch his balance as he fell to the turf.
Fullback Alonzo Highsmith, who announced plans to end his holdout with the Dallas Cowboys, changed his mind and turned down the club’s latest offer of $350,000.
Highsmith spent the last half of 1990 rehabilitating an injured left knee after two operations. He said the Cowboys want to cut his pay to $140,000 if he goes on injured reserve again this year.
Cornerback A.J. Johnson of the Washington Redskins underwent surgery for a dislocated wrist and is expected to miss 6-to-8 weeks.
Johnson, who was injured in Sunday night’s 16-7 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers, had two pins inserted in the wrist, and was fitted for a full arm cast.