The San Francisco 49ers reacquired running back Terrence Flagler from the Phoenix Cardinals for an undisclosed draft choice. Flagler, the 49ers’ second first-round pick in the 1987 draft, was traded along with defensive end Danny Stubbs to Dallas before the 1990 season. The Cowboys later waived Flagler and he signed with Phoenix.
Miami running back Sammie Smith will miss at least four weeks after damaging ligaments in his left knee during the Dolphins’ 29-13 exhibition victory over Tampa Bay on Saturday.
Barry Sanders signed a one-year extension on his contract, ending a 33-day absence from camp that he will cost him $49,500 in fines. Sanders received a $2.1-million signing bonus, payable over the next three seasons. He will be paid $600,000 for this season and receive $200,000 annual raises for the next two seasons, bringing his pay to $1 million by 1993.
Sanders signed a five-year contract in 1989 worth $5.9 million. The extension could bring Sanders’ six-year contract to $10.1 million.
Surgery to repair Percy Snow’s broken right ankle was successful, but the Kansas City Chiefs are without an experienced linebacker to take his starting inside position.
Snow, the Chiefs’ top draft pick last year, fractured his ankle Sunday night in a motor-scooter accident, and Monday Coach Marty Schottenheimer declared motor scooters off limits for all players.
For no apparent reason, safety Terry Kinard, who started all 16 games for the Houston Oilers last season, walked off the practice field and left training camp.