PRO FOOTBALL DAILY REPORT : AROUND THE NFL : Simms and Hostetler in Deadlock

Associated Press

Going into tonight's exhibition against the New York Jets at East Rutherford, N.J., Giant Coach Ray Handley said the battle for starting quarterback between Phil Simms and Jeff Hostetler is even. Simms will start and play into the second quarter, with free agent Mike Perez finishing out the half. Hostetler will start the second half, with Matt Cavanaugh finishing the game.

Joe Montana rejoined the San Francisco 49ers' workouts despite a sore right elbow that limited his regimen to handoffs and footwork drills. Montana did throw a couple of times, but they were short flips with his left arm. "I was just resting it. It's still a little tender," Montana said of his right elbow. "It's just one of those things that happens. I get it all the time. It's tendinitis in my elbow. It'll go away in a couple of days."

Wayne Haddix, Pro Bowl cornerback for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, ended his holdout by signing a two-year contract believed to be worth $500,000 per year. . . . Quarterback Billy Joe Tolliver will play the first and third quarters for the San Diego Chargers in Monday's exhibition at San Francisco, Coach Dan Henning said. Tolliver was criticized for his performance in the first half of San Diego's 24-3 loss to the Rams on Monday.

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