PRO FOOTBALL DAILY REPORT : RAMS : Negotiations With Henley Planned

The Rams planned to begin negotiations with free agent cornerback Darryl Henley’s agent Tuesday night.

The Rams must offer Henley, who was paid $600,000 by the team last season despite sitting out 11 games, a minimum of $162,000 to play this year.

Henley, who has a Jan. 10 trial date for felony drug charges, has been cleared by NFL Commissioner Paul Tagliabue to play this season.

“We will make him an offer,” said John Shaw, Ram president. “I think all things being equal he would prefer playing here. But he’s a free agent and maybe somebody else will outbid us for his services.”


Shaw said the team is not concerned about safety issues surrounding Henley’s return, although a year ago Henley was pursued by armed assailants at Rams Park.


Coach Chuck Knox said starting quarterback Chris Miller probably won’t play against the Packers in Saturday’s exhibition opener in Madison, Wis. Miller suffered a strained abdominal muscle a few days ago. T.J. Rubley has been unable to practice because of a sore arm, so Chris Chandler and Jamie Martin will play against the Packers.