PRO FOOTBALL / DAILY REPORT : AROUND THE NFL : Schroeder Cut by the Bengals
The Cincinnati Bengals waived backup quarterback Jay Schroeder in favor of former New York Jet backup Jeff Blake.
Schroeder, an eight-year NFL starter with the Redskins and Raiders, had been brought in last year as a backup while David Klingler matured. His contract was terminated, the Bengals said.
Blake, 23, was the Jets’ sixth-round pick in 1992. He played in three games the past two years, completing four of nine passes.
Dexter Carter, whose knee injury was initially thought to be season-ending, returned to practice and will play for the San Francisco 49ers on Monday against the Raiders.
Carter, a return specialist and a backup to halfback Ricky Watters, had been sidelined since injuring his right knee at the end of a 46-yard kickoff return in an Aug. 18 exhibition at San Diego.
Team physician Michael Dillingham thought Carter tore his anterior cruciate ligament, and Coach George Seifert told reporters after the game that Carter would be out for the year.
Steve Bono beat out Matt Blundin to be Joe Montana’s backup, Kansas City Chief Coach Marty Schottenheimer said. The Chiefs also signed free agent tight end Derrick Walker and released free-agent tight end Jimmy Johnson.
Jarrod Bunch, the New York Giants’ first-round draft pick in 1991, was waived from the physically-unable-to-perform list.
NFL owners will meet Wednesday with representatives of its officials in hopes of reaching agreement on a new contract before the season begins.