A deal is close that would move four of the New Orleans Saints' home games to the Alamodome, according to the San Antonio Express-News.
The newspaper, citing unidentified sources close to the negotiations, said that city and Saints officials have nearly completed a deal to bring four games to the city, and an agreement could come by today.
The newspaper said likely games to be moved to San Antonio are Oct. 2 vs. Buffalo, Oct. 16 vs. Atlanta, Dec. 4 vs. Tampa Bay, and Dec. 24 vs. Detroit. The newspaper also said the plan being discussed would move three Saints' home games to LSU's Tiger Stadium in Baton Rouge (Oct. 30 vs. Miami, Nov. 6 vs. Chicago, and Dec. 18 vs. Carolina).
Pro Bowl running back Brian Westbrook
cut off contract talks with the Eagles because the sides are far apart on a long-term extension. Westbrook had been seeking a long-term deal after signing a one-year restricted free agent offer for $1.43 million. He is coming off a breakout season in which he led the team with 1,515 total yards . . . Giants running back Tiki Barber
said he signed a two-year contract extension with the team. The new contract goes through the 2008 season . . . The NFL reduced the suspension of Colts safety Mike Doss
from two games to one. Doss was suspended in June for violating the league's personal conduct policy.
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