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Updated: March 10, 2004, 11:39 AM ET
By By Darrell Trimble | ESPN Insider
Chicago Bears: If Chicago wants LT Ephraim Salaam, they're going to have to outbid the Baltimore Ravens to get him. Salaam's agent, Rocky Arceneaux, said Salaam will begin contract negotiations with the Ravens after a good visit to Baltimore on Tuesday, but the Bears will be given a chance to get involved. "The Ravens said [Salaam] is their guy, and it's going to come down to numbers," Arceneaux told the Chicago Tribune. The Bears will be interested in Sallam even if they get OT tackle John Tait, who they recently signed to an offer sheet.

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Indianapolis Colts: The team re-signed third-string QB Cory Sauter and LB Jim Nelson on Tuesday. Sauter will compete to be Manning's backup in 2004 and Nelson brings experience to a thin group. The Indianapolis Star Reports Sauter signed a four-year deal worth more than $4.6 million while Nelson accepted a one-year contract. Financial terms of Nelson's deal were not immediately available. The Colts may also look to make a bigger splash in free agency. Dungy said the team will consider signing DT Warren Sapp if he does not re-sign with Tampa Bay. "Warren Sapp is a good ballplayer," Dungy said. "Warren and I had a great six years together (in Tampa). I'd love to have Warren Sapp playing for me, but I don't know where that's going to go. I don't know how we could fit it in financially. I don't know what type of deal he's looking for."

Miami Dolphins: Now that the Dolphins and Steve Feldman, the agent for Damien McIntosh, have agreed his client would not seek to enforce a six-year contract the player signed Sunday because of a failed physical, the team is still expressing interest in signing the lineman. ''We've cleared it up with the agent,'' GM Rick Spielman told the Miami Herald. "We'll find out where he is from a medical standpoint because we want to continue negotiating. And we think that highly of the kid that if something needs to be done surgically or whatever, we can still get him under contract, rehab him and then have a player for five or six years. We still want the kid to be a part of the Dolphins. We're negotiating a contract.''


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