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Tue, 25 Mar 2003 14:08:07 -0800
Updating previous reports, the Washington Post reports the Washington Redskins and free agent WR Raghib Ismail (Cowboys) have broken off contract talks. The two sides were unable to agree to a contract structure that would have adequately addressed the possibilities of Ismail getting hurt or deciding to retire. "Both sides worked really hard and in good faith to come up with a contract structure that fairly allocated the risks and potential rewards of the situation," said Ismail's Washington-based attorney, Lon Babby. "It wasn't the fault of the Redskins or Rocket. We just couldn't come up with a solution to the issues."
Sat, 22 Mar 2003 21:56:19 -0800
Updating previous reports, the Washington Post reports free agent WR Raghib Ismail (Cowboys) is still mulling his future. The Washington Redskins and Ismail resumed negotiations last week and were close to an agreement at one point, but Ismail still has not made a final decision about whether he intends to play next season, according to sources.
Fri, 21 Mar 2003 19:06:15 -0800
Updating previous reports, the Washington Redskins continued working Friday to try to finish a deal with free agent WR Raghib Ismail (Cowboys). The two sides are having trouble applying the finishing touches to a contract, and it was unclear Friday night whether a deal would be completed. The sides were struggling to work out a contract structure that would adequately address the possibilities of Ismail getting hurt or retiring.
Thu, 20 Mar 2003 19:46:36 -0800
Updating previous reports, the Washington Redskins believed they were on the verge of adding WR Raghib Ismail to their group of wide receivers. The team continued exchanging contract proposals yesterday with Ismail's Washington-based representative, Lon Babby. The two sides had the basic financial terms in place, sources said, but were trying to agree on a contract structure that would address Ismail getting hurt or retiring.
Wed, 19 Mar 2003 19:10:21 -0800
Updating previous reports, the Washington Redskins are about to sign free agent WR Raghib Ismail (Cowboys) to serve as their third wide receiver. The deal likely will be completed within a few days. "It looks like we're going to get Rocket, too," coach Steve Spurrier said. "Now we'll really have some speed."
Mon, 17 Mar 2003 18:08:19 -0800
Updating previous reports, the Washington Post reports the Washington Redskins resumed discussions with free agent WR Raghib Ismail's (Cowboys) agent, Lon Babby, on Monday. They are waiting for the free agent wide receiver to decide if he will play next season. The Redskins are apparently willing to sign Ismail if he wants to play next season, but Ismail was still weighing his options Monday.
Sun, 16 Mar 2003 22:05:09 -0800
Updating previous reports, Mark Maske reports for the Washington Post the Washington Redskins could move early this week to attempt to sign free agent WR Raghib Ismail (Cowboys), who would be penciled in as their No. 3 WR. The Redskins initially were uncertain whether they still were interested, but Sunday they seemed to be leaning toward resuming negotiations.
Fri, 14 Mar 2003 22:28:46 -0800
According to Mark Maske of the Washington Post, WR Raghib Ismail might reverse his decision to retire. If he does, the Washington Redskins will once again pursue him. Ismail has reemerged as a candidate to serve as the team's No. 3 WR, after contacting Redskins officials recently to say he might play next season, sources close to the situation said. Redskins officials are trying to decide whether Ismail still fits into their plans even as he mulls his future.
Tue, 04 Mar 2003 17:53:37 -0800
Updating previous reports, the Washington Post reports the Washington Redskins pursuit of free agent WR Raghib Ismail (Cowboys) ended abruptly on Tuesday when he told the team he plans to retire. Ismail missed all of last season after undergoing surgery in August for a neck injury.
Mon, 03 Mar 2003 10:58:14 -0800
Updating previous stories, Len Pasquarelli, of ESPN.com, reports the Washington Redskins are close to finalizing a deal with unrestricted free agent WR Raghib Ismail (Cowboys).
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