Veteran quarterback Randall Cunningham, who filled in for injured starter Brad Johnson last season and led the Minnesota Vikings to a playoff win, signed a two-year contract with the team. Financial terms were not disclosed, but the deal is believed to be worth about $2 million.
In other football news, Chicago Bears defensive end Alonzo Spellman has been released from the psychiatric unit where was hospitalized after bizarre behavior this month. Spellman will receive daily outpatient treatment for a condition described by one source as "highly treatable," the Chicago Tribune reported. He is expected to be able to continue his career if he stays with his prescribed treatment, the newspaper said.