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Knee a big issue? Glenn says Cowboys want injury settlement signed

The Dallas Cowboys did not want Terry Glenn, who played in only one game last season while recovering from a pair of knee surgeries, participating in team workouts last week.

Now, according to Glenn, the Cowboys don't want to be on the hook to pay him, either, if the receiver hurts his knee again.

Glenn told the Fort Worth Star-Telegram that the Cowboys have asked him to sign a $500,000 injury settlement. Such an agreement would free Dallas of any obligation to pay him if he cannot play this season because of his knee.

Glenn is due to make $1.74 million in 2008.

"I should have seen this coming," Glenn told the Star-Telegram by text message.

Reached Wednesday by The Dallas Morning News, Glenn said,
"I really want to play. I thought the team had confidence in what I was doing in the offseason program that I can make it through the season. But with this contract, there might not be that much faith at all."

Glenn reported to Valley Ranch last week prepared to work out with the Cowboys, but the team held him out of on-field activity, saying he was an experienced player and the coaching staff would be better served by getting a good look at Dallas' young receivers.

Glenn has worked out in the offseason without any problems with his knee. Even Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said Glenn looked good during the offseason and in individual throwing sessions.

Then, heads turned when the team barred Glenn from last week's workouts. Jones created more confusion by saying, "Well, this is voluntary, so to each his own," as if Glenn was the one who decided not to participate.

Jones said recently that newly acquired cornerback Pacman Jones might be asked to play some wide receiver next season, a sign that Dallas might not have full confidence in Glenn's health.