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July 26, 1961


• Center Jim Otto told the team he planned to play out his option in 1961 and jump to the NFL next year

• Otto cited a salary dispute as the cause with a difference of “several thousand dollars” between each side’s offer


• The team cut five players: running back Bo Bankston, defensive back Clive Bullian, linebacker Dick Carlsen, defensive back Grover Garvin, and defensive back Ed Whittle

• Defensive tackle Ramon Armstrong informed the team he was retiring from pro football to help out on his father’s ranch in Texas

Injury Updates

• The team’s medical staff confirmed that tackle Paul Oglesby had a slipped disc in his back and would be out for the season

• Guard Wayne Hawkins suffered a slight muscle pull and defensive end Charley Powell strained a leg muscle, but neither was expected to miss much time

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