KELLY TO END CAREER?: Quarterback Jim Kelly apparently will not be offered a contract by the Buffalo Bills, likely ending an 11-year career with the team he led to four Super Bowl appearances.

Radio and television reports in the Buffalo area said Friday that the quarterback would be allowed to become a free agent after his contract expires Feb. 14, his 37th birthday.

Sources told The Associated Press earlier this week that Kelly had planned to meet with Buffalo management after the upcoming Super Bowl. Should Kelly become a free agent, he would likely retire because he does not want to play for a team other than the Bills, the sources said.


SIGNINGS: Outfielder Troy O'Leary and the Boston Red Sox agreed Friday to a $1.1 million, one-year contract, more than four times his $240,000 salary last season.

Pedro Martinez, the ace of the Montreal Expos' pitching staff, avoided arbitration Friday agreeing to a $3.5 million, one-year contract - more than 10 times his $315,000 salary last season.

Pitcher Shane Reynolds, one of four Houston Astros players who were eligible for salary arbitration, agreed today to a an $8.5 million, three-year contract.