New Orleans Saints defensive end Charles Grant has been indicted on a charge of involuntary manslaughter stemming from a February altercation at a nightclub in southwest Georgia.

Grant, who was stabbed in the neck during the fracas, was charged by an Early County (Ga.) grand jury that also charged Laquient Macklin with felony murder and feticide in the shooting death of Korynda Reed, 23. Reed, who was reportedly pregnant, died after being taken to the Southeast Alabama Medical Center in Dothan, after the fight early Feb. 3. The indictment was posted on the Web site of the Early County News yesterday.

District Attorney Charles M. Ferguson could not be reached for comment last night.

Sheriff's Capt. Will Caudill said at the time of the melee that there was no known connection between Grant and Reed. He said the fight started inside the club and then moved outside, and Grant was attacked after shots were fired.

Woodrow Gray was indicted on a charge of aggravated assault in the knife attack on Grant, a former University of Georgia star from nearby Colquitt.

Grant was selected by the Saints in the first round of the 2002 NFL draft.

Marshae Stromer, Anthony Wilson, Jarvis Tinson, Rodreaco Gray and Woodrow Gray were also charged with involuntary manslaughter for alleged participation in the fight.

Noteworthy

* Dallas signed running back Marion Barber and cornerback Terence Newman to long-term extensions. Newman's 6-year extension to the final year left on his initial contract is worth more than $50 million. Barber, a restricted free agent, received a $45 million, 7-year contract.

* Indianapolis was awarded the 2012 Super Bowl, the fourth time a cold-weather city will host the game. The next two Super Bowls are in Tampa and in South Florida.

* Chip Rosenbloom, one of the new owners of the Rams, says he has been approached by "several people" about selling the team but there is "every intention" of keeping the team in St. Louis. *