Ronnie Lott, often called the hear and soul of the San Francisco 49er defense, has offered to take a $200,000 pay cut to remain with the team.

But his attroney, Leanard Armato, says the 49ers want an even deeper slice of the $1 million Lott is scheduled to receive this year.Lott, left off the 49ers' protected list and now a Plan B free agent wants to play two more years and would like them to be with San Francisco. But five other teams have expressed an interest and Lott hasn't ruled out a move.