The NFL will name Harold Henderson executive vice president of labor relations, making the Amtrax official the league's highest-ranking black in its 72-year history, according to a published report.

USA Today reported in today's editions that Henderson's pending appointment by commissioner Paul Tagliabue also signals the demise of the Management Council in a bargaining role. The last collective bargaining agreement between the players and NFL expired before the 1987 season.Locally . . .