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August 19, 1986

Former Iowa quarterback Chuck Long ended his 28-day holdout and signed a four-year contract worth $1.75 million with the Detroit Lions, making him the fourth-highest-paid rookie in pro football this season.

"I'm glad to be in camp and glad to have it over with," Long, the Lions' top draft pick, said at a news conference at the teams' training camp in Rochester, Mich. "I think it's going to be the start of a good, long relationship."

Russ Thomas, the Lions' general manager, said: "It took a long time to do it, but we're happy to sign him. I think the structure of the contract is fair to both sides."

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