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PRO FOOTBALL DAILY REPORT : AROUND THE NFL : Redskins Sign Shuler for $19 Million

August 03, 1994|Associated Press

The Washington Redskins and quarterback Heath Shuler, the club's top draft pick, agreed to terms on an eight-year, $19-million deal, ending a 13-day holdout.

The deal, largest in Redskin history, includes a signing bonus of $5 million, also the largest the team has ever paid.

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Derrick Alexander, the Cleveland Browns' second pick in the first round of the draft, signed and is expected to be in camp today. Terms were not disclosed. . . . Tight end Keith Cash, who had been the Kansas City Chiefs' only unsigned player, agreed to terms, one day after the team signed first-round draft pick Greg Hill to a four-year deal worth about $3 million. . . . Linebacker Rickey Jackson reached a contract agreement with the San Francisco 49ers, hours after working out for the team. In a symbolic move, retiring running back Roger Craig was signed by the 49ers, allowing him to leave the game as a member of the team he broke in with in 1983. . . . The Seattle Seahawks said they will play both of their home exhibitions at Husky Stadium at the University of Washington because of repairs at the Kingdome. . . . Atlanta Falcon Coach June Jones said he would be interested in talking to Deion Sanders if the two-sport star decides to move back into football during a baseball strike.

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