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Linebacker Trotter Signs With Redskins

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April 20, 2002|From Wire Reports

Two-time all-pro linebacker Jeremiah Trotter, released two weeks ago by the Philadelphia Eagles, agreed to a seven-year, $36-million contract with the Washington Redskins.

Trotter, who will receive a $7-million signing bonus, completes an all-pro linebacking corps for the Redskins. LaVar Arrington, Jessie Armstead and Trotter all played in the Pro Bowl last season.

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The NFL Management Council has approved the seven-year deal between the expansion Houston Texans and quarterback David Carr, the Houston Chronicle reported Friday on its Web site.

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The Buffalo Bills' chances of trading for New England quarterback Drew Bledsoe are diminishing.

"I still don't have the sense that they really want to do this, particularly with us," Bill President Tom Donahoe told a Buffalo radio station.

The Bills and Patriots are AFC East Division rivals, meaning Bledsoe would face his former team twice each season if dealt to Buffalo.

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Quarterback Brock Huard was traded from the Seattle Seahawks to the Indianapolis Colts for a fifth-round pick in this weekend's NFL draft.... The Minnesota Vikings agreed to terms with free-agent tight end Hunter Goodwin, who played the last three seasons for Miami.... The Chicago Bears matched an offer sheet tendered by the Kansas City Chiefs to linebacker Warrick Holdman, Chicago's No. 2 tackler last season.... The Baltimore Ravens have finalized a one-year contract extension with Coach Brian Billick, the Baltimore Sun reported.

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Cleveland Brown defensive tackle Gerard Warren pleaded guilty to a gun charge, five months after he was arrested while attending a party thrown by Pittsburgh Steeler receiver Plaxico Burress.

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