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