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PRO FOOTBALL DAILY REPORT : AFC : Jaguars Give Nod to Beuerlein

Associated Press

Steve Beuerlein, the first player chosen by Jacksonville in the expansion draft, is now also the Jaguars’ first starting quarterback. Coach Tom Coughlin said Beuerlein will be the No. 1 quarterback when the Jaguars play host to the Houston Oilers on Sunday.

Even though Mark Brunell came off the bench to direct both Jacksonville exhibition victories, Beuerlein had the better statistics.

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Defensive tackle Willie Broughton was traded by the Oakland Raiders to the New Orleans Saints for a future undisclosed draft choice. . . . The Raiders are still looking for a kicker to fill in for Jeff Jaeger, who has a sprained right knee. Backup quarterback Billy Joe Hobert, who kicked a 45-yard field goal to help win the Raiders’ final preseason game, remains the backup kicker. . . . The Kansas City Chiefs named Rich Gannon the backup quarterback behind Steve Bono. Matt Blundin is the third quarterback. . . . The Seattle Seahawks released nine-year linebacker David Brandon and 13-year offensive tackle Rich Baldinger.

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Dennis Erickson fined Seattle Seahawk starters Rick Mirer, Cortez Kennedy and Eugene Robinson $1,000 each for eating hot dogs on the sidelines during the team’s exhibition game in San Francisco.

Saturday night, Fox Network television cameras caught the three trying furtively to eat hot dogs on the sidelines in the third quarter of a 17-7 loss.

“It’s embarrassing,” Robinson said. “It makes us look like we’re undisciplined. It was just uncalled for. I hold myself fully accountable.”

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