Steeler Kicker Gets New Deal

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Norm Johnson, who had three field goals in the Pittsburgh Steelers’ season-opening 24-9 loss to Jacksonville, signed a two-year contract extension through 1998. Johnson, 36, will make $412,500 this season and the extension is worth $900,000. The former UCLA kicker set team records last season with 34 field goals and 141 points.


Backup cornerback Larry Brown, who saw little action in the Oakland Raiders’ season-opener because of a foot injury, does not expect to be completely sound Sunday against Kansas City.

Brown, the most valuable player in Super Bowl XXX for the Cowboys who signed a five-year, $12-million free-agent contract, injured his arch during training camp and still experiences pain.


A similar injury forced Mark McGwire of the Oakland Athletics to undergo two operations.