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1995 in the NFL

In XXIX, It Is the Young and Defenseless

By David Aldridge
Washington Post Staff Writer

MIAMI, JAN. 29 -- The first hug was from quarterbacks coach Gary Kubiak. Then came several players, including the veteran guard, Jesse Sapolu, a monster embrace from the owner, Eddie DeBartolo, and finally came wide receiver Jerry Rice, with a brotherly clinch.

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At Long Last, Young's Demons Be Gone

By Thomas Boswell
Washington Post Columnist
January 30, 1995

MIAMI -- The past two years, Steve Young couldn't bear to watch the Super Bowl. On the other hand, the San Francisco 49ers quarterback couldn't bear to not watch the game either. Dreams of the Super Bowl, and nightmares about how his team kept failing to get there, haunted his nights and dominated his waking conversation.

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Redskins Make Westbrook Their First Catch

By David Aldridge
Washington Post Staff Writer
April 23, 1995

The Washington Redskins aspire to build an offense in the image of the San Francisco 49ers and Dallas Cowboys. So they bypassed defense in the first round of yesterday's NFL draft to take University of Colorado wide receiver Michael Westbrook with the fourth pick overall.

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Cowboys Sign Sanders to Five Year,
$35 Million Deal

By Leonard Shapiro
Washington Post Staff Writer
September 10, 1995

The balance of power in the National Football Conference shifted dramatically yesterday when Deion Sanders agreed to terms on a five-year, $30 million contract to play cornerback, some offense and return kicks for the Dallas Cowboys this season.

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Modell Announces Browns'
Move to Baltimore

By Charles Babington and Ken Denlinger
Washington Post Staff Writers

BALTIMORE, NOV. 6 -- Eleven years after losing its beloved Colts, Baltimore exulted today in the announcement that the Cleveland Browns, one of the National Football League's historic franchises, will move here to a $200 million publicly financed stadium to be built near Oriole Park at Camden Yards by 1998.

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Shula, Dolphins in Rough Waters

By David Aldridge
Washington Post Staff Writer

MIAMI, NOV. 21 -- These are troubled times for the Miami Dolphins and their rock-jawed coach, Don Shula. Never mind the lynch-mob mentality out there on South Florida's talk-show circuit the morning after Monday night's 44-20 loss at the hands of the visiting San Francisco 49ers.

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