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Tuesday, February 24, 1998

Stubblefield Signs Blockbuster Contract





Redskins sign Stubblefield
By Larry Weisman

February 24, 1998. pg. 01.C

The Washington Redskins' leaky run defense found a stopper in Dana Stubblefield.

The free-agent defensive tackle left the San Francisco 49ers on Monday and signed a six-year contract worth $36 million (including an $8 million signing bonus) that brings the NFL Defensive Player of the Year to a team desperate for help up front.

"My job is to stop the run. That's what we're going to do," Stubblefield said.

Washington ranked 30th (last) in the NFL against the run in 1996 and 28th in '97. Stubblefield gained more notice for his pass rushing with the 49ers' No. 1-rated defense in '97, finishing with 15 sacks.

Copyright USA Today Information Network Feb 24, 1998

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