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NFL briefs

July 20, 2001

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Two draft picks agree with Chiefs

Kansas City, Mo. The Kansas City Chiefs agreed to terms Thursday with two draft choices, sixth-round pick Alex Sulfsted and seventh-rounder Terdell Sands.

Sulfsted, the 6-foot-3, 312-pound guard from Miami of Ohio, agreed to a three-year deal. Sands, the 6-7, 340-pound defensive tackle from Tennessee-Chattanooga, signed a four-year contract.

The team did not disclose financial terms.

Former KSU standout signs with Carolina

Charlotte, N.C. Jarrod Cooper, the former Kansas State safety drafted in the fifth round, signed with the Carolina Panthers on Thursday.

Cooper agreed to a three-year deal worth $1.013 million, including a $117,000 signing bonus.

Cooper, 6-foot and 210 pounds, is the team's sixth draft pick to sign. First-round draft pick Dan Morgan and fourth-round draft choice Chris Weinke remain unsigned.

New York Jets release Elliott again

Hempstead, N.Y. Veteran offensive lineman Jumbo Elliott was released by the New York Jets on Thursday.

Elliott, who retired at the start of last season, returned later in the season as a backup and caught the first touchdown pass of his career on a tackle-eligible play.

Elliott, 36, grew up in Lake Ronkonkoma, N.Y., and spent his 14-year NFL career with New York teams the Giants and Jets.

Cowboys ink top pick

Austin, Texas Dallas Cowboys rookie quarterback Quincy Carter, the team's top draft pick in April, has been given a five-year, $3.3 million contract.

Pittsburgh signs corners

Latrobe, Pa. The Pittsburgh Steelers avoided a breakdown in their secondary, signing cornerbacks Dewayne Washington and Chad Scott to new contracts worth more than $20 million each Thursday.

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