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Green Bay Signs Raleigh McKenzie

February 23, 1999

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) _ Fourteen-year veteran Raleigh McKenzie has agreed to a deal with the Green Bay Packers, who lost right guard Adam Timmerman to the St. Louis Rams last week.

McKenzie, the 36-year-old twin brother of Reggie McKenzie, the Packers’ director of pro personnel, will reunite with Green Bay coach Ray Rhodes, for whom he played in Philadelphia in 1995 and ’96.

Terms weren’t disclosed, but the four-year deal is reportedly worth about $6 million and includes a $1.8 million signing bonus.

McKenzie, 6-foot-2 and 283 pounds, has played all five offensive line positions in his NFL career, including right tackle for San Diego last season.

McKenzie, who won Super Bowl rings with Washington in 1987 and ’91, will carry a 126-game starting streak into the 1999 season.

The Packers also said Monday they had signed quarterback Matt Hasselbeck to a multi-year contract and free agent receiver Tyrone Goodson, who was waived by St. Louis last summer.

The Packers released linebacker Anthony Hicks, a fifth-round draft selection out of Arkansas in 1998 who spent the past two seasons on injured reserve.

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