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Redskins Sign Bates, Two Others

July 10, 2001

WASHINGTON (AP) _ Five-time Pro Bowl kick returner Michael Bates has signed with the Washington Redskins.

Bates’ two-year, $1.32 million deal includes a $100,000 signing bonus. It was completed Monday after the Redskins created salary cap space by renegotiating safety Sam Shade’s contract.

Bates had been released by Carolina in a salary cap move.

The Redskins also signed strong safety Jason Kaiser and defensive back Central McClellion. Kaiser is a former CFL player and McClellion played in the CFL and NFL Europe.

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