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Steelers

Ferens headed for Houston

| Friday, Aug. 10, 2001

HOUSTON -- Dan Ferens, who spent 20 years as chief negotiator and business coordinator for the Steelers, will be director of negotiations for the new Houston Texans, the expansion team announced Thursday.

Ferens has spent the last year as vice president for McCormack Advisors International, the financial arm of Cleveland-based International Management Group, one of the world's largest athlete management and sports marketing agencies.

''He brings a wealth of NFL negotiating experience to the table,'' Texans general manager Charley Casserly said.

The Texans begin play in 2002.

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