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QB Mirer signs with Raiders

Rick Mirer signed Saturday with the Raiders, the former Notre Dame quarterback's sixth team in nine seasons.

Mirer, 32, spent most of the past two seasons with the 49ers as a backup to Jeff Garcia.

Mirer was the second overall pick in the 1993 draft by the Seahawks and earned rookie of the year that season with 274 completions, 486 attempts and 2,883 passing yards.

He spent four seasons with the Seahawks before joining the Bears in 1997. He played for the Packers in 1998 and the Jets in 1999 before going to the 49ers.

Mirer, a three-year starter for Notre Dame, has 10,702 passing yards and 47 touchdowns over his career, including a career-high 13 touchdowns in 1995.

BEARS: Defensive lineman Jason Wiltz, a former Jets backup who was not in the league last season, signed. Wiltz was New York's fourth-round choice in the 1999 draft and played 27 games in two seasons.

GIANTS: reported the team has looked into trading defensive end Michael Strahan, who said he will not be in New York after next season. Several general managers and coaches at the recent owners meetings confirmed New York made calls after the Pro Bowl, gauging interest in the league's defensive player of the year, who set the league sack record with 22{. The team reached an agreement with free safety Shaun Williams on a four-year deal.

LIONS: reported reserve defensive tackle Kelvin Pritchett, an unrestricted free agent, reached an agreement on a one-year deal worth $750,000.

OBITUARY: Former Steelers running back George Kiick, whose son, Jim, also played in the league, died Thursday at 84. George Kiick, who played for the Steelers in 1940 and '45, died in Pompton Plains, N.J. He was awarded a Silver Star for gallantry and a Purple Heart for his service during World War II. Jim Kiick played for the Dolphins from 1968-74, winning two Super Bowls.