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Young Hopes To Play

Steve Young remembers the hit that gave him the concussion. That, along with his rapidly diminishing headaches, left the San Francisco 49ers quarterback encouraged he would be able to play at New Orleans on Sunday.

“I got some of my memory back pretty quick, and then overnight I got a lot a sleep and I really feel a lot better,” Young said Monday.

Though Young was listed as probable for Sunday’s game at New Orleans, coach George Seifert said the team would be cautious about Young’s return.

A man accused of trying to set up a $1-million drug deal for former NFL defensive back Darryl Henley pleaded guilty at a Los Angeles court to a narcotics charge.

Jimmy Washington, 49, faces a mandatory minimum sentence of 10 years after pleading guilty to one count of conspiracy to distribute narcotics. He will be sentenced Jan. 27.

Dave Chaytors, the British Columbia Lions noseguard accused on Canadian television by Doug Flutie of using steroids, admitted he had used the performance-enhancing substance in the past, but “not right now.”

In a radio interview in Vancouver, B.C., Chaytors refused to say when he did use performance-enhancing drugs, but he did back up Flutie’s assertion that Canadian Football League players use steroids.

Barry Sanders was limping on a taped right foot at the Detroit Lions’ practice facility in Pontiac, Mich., the result of being stepped on during Sunday’s 35-7 loss to the New York Giants.

Coach Wayne Fontes said Sanders might miss a day or two of practice, but likely would be ready to play Sunday when the Lions take on the Packers in Green Bay.

Anthony Morgan arrived in Green Bay to rescue his football career and revive the Packers’ depleted receiving corps.

The Packers waived Morgan in training camp but begged him to return after losing Robert Brooks and Antonio Freeman to injuries.

Freeman, who broke his left forearm Sunday, will undergo surgery today and hopes to return in December.

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