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Jeff Hostetler, who helped Bill Belichick win his second ring with the Giants back in 1990, visited Patriots camp on Wednesday to eatch his nephew, tight end hopeful Jonathan Stupar. After filling in so well for Phil Simms in Super Bowl XXVI against Buffalo, Hostetler went on to the Raiders and then to the Redskins, where he took over for the injured Gus Frerotte for the final three games of 1997. Hoss was 2-1 as a starter, the best record by a Washington QB during the last 16 years, but he bolted from the team the following September when coach Norv Turner inserted then-nobody Trent Green instead for Frerotte in the 1998 opener.

 

— David Elfin

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David Elfin

David Elfin

David Elfin has been following Washington-area sports teams since the late 1960s. David began his journalism career at Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School, the University of Pennsylvania (B.A., history) and Syracuse University (M.S., telecommunications). He wrote for the Bulletin (Philadelphia), the Post-Standard (Syracuse) and The Washington Post before coming to The Washington Times in 1986. He has covered colleges, the Orioles ...

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