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Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler has a new target and Roy Williams has a chance to redeem himself.
The former Pro Bowl receiver will try to re-energize his career in a system he knows well after signing a one-year deal with Chicago, one of several big moves by the Bears. They also re-signed defensive tackle Anthony Adams and linebacker Nick Roach to two-year contracts, and agreed to a one-year deal with former New York Jets defensive lineman Vernon Gholston.
Two-time Pro Bowl defensive end Osi Umenyiora failed to report for the opening day of the New York Giants training camp and was placed on the reserve-did not report list.
Umenyiora, who said during the recent lockout that general manager Jerry Reese failed to live up to a promise to renegotiate his contract, can be fined $30,000 a day. Umenyiora missed his physical, a team meeting and a conditioning session.
At Vikings camp, the team formally announced the trade with Washington that brings quarterback Donovan McNabb to Minnesota. The Vikings sent a 2012 sixth-round draft choice and a conditional 2013 sixth-rounder. McNabb had to agree to a restructuring of the five-year, $78 million deal he signed with the Redskins for the trade to work.
Miami completed its trade for Reggie Bush by sending safety Jonathon Amaya and an undisclosed draft pick to New Orleans. Bush was acquired Thursday, when he agreed to a two-year contract for nearly $10 million with the Dolphins.
"It's still pretty surreal for me," said Bush, who can't practice with Miami until Aug. 4 because of post-lockout league rules. "This whole experience is great. I'm looking forward to this opportunity.
Miami also cut outspoken linebacker Channing Crowder, who had been a starter since his rookie season in 2005, but was criticized for not making more big plays.
Dolphins quarterback Chad Henne said Friday the team had reached a contract agreement with quarterback Matt Moore, who was not re-signed by Carolina, but Miami had not confirmed the deal.
Pittsburgh cut veteran tackle Flozell Adams, while Atlanta is bringing back a rising star at the position, Tyson Clabo.
After the Steelers agreed to terms with free agents Willie Colon and Jonathan Scott, they released the 36-year-old Adams, who was in the second year of a two-year deal and was scheduled to make $5 million this season.
The Falcons agreed to terms with Pro Bowl tackle Clabo on a five-year deal worth $25 million, about $11.5 million in guaranteed money. Atlanta opened cap room by releasing defensive end Jamaal Anderson and receiver Michael Jenkins, two former first-round picks. The team cleared $7.8 million under the salary cap with those moves, then agreed to terms with DE Ray Edwards on a five-year contract.
Quarterback Mark Brunell was cut by the Jets, but the 40-year-old could return to back up Mark Sanchez at a reduced salary, two people with knowledge of the situation told The Associated Press. Brunell was due $1.25 million in base salary this year.
Punter Steve Weatherford said he is leaving the Jets. He won't be changing stadiums, though, by moving to the Giants.
The Jets cut backup quarterback Kevin O'Connell, who spent last season on injured reserve after hurting his throwing shoulder.
Jacksonville and safety Dawan Landry agreed on a five-year contract, giving the franchise a third new defensive starter in as many days. Landry, who spent the last five years in Baltimore, is expected to sign a contract Saturday.
They also added cornerback Drew Coleman, a former nickel back for the Jets.
Meanwhile, the Jaguars gave up on 2008 first-round draft pick Derrick Harvey and cut starting guard Vince Manuwai, who showed up at training camp injured, out of shape and overweight.
Tampa Bay agreed to terms with former Atlanta punter Michael Koenen, then reached deals to re-sign free agent guard Davin Joseph and tackle Jeremy Trueblood. The Buccaneers had a turnaround season in 2010 in great part due to improvement on the offensive line.
Defensive lineman Shaun Smith, an eight-year veteran, agreed to terms with Tennessee. He spent last season with Kansas City and had 56 tackles and one sack with 10 starts.
The St. Louis Rams agreed to terms on a four-year contract with guard Harvey Dahl, who had been a fixture in Atlanta and had been considered one of the top free agents at his position.
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