NFL Network reported the deal is for three years and $13 million
-- an average of $5.45 per year in new money, and can be worth up to
$6.5 million per year with incentives.
Seven weeks removed from ankle surgery, New York Giants quarterback
Eli Manning practiced for the second day in a row.
Manning is taking snaps from center, dropping back, rolling out and
throwing passes to his receivers, backs and tight ends.
New Orleans Saints safety Jairus Byrd underwent back surgery that
the team hopes will have him back at full speed in time for training
camp, coach Sean Payton said Thursday.
Payton said the surgery for the Saints' prized free agency
acquisition didn't have to be done but that all parties decided it
would be best for Byrd long-term after a disc issue had been nagging
him for the past month.
The Carolina Panthers signed their second-round draft choice,
defensive end Kony Ealy from Missouri, the team announced Thursday.
The Buffalo Bills signed offensive lineman Cyrus Kouandjio to a
rookie contract on Thursday.
Terms of the deal were not announced for the team's second-round
pick (No. 44 overall) in the 2014 NFL Draft.
The Chicago Bears on Thursday signed tackle/guard Michael Ola, who
was released by the Miami Dolphins.
Running back Jackie Battle will have more added to his plate in his
effort to land a spot on the 53-man roster with the Tennessee
Battle, a tailback his entire NFL career that took him from Kansas
City to San Diego and finally to the Titans last year, is in the
running for a role as a fullback.
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Cornerback Pierre Desir, the 127th overall pick in the 2014 NFL
Draft, signed a four-year deal with the Cleveland Browns.
Desir won the Cliff Harris Award as the best small-college defensive
player at Division II Lindenwood (Mo.) last season.
The first of two fifth-round selections by the Pittsburgh Steelers,
cornerback Shaquille Richardson, signed a four-year deal on
The Washington Redskins signed 2014 third-round draft pick Morgan
Moses. The Virginia offensive tackle was drafted 66th overall.
Former Buffalo Bills quarterback Jim Kelly completed his final round
of radiation Wednesday after nearly two months of treatments for
sinus cancer. (Editing by Frank Pingue)
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