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NFL player reps won't vote on CBA plan

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NEW YORK (AP) NFL owners' eagerness to approve negotiated terms of a new labor agreement apparently is not matched by the players.

They want more talks.

Union player representatives decided Friday to not vote on the new labor deal approved by team owners Thursday. The NFL Players Association will meet with league negotiators at the scouting combine in Indianapolis on Tuesday.


Bears waive CB Amukamara, WR Gabriel

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) The Chicago Bears waived cornerback Prince Amukamara and speedy receiver Taylor Gabriel on Friday.

Amukamara started 42 games over the past three seasons and gave the Bears a physical presence in the backfield while helping the defense emerge as a top-10 unit. He was limited by a hamstring injury late last season and missed a game.


Jags pick up options on Conley, Wilson

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) The Jacksonville Jaguars exercised contract options on receiver Chris Conley and free safety Jarrod Wilson on Friday, potentially eliminating two areas of need heading into free agency and the draft.

The Jaguars now have Conley under contract through 2020 and Wilson through 2021. Conley is due to make $2 million in base salary this fall, with $1 million of that now fully guaranteed. He will count $2.795 million against the salary car. Wilson will earn $2.45 million in base salary in 2020 and $2.2 million in 2021. He will count $3.08 million and $2.83 million, respectively, against the cap in those years.


Packers could draft Rodgers' successor

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) Brian Gutekunst was in the draft room in 2005. That’s the year his predecessor, Ted Thompson, used his first-round pick on Aaron Rodgers even though the Packers had Brett Favre at quarterback.

Rodgers was the potential No 1 overall pick who tumbled all the way to No. 24.


Vikings DE Griffen to become free agent

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Minnesota Vikings defensive end Everson Griffen will become a free agent for the first time in his 11-year career, coming off a bounce-back season for the longest-tenured player on the team.

Griffen has chosen to exercise his option to void the remaining three years on his contract, a person with knowledge of the decision confirmed Thursday to The Associated Press. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the team has not announced the move.


Redskins cut injury-prone TE Reed

WASHINGTON (AP) The Redskins released Jordan Reed on Thursday, cutting ties with an injury-prone tight end who was rarely able to show his full abilities.

Injuries from head to toe limited Reed to 65 games over his first seven years in the NFL, all with Washington. He missed the entire 2019 season with his fifth documented concussion as a pro and seventh going back to his college career at Florida.


Browns WR Landry has hip surgery

CLEVELAND (AP) Browns Pro Bowl wide receiver Jarvis Landry elected to have hip surgery after initially opting not to have the operation.

Landry was bothered by his hip all last season, but still finished with a team-leading 83 catches for 1,1174 yards and six touchdowns. He visited a specialist after the season and decided not to have the procedure before changing his mind after playing with pain in the Pro Bowl.


Bears sign TE Harris to 1-year contract

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) The Chicago Bears signed tight end Demetrius Harris to a one-year contract Thursday.

The 6-foot-7 Harris has 72 receptions for 754 and nine touchdowns over six seasons with Kansas City (2014-18) and Cleveland (2019). He caught 15 passes for 149 yards and three touchdowns this past season and was released by the Browns on Monday.


Dolphins promote Dorrell to assistant

MIAMI (AP) Karl Dorrell has been promoted to assistant head coach by the Miami Dolphins, who also announced the hiring of three assistants Thursday.

The Dolphins hired Gerald Alexander as defensive backs coach, Anthony Campanile as linebackers coach and Lemuel Jeanpierre as assistant offensive line coach for head coach Brian Flores.


Ex-Steelers assistant Radakovich dies

PITTSBURGH (AP) Dan Radakovich, who starred as a linebacker at Penn State in the 1950s before winning two Super Bowls as an assistant with the Pittsburgh Steelers in the 1970s, died Thursday. Radakovich was 84.

Robert Morris University, where Radakovich served two stints as an assistant coach between 1994 and 2007, announced his death. A cause of death was not immediately available.

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