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Jets, ex-Titans RB Johnson agree on deal

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NEW YORK (AP) Always fast on the field, Chris Johnson is looking to quickly prove his critics wrong.

The New York Jets signed the former Titans running back Wednesday, a little over a week after he was officially released by Tennessee.

Johnson met with the Jets all day Tuesday - the first team he visited - and stayed in town to watch the Knicks-Nets game in Brooklyn before signing Wednesday. The Jets announced the move, but didn't release terms.

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Giants, QB Freeman agree to terms

(AP) -- A person familiar with the deal says quarterback Josh Freeman has agreed to terms with the New York Giants.

The person spoke on condition of anonymity Wednesday because the team had not announced the move.

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Detective: Sharper's DNA found on victim

PHOENIX (AP) Former NFL All-Pro safety Darren Sharper's DNA was found in an examination of one of two women who accuse him of drugging and sexually assaulting them at a Tempe apartment, a detective said Wednesday.

Tempe police Detective Kevin Mace said at a bail hearing in Phoenix that Sharper's DNA was recovered from one of the women's clothing, but none of his DNA was found during an exam of the other woman.

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Backup QB Flynn returns to Packers

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) - The Packers have reached a deal to bring back backup quarterback Matt Flynn, who stabilized the position after starter Aaron Rodgers went down with a collarbone injury last season.

Flynn's agent, Bill Johnson, confirmed the two sides had agreed to terms. Details were not announced.

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Judge again denies $765M concussion deal

PHILADELPHIA (AP) A federal judge in Philadelphia has declined to approve deals for another batch of retired players suing the NFL over concussion-linked claims.

U.S. District Judge Anita Brody's preliminary ruling Wednesday follows a similar ruling in January on the proposed $765 million umbrella settlement. She is skeptical that the fund is large enough to cover up to 20,000 players for 65 years, as intended.

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Chiefs WR Bowe pleads down pot charge

RIVERSIDE, Kan. (AP) Kansas City Chiefs receiver Dwayne Bowe has pleaded guilty to amended charges of defective equipment and littering in connection with his November arrest for possessing marijuana.

Bowe paid $610 in fines after his plea was entered Wednesday in Riverside's municipal court. City prosecutor Amy Ashefford says Bowe's amended charges are no different from what others get when charged with speeding and possessing pot for the first time.

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Seahawks agree to terms with WR Rice

RENTON, Wash. (AP) The Seattle Seahawks and wide receiver Sidney Rice have agreed to terms on a deal.

Rice returns to Seattle after spending the last three seasons with the Seahawks. Rice was released by Seattle in February in a salary-driven move. He was scheduled to make $8.5 million this season under his previous contract.

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Manning holds on to Super Bowl heartache

DENVER (AP) Broncos fans may want to move on from Denver's Super Bowl debacle. Not Peyton Manning. He's holding on to the heartache to stoke his competitive fire.

In his first public comments since the highest-scoring team in NFL history was destroyed by Seattle from the opening snap two months ago, Manning said the Broncos' 43-8 loss will serve as motivation in 2014.

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QB Murray shows knee is OK to scouts

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) Quarterback Aaron Murray still has some convincing to do after undergoing reconstructive knee surgery in late November.

Even so, Murray believes he alleviated many potential concerns about his health after working out in front of 23 NFL teams at Georgia's pro day Wednesday.

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Bengals sign P Conley for depth

CINCINNATI (AP) The Bengals signed punter T.J. Conley on Wednesday, though Kevin Huber is expected to make a full recovery from a neck injury and a broken jaw.

Conley punted in 16 games for the Jets in 2011 and didn't play in the NFL either of the last two years. He was with the Jets in the 2012 preseason and with Cleveland in the preseason last year.

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