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Barber, WR Williams among Cowboy cuts

IRVING, Texas — The Cowboys told running back Marion Barber, receiver Roy Williams, right guard Leonard Davis and kicker Kris Brown that they would be cut when the league allows that on Thursday, the Associated Press reported.

The moves save Dallas about $16.6 million in cap room. Removing Davis clears $6 million, Williams another $5 million, Barber $4.75 million and Brown $910,000.

Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said he wanted to break the news to each player himself. He also wanted to do it right away so they wouldn't bother going to training camp, which opens today in San Antonio.

BENGALS: Owner Mike Brown said he won't trade quarterback Carson Palmer, who told the team in January that he would retire if he's not traded.

BRONCOS: Former Florida star Tim Tebow beat just about everyone to the team's practice facility. The veteran he's trying to replace, Kyle Orton, didn't show on the first day players could voluntarily report. Camp opens today with the first full workout Thursday. Orton, slated to make more than $8 million this season, has been the subject of much trade speculation with Denver also having Tebow and Brady Quinn.

CHARGERS: The agent for Vincent Jackson says the receiver will sign his non-exclusive franchise tag on Friday. Also, the team agreed to terms with linebacker Takeo Spikes, tackle Jeromey Clary and tight end Randy McMichael.

GIANTS: AP reported that the team told center and player representative Shaun O'Hara and guard Rich Seubert that they will be released. Also, the team signed Mark Herzlich, the former Boston College linebacker who survived cancer.

JAGUARS: Two former area players, Robinson's Greg Ellingson (FIU) and Central's DuJuan Harris (Troy) agreed to deals.

JETS: Quarterback Mark Sanchez said he asked his agent about looking into restructuring his contract to help the team re-sign players, such as wide receivers Santonio Holmes and Braylon Edwards, plus other free agents. "Whatever we need to do to win, it's on," said Sanchez, who will make $14.75 million in base salary this season, but could get $17.75 million with bonuses. Also, the New York Daily News reported that offensive lineman Damien Woody is retiring.

PANTHERS: Defensive end Charles Johnson agreed to a six-year deal for $72 million, including a $30 million signing bonus, with the deal to be signed Friday.

RAVENS: Coach John Harbaugh said running back Willis McGahee, former Pro Bowl tight end Todd Heap, wide receiver Derrick Mason and nose guard Kelly Gregg have been told they will be cut in salary-cap moves. Also, the team agreed to terms on a five-year, $32 million contract with offensive lineman Marshal Yanda, an unrestricted free agent.

REDSKINS: According to ESPN, wide receiver Santana Moss agreed to terms on a three-year, $15 million deal with $6 million guaranteed.

SAINTS: Former Hillsborough High standout Jarred Fayson, who played wide receiver at Illinois after starting his college career at Florida, agreed to a free-agent deal.

SEAHAWKS: The Seattle Times reported that starting quarterback Matt Hasselbeck will not re-sign with the team. Hasselbeck, 35, is an unrestricted free agent. AP reported that former Vikings starter Tarvaris Jackson has agreed to terms.

TITANS: The team signed former Middleton High receiver O.J. Murdock, who played at three colleges.

SUIT SETTLED: In separate conference calls, lawyers for both sides in the labor dispute told U.S. District Judges Susan Richard Nelson and David Doty that they've settled. The leadership of the NFL Players Association voted unanimously Monday to agree to a deal to end the 4½-month lockout. Nelson was the judge in the federal class-action antitrust lawsuit filed by Tom Brady and nine other players.

SHARED STADIUM: A shared stadium between the San Francisco 49ers and Oakland Raiders has been discussed under the new labor deal, and executives for both teams said they are open to future talks. Jed York, president and CEO of the 49ers, said the team will listen to ideas for a two-team stadium while moving forward with plans for a new facility of its own in Santa Clara.

REIMBURSED: All NFL personnel will be reimbursed for salary reductions during the lockout. Commissioner Roger Goodell sent an e-mail to employees of the league, NFL Films, NFL Network and NFL.com telling them they will receive all lost wages.

Barber, WR Williams among Cowboy cuts 07/26/11 [Last modified: Wednesday, July 27, 2011 12:07am]
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