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Caz Piurowski signs deal with Seattle Seahawks

Former Florida State tight end Caz Piurowski has signed a three-year contract with the Seahawks, his agent Derrick Fox said Wednesday.

Piurowski, a former Land O'Lakes standout, missed all of last season with a torn ACL sustained in October 2009. He had 13 receptions for 182 yards and two touchdowns in his senior year at FSU before the injury.

"Finally, it's been a long road back from a lot of frustration," Fox said. "It's been a year of recovery, and a matter of time for him to get ready so he can play. He's 100 percent healthy now. He's just thrilled."

Fox said Piurowski, 23, will report to Seattle for organized team activities "once the collective bargaining agreement is agreed upon."

body of REED'S BROTHER FOUND: A body pulled from the Mississippi River near Luling, La., has been tentatively identified as the brother of Ravens safety Ed Reed, authorities said at a news conference attended by the NFL star.

St. Charles Parish Sheriff Greg Champagne said tattoos on the body recovered late Tuesday appear to match those belonging to Brian Reed, 28, who jumped into the river after an encounter with a sheriff's deputy. An autopsy is planned for today.

Ed Reed said his brother was driving another brother's car on Jan. 7 and was suffering "mental issues" that day. The family reported the car as being driven without authorization to "basically slow my brother down and just bring him in, bring him home," Reed added.

"Unfortunately, he thought otherwise," he said of his brother. "There was nothing illegal going on or anything like that."

AIKMAN, wife SEPARATe: Former Cowboys quarterback Troy Aikman and his wife have separated after more than a decade of marriage. Aikman, in a statement published by the Dallas Morning News, confirmed the separation from his wife, Rhonda, in what he calls "a difficult decision" for both.

DOLPHINS: With former Bucs and Florida Gators receiver Ike Hilliard joining as assistant wide receivers coach, Karl Dorrell will move from receivers coach to quarterbacks coach and former offensive quality control coach Steve Bush will become receivers coach. Coach Tony Sparano also hired his son, Tony Jr., as offensive quality control coach.

Information from Times wires was used in this report.

Caz Piurowski signs deal with Seattle Seahawks 01/26/11 [Last modified: Monday, November 7, 2011 5:49pm]
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