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Former FSU safety Rolle reaches deal with Titans

NASHVILLE — The Titans reached deals on multiyear contracts with safety Myron Rolle, a Rhodes scholar from FSU, and cornerback Alterraun Verner, a fourth-round pick out of UCLA.

The Titans announced the deals Tuesday with the first of their 11 draft picks.

The 6-foot-2, 215-pound Rolle, drafted in the sixth round, spent the 2009 season studying at Oxford in England. He had 62 tackles and defended five passes in 13 games as a junior in 2008.

Raiders sign former Jaguar Henderson

The Raiders have signed two-time Pro Bowl defensive tackle John Henderson to a free agent contract.

Henderson was released by the Jaguars after the draft in April. The former first-round pick averaged 84 tackles and 4½ sacks his first four seasons. He averaged 56½ tackles and 2½ sacks the past four years.

Cowboys: The employees who are suing over injuries suffered in the collapse of the team's practice facility last year have reached out-of-court settlements with the company that built the structure. Scout Rich Behm was paralyzed from the waist down, and special teams coach Joe DeCamillas was left with a broken vertebrae after the steel and fabric building collapsed in a wind storm. The parties agreed to keep the settlement amount confidential.

Giants: Players tested the turf at their new stadium and had mixed results on the first day of mandatory minicamp. The new FieldTurf field claimed wide receiver Domenik Hixon, whose right foot got caught in the soft surface on a punt return. He walked off under his own power. The afternoon workout drew an estimated 7,000 spectators.

Packers: Restricted free agent defensive lineman Johnny Jolly has signed his tender offer. He is facing drug charges in Houston after his July 2008 arrest outside a club, accused of illegally possessing at least 200 grams of codeine. If convicted, Jolly faces up to 20 years in prison.

Patriots: Two-time Pro Bowl guard Logan Mankins skipped the start of minicamp after saying he wants to be traded. He was not required to attend since he's unsigned after completing his original five-year contract.

Redskins: Two-time All Pro defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth, unhappy with the team's switch to a 3-4 defensive scheme, says he will skip the mandatory minicamp that starts today. He will likely be fined.

Saints: Roman Harper, a fifth-year safety and a starter since his rookie year, has signed his one-year restricted free agent tender offer. His decision ensures he will make at least $2.52 million in 2010, but it won't necessarily head off a training camp holdout.

Seahawks: Linebacker Leroy Hill practiced with the team for the first time this offseason. Hill, 27, is facing a potential trial next month in suburban Seattle on a domestic violence charge. He also could have his probation revoked in Georgia. He got that in an April plea deal on a marijuana charge.

Vikings: Running back Adrian Peterson will keep his driver's license after pleading guilty to driving 99 mph in a 55 mph zone. He was pulled over in November on a highway in Edina, Minn., a Minneapolis suburb.

Jurisprudence: A settlement has been reached in the lawsuit over a staph infection that benched former Browns receiver Joe Jurevicius. Jurevicius, who spent three seasons with the Bucs, filed the suit last year against the Browns and the Cleveland Clinic over the cleanliness of the team's training facility. No settlement terms were disclosed.

Former FSU safety Rolle reaches deal with Titans 06/15/10 [Last modified: Wednesday, June 16, 2010 1:23am]
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