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'Fins sign ex-Buc Thomas

Lamar Thomas, waived by Tampa Bay after his arrest on a battery charge, signed Saturday with the Miami Dolphins.

Thomas, 26, was waived by the Bucs on July 18. He was arrested in Plantation and charged with battery of his pregnant fiancee at a Fourth of July party. In the days after the arrest, it also was revealed that Thomas threatened to commit suicide last year.

Coach Jimmy Johnson said Thomas, 6-2 and 173 pounds, is with the Dolphins "for a probationary period," and that the team will seek additional counseling for the receiver.

Miami also signed former Falcons defensive lineman Mel Agee.

Meanwhile, after Saturday's 12-6 loss to Washington in a controlled scrimmage, Johnson was not happy.

"I'm not real pleased with the performance," he said. "This is probably the worst we've looked since camp started.

"There were a lot of players on the field tonight that won't be on the field when we play New England (in the opener Sept. 1)."

RAMS: First-round pick Eddie Kennison, a receiver from LSU, agreed to a five-year contract. Kennison is expected to get about $5-million, including a $2-million signing bonus. St. Louis also said it's making progress on signing its other first-rounder, running back Lawrence Phillips.

RAVENS: The team moved into Memorial Stadium, practicing before almost 8,000 fans and returning the NFL to the field Johnny Unitas and the Baltimore Colts called home. "It's a milestone for me and my family," said owner Art Modell, who moved the Browns from Cleveland after last season.