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Jacksonville gets TE Mitchell back

The Jaguars signed tight end Pete Mitchell on Friday, bringing back an original member of the team who last played for the Lions.

Mitchell played for the Jaguars from 1995-98, catching 166 passes for 1,845 yards. In 1999, he signed with the Giants, then joined Detroit last season but played only five games before being released Nov. 14.

BRONCOS: Linebackers Terry Killens, who came from the 49ers, and Donnie Spragan signed.

COWBOYS: Free-agent cornerback Bryant Westbrook signed a one-year deal after five seasons with the Lions.

PANTHERS: Running back Richard Huntley was released. ESPN.com reported the team kept free-agent strong safety Damien Richardson with a three-year deal.

PATRIOTS: The Cincinnati Enquirer reported that quarterback Drew Bledsoe doesn't want to be traded to the Bengals. Wednesday, Cincinnati coach Dick LeBeau told the Boston Herald the Bengals were interested in Bledsoe.

STEELERS: Cornerback Deshea Townsend agreed to stay with a four-year deal worth more than $1-million a year.

VIKINGS: The team was denied a request to move a wrongful death lawsuit by Korey Stringer's family from Minneapolis to Mankato. Judge Gary Larson ruled the suit will be heard where it was filed in January by Stringer's widow, Kelci Stringer, their son and the player's parents. Free-agent cornerback Corey Chavous, a former Cardinal, agreed to terms.

MISSING MANLEY: Former defensive lineman Dexter Manley faces an arrest warrant for not appearing at a presentencing hearing after his conviction for evidence tampering. Wednesday, a Houston jury found him guilty of trying to swallow less than a gram of cocaine during a January 2001 drug bust.

STORM: The Arena League team opens training camp Monday on the field between the Ice Palace and the Marriott Hotel in downtown Tampa. The team will practice at 3 p.m. Monday before beginning two-a-days from 10 a.m.-noon and 4-6 p.m. Tuesday. All practices are open to the public.

_ Times staff writer Frank Pastor contributed to this report.

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