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CARDINALS: Quarterback Josh McCown agreed to a four-year deal, though terms weren't given. First-rounder Wendell Bryant is the team's lone unsigned draftee. Also, safety Don Morgan and two rookie free agents _ tackle Jon Erickson and linebacker Tyrone Jones _ signed one-year deals.

EAGLES: Sheldon Brown, one of three defensive backs taken by the team in the first two rounds of the draft, signed a five-year, $3.13-million contract, including a $1.25-million signing bonus. Linebacker Dax Strohmeyer and defensive end Raheem Brock, a seventh-round draft pick this year, were released.

49ERS: Cornerback Anthony Parker will miss the season after surgery on a right quadriceps tendon.

GIANTS: Backup quarterback Jason Garrett and second-round draft pick Tim Carter signed. Carter, a receiver from Auburn, received a four-year, $3-million contract, and Garrett got $650,000 to return as Kerry Collins' backup for the third straight year.

LIONS: Injured fullback Brock Olivo retired after four seasons. Olivo has been bothered by nagging hamstring and foot injuries. In other moves, the team signed receiver Kevin McKenzie and released receiver Latef Grim. McKenzie spent last season, his rookie campaign, with the Raiders. Linebacker Brian Williams (knee) and defensive tackle Shaun Rogers (ankle) were added to the physically unable to perform list, joining receiver Germane Crowell (knee), cornerback Terry Fair (foot), offensive tackle Matt Joyce (knee) and defensive end Anthony Herron (foot). Return specialist Desmond Howard (shoulder) was taken off that list and will be in camp.

REDSKINS: The team is considering letting Champ Bailey be a receiver and kick returner when he's not playing cornerback. Bailey, who did that at Georgia, began the project this week in training camp when coach Steve Spurrier told him to line up at receiver. The idea is sure to get serious thought since the team's swiftest receiver, rookie Cliff Russell, suffered a season-ending knee injury in practice.

_ TIMES WIRES

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