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Hakeem Nicks Signs 1-Year Deal with Titans

Jamie Squire/Getty Images(NASHVILLE, Tenn.) -- The Tennessee Titans agreed to a one-year deal with receiver Hakeem Nicks, the team announced Friday.

After playing his first five NFL seasons with the New York Giants, Nicks played last season with the Indianapolis Colts. It was a down year for Nicks who played in 16 games but only made 38 catches for 405 yards and four touchdowns.

Nicks was originally selected by the Giants with the 29th overall pick of the 2009 NFL Draft.

After a solid rookie year, Nicks posted back-to-back 1,000 yard receiving seasons.

The 6-foot-1, 208-pound Nicks joins a Titans squad that already has Justin Hunter, Harry Douglas, and Kendall Wright at receiver.

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Chiefs Release Dwayne Bowe

Jason O. Watson/Getty Images(KANSAS CITY, Mo.) -- The Kansas City Chiefs cut receiver Dwayne Bowe Thursday.

Bowe has spent his entire eight-year NFL career with the Chiefs and is the second leading pass-catcher in team history.

"On behalf of my family and the entire Chiefs organization, I'd like to thank Dwayne for his contributions over the last eight seasons," Cheifs chairman Clark Hunt said in a statement. "During his time with the Chiefs, Dwayne established himself as one of the best receivers in club history. We wish Dwayne nothing but the best as he moves forward."

The 30-year-old Bowe played in 15 games last season, catching 60 passes for 754 yards and zero touchdowns.

If the Chiefs would have kept him, Bowe would have been a $14 million cap hit.

"It's been a pleasure working with Dwayne the past two seasons," Chiefs head coach Andy Reid said. "He showed up every day with a great attitude and did everything we asked of him. He was a productive player for a number of years here, and I have a lot of respect for what he was able to accomplish."

Earlier in the week, the Chiefs signed free-agent receiver Jeremy Maclin, making it easier to release Bowe.

Bowe finishes his time with the Chiefs with 532 catches for 7,155 yards and 44 touchdowns.

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Bears Waive Santonio Holmes

Darrin Klimek/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- The Chicago Bears released receiver Santonio Holmes Tuesday.

Holmes, who was the MVP of Super Bowl XLIII, played in nine games with the Bears this season, serving as a punt returner and receiver.

During that time, he caught eight balls for 67 yards.

It's expected that Holmes' release means that receiver Marquess Wilson is close to returning from a fractured clavicle that he suffered during training camp. There's a chance Wilson could play Sunday versus the Minnesota Vikings.

As for Holmes, he's in his ninth NFL season. During that time, he played in 112 regular season games, catching 389 balls for 6,030 yards and 36 touchdowns.

The Bears also signed receiver Rashad Lawrence to the practice squad.

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Reggie Wayne Out for Sunday's Game Versus Steelers

NFL via Getty Images(INDIANAPOLIS) -- The Indianapolis Colts will be without receiver Reggie Wayne when they take on the Steelers in Pittsburgh Sunday, Colts head coach Chuck Pagano said Friday.

Wayne suffered an elbow injury during the team's victory over Cincinnati last Sunday.

Wayne didn't practice all week and has had a compression sleeve on his left arm.

The 35-year-old Wayne, has 38 catches for 434 yards and a touchdown in seven games this season.

The Colts (5-2) are looking for their sixth straight win.

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A.J. Green Carted Off Practice Field

National Football League(CINCINNATI) -- Cincinnati Bengals receiver A.J. Green aggravated a previous injury to his big right toe during practice Wednesday, causing the three-time Pro Bowler to be carted off the field.

Green first injured the toe in the team's season opener versus the Baltimore Ravens.

As for Green's status for Sunday's game against the Carolina Panthers, Bengals offensive coordinator Hue Jackson isn't convinced the wideout won't take the field.

"In my mind, he is going to be able to play until somebody tells me he's not," Jackson said. "I don't look at it like that until I have to. So I'm not worried about that right now. The guys that are out there, we have a game plan that we're installing and putting in for a team that we're playing and we'll get everybody ready to play."

In four games this season, Green has 17 catches for 314 yards and two touchdowns.

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Josh Gordon Pleads Guilty to DWI Charge

Matt Sullivan/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Cleveland Browns receiver Josh Gordon pleaded guilty to a charge of driving while intoxicated in Raleigh, North Carolina, Tuesday.

The charge for the DWI had been pending since July.

According to ESPN NFL insider Ed Werder, Gordon's guilty plea was made with the hope that he can avoid a mandatory two-game suspension, which is one of the new rules that would come into effect when the league and the NFLPA finalize their new drug policy.

After failing a marijuana test, Gordon received a season-long suspension, but under the new drug policy, it's expected the suspension will be reduced to 10 games.

If Gordon can't avoid the two-game suspension for the DWI, he would miss 12 games this season.

In 14 games last season, Gordon caught 87 passes for 1,646 yards and nine touchdowns.


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Oklahoma Transfer Green-Beckham Cannot Play in 2014

JP Wilson/Replay Photos via Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Receiver Dorial Green-Beckham must sit out the 2014 season because his waiver request to play for Oklahoma after transferring from Missouri was denied by the NCAA.

"The University accepts that decision and will continue to provide the appropriate assistance to Dorial, just as it does with other students, in helping him grow personally from the many opportunities available to him at OU," the school said in a statement.

The 6-foot-6, 225 pound Green-Beckham had a stellar sophomore season in 2013 with Missouri, catching 59 balls for 883 yards and 12 touchdowns. But after several off-the-field incidents, Missouri dismissed Green-Beckham in April. Green-Beckham then transferred to Oklahoma in July.

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Eagles Release Pro Bowl Receiver DeSean Jackson

Rob Tringali/SportsChrome/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- The Philadelphia Eagles released Pro Bowl receiver DeSean Jackson on Friday.

"After careful consideration this offseason, the Philadelphia Eagles decided to part ways with DeSean Jackson. The team informed him of his release today, " the Eagles said in a statement.

It was rumored the past couple of weeks that the 27-year-old Jackson was on the trade block despite catching a career-high 82 balls, for 1332 yards and nine touchdowns last season.

A report Friday by said Jackson may have possible ties to Los Angeles street gang members. Jackson later released a statement that refuted the report.

"First I would like to thank the Eagles organization, the Eagles fans and the city of Philadelphia for my time in Philly," the statement read. "I would also like to thank (former) coach Andy Reid for bringing me in.

"Secondly, I would like to address the misleading and unfounded reports that my release has anything to do with any affiliation that has been speculated surrounding the company I keep off of the field. I would like to make it very clear that I am not and never have been part of any gang. I am not a gang member, and to speculate and assume that I am involved in such activity off the field is reckless and irresponsible.

"I work very hard on and off the field and I am a good person with good values. I am proud of the accomplishments that I have made both on and off the field. I have worked tirelessly to give back to my community and have a positive impact on those in need. It is unfortunate that I now have to defend myself and my intentions. These reports are irresponsible and just not true. I look forward to working hard for my new team."

Jackson was entering the third season of a a five-year, $51 million contract he signed with the Eagles in 2012.

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Cardinals Sign WR Ted Ginn to Three-Year Deal

Grant Halverson/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Receiver Ted Ginn signed a three-year deal with the Arizona Cardinals Thursday.'s Ian Rapoport reports the deal is worth $9.75 million.

“I wanted to go somewhere where I could help the team," Ginn said. "They needed a fast guy, which I can bring to them. The return game, I can help out. Patrick Peterson, he’s a great returner but I could help him concentrate on ‘D’ a little bit more. Being able to take the load off (Larry) Fitzgerald from time to time, get (Michael) Floyd involved.”

Ginn, who will be 29 in April, has played seven NFL seasons split between the Dolphins, the 49ers and the Panthers.

Ginn had 36 catches for 556 yards and five touchdowns last season for Carolina.

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Ravens Re-Sign WR Jacoby Jones

Rob Tringali/SportsChrome/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Receiver Jacoby Jones agreed to a four-year, $14 million deal with the Baltimore Ravens Wednesday.

The 29-year-old Jones played a integral part in the Ravens winning the 2013 Super Bowl, scoring twice: once on a 56-yard catch and also on a 108-yard kick return.

Jones missed four games last season after injuring his knee in the season opener. He finished the season with 37 catches for 455 yards and three touchdowns -- one on a kick return.

Jones is reunited with his old coach from the Houston Texans, Gary Kubiak, whom the Ravens hired as their new offensive coordinator.

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