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Cowboys To Sign Kris Brown To Two-Year Deal
The Cowboys will sign veteran kicker Kris Brown on Friday to the 53-man roster and give him a two-year deal, according to a source. The team will have to create a roster spot for Brown. David Buehler is expected to be the kicker in the season finale at Philadelphia, but it has been an up-and-down season for him.
Bears Sign Mannelly, Toeaina To Extensions
The Bears have signed long snapper Patrick Mannelly to a two-year, $2.29 million extension. They also rewarded defensive tackle Matt Toeaina, who would have been a restricted free agent, with a three-year extension worth about $6 million. "(My wife and I) have been here for 13 years," said Mannelly, who received a $550,000 signing bonus and will be among the league's highest-paid at his position. "The Bears have been good to me. I don't know if I ever even want to leave Chicago in the future. It would have been hard to go out there and test the market knowing how much I enjoy playing for the Bears."
Raiders Sign UFL Punter As Insurance
The Raiders have signed former United Football League punter Danny Baugher to their practice squad as insurance if Shane Lechler is unable to play this week. Lechler strained his hamstring during last Sunday's victory over the Broncos and briefly left the game. Baugher, who has never played in an NFL game, spent this season with Las Vegas of the UFL. He led the league with a 44.6-yard gross average and 36.7 net.
Vikings Sign Patrick Ramsey
The Vikings have signed Patrick Ramsey in the wake of injuries to quarterbacks Brett Favre and Tarvaris Jackson. Interim coach says the Joe Webb will likely start. Ramsey, joining his eighth team, has not played in a game since 2008 or started one since 2005.
Eagles Sign Burgess To Replace Injured Graham
The Eagles have signed Derrick Burgess to help replace injured first-round pick Brandon Graham. Graham, a defensive end, will miss the remainder of the season after tearing a knee ligament on Sunday night against the Cowboys. Burgess, who was cut by the Patriots before the season, was utilized by New England primarily as a defensive end in 2009. Burgess began his career with the Eagles when he was drafted in the third round of the 2001 draft by Philadelphia.
Dolphins Sign Cancer-Survivor Curtis To Contract
The Dolphins have signed wide receiver Kevin Curtis to a one-year deal, according to agent Ryan Tollner. Curtis was treated for testicular cancer in September, but is now cancer free. He recently worked out for the Lions, Giants and Seahawks.
Colts Re-Sign Dominic Rhodes
The Colts have re-signed running back Dominic Rhodes. He most recently played with the UFL's Florida Tuskers. Joseph Addai has missed the past six games with nerve damage in one of his shoulders. Backups Donald Brown and Mike Hart suffered ankle injuries in last Sunday's loss to Dallas.
Cardinals Sign QB Richard Bartel
The Cardinals have signed quarterback Richard Bartel after placing rookie Max Hall on the injured reserve. Hall, an undrafted rookie out of BYU who started three games earlier this season, dislocated his left shoulder on Sunday against the Rams. Bartel was released by the Redskins in their final roster cut on Sept. 4.
Jets To Sign Laveranues Coles
The Jets are poised to re-sign wide receiver Laveranues Coles, a league source confirmed Saturday night. Coles was en route to New Jersey late Saturday and will sign Sunday morning, making him eligible for Monday night's battle with New England. He will replace safety Jim Leonhard, who was placed on the injured reserve.
Raiders Sign O'Sullivan As No. 3 QB
The Raiders have signed quarterback J.T. O'Sullivan to be their third option behind Jason Campbell and Kyle Boller. Oakland place Bruce Gradkowski on the injured reserve list Thursday, ending his season. O'Sullivan, who joins his 11th team, has played 17 career games, starting eight games for San Francisco in 2008.
Packers Sign Tramon Williams Through 2014
Tramon Williams will make $41 million through the 2014 season.