Dallas Cowboys signing former Los Angeles Rams K Greg Zuerlein

March 27 (UPI) — The Dallas Cowboys agreed to terms with former Los Angeles Rams All-Pro kicker Greg Zuerlein, the team announced Friday. League sources told ESPN and NFL Media that Zuerlein is signing a three-year, $7.5 million contract with the Cowboys. According to ESPN, the deal also includes $2.25 million guaranteed. The Cowboys, who also announced an agreement with ...

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Minnesota Vikings re-sign RB Ameer Abdullah, C Brett Jones

March 27 (UPI) — The Minnesota Vikings re-signed veteran running back and kick returner Ameer Abdullah and center Brett Jones, the team announced Friday. Abdullah has played in 23 regular-season games with the Vikings over the last two seasons. He served as the team’s primary kick returner in 2019, handling 13 returns for 325 yards. The Detroit Lions selected Abdullah ...

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Washington State football player Bryce Beekman dies at 22

March 26 (UPI) — Washington State safety Bryce Beekman was found dead at his off-campus apartment in Pullman, Wash., police said. He was 22. “We are in shock with the news of Bryce’s passing,” WSU athletic director Pat Chun said in a statement Wednesday. “Bryce was a tremendous young man, great teammate and will be missed by all. We send ...

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Washington Redskins adding former second-round pick Cody Latimer

March 25 (UPI) — The Washington Redskins are signing former Denver Broncos and New York Giants wide receiver Cody Latimer. League sources told ESPN and NFL Media that Washington agreed to terms on a contract with Latimer on Wednesday. Details of the agreement weren’t disclosed. Latimer set career highs in receptions (24) and receiving yards (300) to go with two ...

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Tokyo 2020: Flame-carrying lantern to replace Olympic torch

March 24 (UPI) — The Olympic torch relay for the 2020 Summer Games will not take place as planned in Japan due to the coronavirus outbreak, with the flame set to stay inside a lantern before ending up at the July 24 opening ceremony. Sources informed Kyodo and NHK Monday of the plans for the altered torch relay. The torch ...

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Emmanuel Sanders' grandma prayed for Saints signing

March 23 (UPI) — Emmanuel Sanders said his grandma was praying for him to join the New Orleans Saints before he ultimately opted to sign with the NFC South franchise in free agency. The Saints signed Sanders on Friday to a two-year, $16 million contract. He told reporters Sunday that his family was pushing for him to join the franchise ...

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