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March 12th, 2007 3:33 pm by Staff Report






Taylor signs extension with Jaguars through 2010


Parcells to be ESPN analyst


Ex-Cowboy Walls donates kidney to teammate


Lions trade Bly to Broncos for package including Bell


• DETROIT - The Detroit Lions will trade cornerback Dre' Bly to the Denver Broncos for running back Tatum Bell, offensive tackle George Foster and a fifth-round pick, a person with knowledge of the deal told The Associated Press on Thursday.


The person spoke on the condition of anonymity because the trade can't be finalized until today.


Both teams seemed to fill needs with the move, which gives Denver a Pro Bowl caliber player to replace the late Darrent Williams and allows Detroit to have more options in free agency and with the No. 2 pick overall in April.


Broncos spokesman Jim Saccomano said he couldn't confirm any deal.


Taylor signs extension with Jaguars through 2010

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• JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Fred Taylor plans to end his career in Jacksonville, signing a three-year contract extension Thursday that could keep the 31-year-old running back with the Jaguars through the 2010 season.


"I always wanted to finish my career in Jacksonville," Taylor said. "It's rare that you see guys stick with one team."


Taylor ran for 1,146 yards and five touchdowns last year and averaged a career-best 5.0 yards per carry. Agent Drew Rosenhaus said the four-year deal totaled $23 million.


Parcells to be ESPN analyst

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• BRISTOL, Conn. - Bill Parcells is returning to ESPN, the network he left before signing on to coach the Dallas Cowboys.


Parcells was unveiled Wednesday as part of the cable network's "Monday Night Countdown" crew that will precede the network's game telecasts. He had been an analyst on ESPN's Sunday pregame show in 2002 before leaving to coach the Cowboys.


Parcells, 65, stepped down after four seasons in Dallas, a coaching career that ended in Seattle when quarterback Tony Romo dropped a snap on what might have been a game-winning field goal in a wild-card playoff game.


Overall, he had 19 seasons as an NFL head coach, winning two Super Bowls with the New York Giants. He also took New England to the title game after the 1996 season, becoming one of five coaches to take two different franchises to that game.


Ex-Cowboy Walls donates kidney to teammate

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• DALLAS - Former Dallas Cowboys running back Ron Springs was recovering Thursday after receiving a kidney donated by former teammate Everson Walls. The transplant operation was performed Wednesday at Medical City Hospital in Dallas.


A news conference was being planned today on the transplant, which officials believe is the first time former U.S. professional sports teammates have shared an organ.


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