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March 13th, 2007 5:45 am by Staff Report








Jaguars' Sharon faces felony charges


Smith to join ESPN as analyst


RB Droughns passes physical


Washington, Patriots reach deal


Cardinals fire receivers coach


Titans reach deal with LB Fowler


• NASHVILLE - The Tennessee Titans agreed to terms with restricted free agent linebacker Ryan Fowler, a deal the Dallas Cowboys have seven days to match.


Fowler had signed a four-year offer sheet from Philadelphia on Sunday. But the Titans, who visited with the linebacker last week before he went to Philadelphia, topped that deal Monday, and his agent Alan Herman said Fowler signed the offer sheet.



Jaguars' Sharon faces felony charges

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• TAMPA, Fla. - Jacksonville Jaguars receiver Charles Sharon has been charged with stealing a handgun that police found under the seat of his sport utility vehicle during a drug-related search.


Sharon and a companion were arrested Saturday night after a Tampa police officer noticed the odor of marijuana coming from his Chevrolet Tahoe parked in the Ybor City entertainment district, a police report said.


Sharon was charged with grand theft of a firearm and carrying a concealed firearm, both felonies.


Smith to join ESPN as analyst

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• BRISTOL, Conn. - Former Dallas Cowboys running back Emmitt Smith has been hired by ESPN as a studio analyst for its NFL pregame coverage.


Smith, the NFL's all-time leading rusher, will appear on the network's "NFL Countdown" and "Monday Night Countdown" shows. He will also appear on ESPN Radio and ESPN.com, the network announced Monday.


RB Droughns passes physical

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• NEWARK, N.J. - The New York Giants plan to replace the retired Tiki Barber with two running backs. At least that's what they have told newcomer Reuben Droughns, who was acquired last week in a trade with Cleveland for receiver Tim Carter.


"They said it's definitely going to be a 1-2 punch," Droughns said in a conference call on Monday, shortly after he passed a physical and officially joined the Giants, where he will pair up with Brandon Jacobs.



Washington, Patriots reach deal

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• Allegiant Management announced Monday that former University of Tennessee star receiver and unrestricted free agent Kelley Washington had reach agreement with the New England Patriots.


Terms were not released.


Cardinals fire receivers coach

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• TEMPE, Ariz. - The Arizona Cardinals fired wide receivers coach Richie Anderson on Monday, four days after his arrest in a police prostitution sting operation.


Anderson, hired by the Cardinals in January, was arrested Thursday night on an accusation of soliciting an undercover police officer.


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