The Dallas Cowboys have released offensive tackle Flozell Adams and safety Ken Hamlin, former Pro Bowl performers.
IRVING, Texas — The Dallas Cowboys severed ties with two starters and former Pro Bowl performers, as left tackle Flozell Adams and safety Ken Hamlin were released into the free-agent night. Friday’s moves save the team slightly more than $13 million.
Doug Free, who started seven games at right tackle in 2009 after Marc Colombo was injured, will get the chance to move into Adams’ cleats. It is less clear who will replace former Seahawk Hamlin.
“I would like to say to all my fans that I appreciate all the love that you have showed me in Dallas,” Hamlin tweeted. “It was a good run. Thanks.”
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CLEVELAND — Nose tackle Shaun Rogers apologized to the Cleveland Browns and fans after being charged with one count of carrying a concealed weapon.
The three-time Pro Bowler was arrested Thursday at Cleveland Hopkins International Airport with a loaded .45-caliber handgun in his carry-on luggage. The Cleveland city prosecutor elected to knock down the charge to a fourth-degree felony, which carries a maximum penalty of 18 months in prison. Rogers, 31, had been held on a third-degree felony, which carries a maximum of five years.
• Cleveland acquired linebacker Chris Gocong and cornerback Sheldon Brown from Philadelphia, giving the Eagles linebacker Alex Hall and fourth- and fifth-round picks in this month’s draft (the 105th and 137th selections).
There is speculation Cleveland would like to draft Tennessee safety Eric Berry, if he is available when it chooses seventh in the first round.
• A federal judge says a lawsuit over a staph infection that benched ex-Cleveland receiver Joe Jurevicius can move forward in a state court against the team and the Cleveland Clinic. Jurevicius, a former Seahawk, was released by the Browns in March 2009.
Jurevicius, 35, sued in June, saying the Browns misrepresented the cleanliness of their training facility and claiming doctors were negligent over a 2008 infection in his right knee.
Judge Solomon Oliver Jr. ruled six of Jurevicius’ eight claims should be decided in a Cuyahoga County court. He dismissed two claims and said they should be handled through arbitration.
The Browns had argued all claims should be dismissed and handled through the arbitration process provided in the league’s collective-bargaining agreement.
• Washington and ex-Pittsburgh running back Willie Parker, 29, agreed to terms on a one-year deal that could be worth up to $3.1 million, including incentives.
• San Francisco signed linebacker Ahmad Brooks, a restricted free agent, to a two-year contract.
• Darren Sproles, a running back-kick returner, has signed his one-year contract tender worth $7.283 million with San Diego.
• Arizona has agreed to a two-year deal with kicker Jay Feely, likely bringing an end to Neil Rackers‘ seven seasons with the team. Feely made 30 of 36 field-goal attempts last season for the New York Jets.
• Oakland re-signed offensive tackle Langston Walker.
• An Orlando, Fla., woman suing Pittsburgh Steelers receiver Santonio Holmes now wants him arrested.
Anshonae Mills, 21, a University of Central Florida student, claims Holmes, 26, attacked her at an Orlando nightclub March 7.
She claims Holmes threw a glass of alcohol at her face, cutting her near her eye, after she refused to give up her seat for him in the club’s VIP section, according to a lawsuit filed last month.
Mills met with Orlando investigators Wednesday and now wants to press charges, a police spokeswoman said.