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Linebacker Kiko Alonso is staying in town, likely at a new position. Alonso signed a contract extension with the Miami Dolphins through 2020, the team said Tuesday. The deal was announced as free agent linebacker Zach Brown concluded a two-day visit without reaching a contract agreement.
MIAMI (AP) -- A person familiar with the situation says free agent linebacker Zach Brown is visiting with the Miami Dolphins.
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) -- The San Francisco 49ers have agreed to terms on a one-year deal to keep free agent defensive tackle Chris Jones.
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- The Pittsburgh Steelers have added depth at wide receiver, signing free agent Justin Hunter on Wednesday to a one-year deal.
Jordan Cameron, a tight end for six NFL seasons, said Friday he will retire because of health concerns related to concussions rather than seek a free agent contract for 2017. Cameron, 28, played only three games for the Miami Dolphins last season after receiving the fourth concussion of his career, making eight catches for 60 yards. "I started thinking about concussions too much," Cameron told ESPN.
The Miami Dolphins are gaining a funny player and perhaps a valuable defensive addition. Late Thursday night at the end of a flurry of NFL activity on the opening of free agency, the Dolphins and Los Angeles Rams swung a deal that went a bit below the radar: The Rams sent defensive end William Hayes to the Dolphins for a sixth-round pick. Apparently Hayes felt the price the Dolphins paid was a bit … low.
MIAMI (AP) -- On the eve of free agency, the Miami Dolphins invested heavily in roster stability.
The Buffalo Bills have released five players in a cost-cutting move before the start of free agency. Kicker Dan Carpenter and cornerback Nickell Robey-Coleman top the list of cuts, which also includes long snapper Garrison Sanborn, tight end Gerald Christian and safety Phillip Thomas. Carpenter got off to a terrific start in Buffalo, missing only seven field goals in 74 attempts in his first two seasons as a Bill.
If linebacker Reuben Foster is worried that he hurt his draft stock by getting kicked out of the NFL's scouting combine he isn't showing it. The former Alabama star posted a live video on Instagram on Saturday, but he demurred when fans asked about him getting sent home allegedly for getting into a heated confrontation with a hospital worker over his long wait time. ''Y'all, stop asking me what happened, for real,'' Foster said on the video, according to AL.com.
Ryan Tannehill is expected to be ready for the Miami Dolphins' offseason program after missing the final four games of last season because of a sprained left knee, general manager Chris Grier said Thursday. ''Ryan has done a tremendous job working,'' Grier said at the NFL combine. The Dolphins spent several weeks after the season assessing the extent of their quarterback's ACL and MCL sprains before ruling out surgery, which could have jeopardized his availability for the start of the season.