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Bears deal for Dolphins’ Marshall
Question of the Day
There was widespread speculation that the Bears would go after a high-profile free-agent receiver such as Vincent Jackson, but they filled their biggest hole with a blockbuster trade, instead, sending two undisclosed draft picks to Miami.
It’s the first big move under new general manager Phil Emery, who replaced the fired Jerry Angelo, and it gives Jay Cutler the go-to receiver he’s been seeking since he arrived from the Broncos in a trade three years ago.
Even better, it reunites him with one of his top targets in Denver.
• Quarterback Jason Campbell agreed to a one-year contract with Chicago and will back up Jay Cutler. Campbell has spent the past two years in Oakland after playing his first four seasons with Washington and has started 70 of the 71 games he has appeared in. But he was injured midway through last season and the Raiders brought in Carson Palmer.
He has completed 1,296 of 2,131 passes for 14,417 yards, 74 touchdowns and 50 interceptions in his career. The Bears were looking for a backup after Caleb Hanie struggled late last season filling in for the injured Cutler. Chicago eventually turned to Josh McCown, who is a free agent.
• Cornerback Tim Jennings agreed to a two-year contract with Chicago. Signed by the Bears in 2010 after spending his first four seasons in Indianapolis, Jennings has seven interceptions with 42 pass breakups and five forced fumbles in his career.
Known as a solid run-stopping corner, he overtook Zack Bowman for a starting spot opposite Charles Tillman during the 2010 season.
Cowboys part ways with Pro Bowler Newman
IRVING, TEXAS — Two-time Pro Bowl cornerback Terence Newman was released by the Dallas Cowboys after nine seasons as a starter.
Newman, who went to the Pro Bowl in 2007 and 2009, started 131 of his 133 games after the Cowboys took him with the fifth overall pick in 2003 out of Kansas State. He leaves with 558 career tackles and 32 interceptions.
Newman, 33, appeared in all 16 games six times. He missed two games last season with a groin injury, and missed six games with a similar injury in 2008.
• The Cowboys released kicker David Buehler, who primarily was a kickoff specialist but missed most of last season with a groin injury. Buehler played in 36 career games for the Cowboys with 60 touchbacks.
Around the league
• 49ERS: Wide receiver Randy Moss is getting another chance in the NFL, signing a one-year contract with the San Francisco 49ers on Monday only hours after he worked out for the team and with former NFL quarterback and current coach Jim Harbaugh.
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