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Megatron collects, Hillis heads to Chiefs
Robinson agreed to a five-year, $32.5 million contract that gives the team a No. 1 receiver. The deal includes $14 million guaranteed. Mincey signed a four-year contract worth $20 million. It includes $9 million guaranteed _ an $8 million signing bonus and a guaranteed salary of $1 million in 2012.
Wayne will get three years and $17.5 million in what likely is the last deal of his career. He’s likely to be the No. 1 target for Andrew Luck, who the Colts are expected to take with the top pick in the draft.
Redding enters his 10th NFL season with a fourth team. He also has played for Detroit, Seattle and Baltimore.
Philadelphia agreed on a five-year contract with wideout and kick returner DeSean Jackson, who was given a franchise tag and would have cost any team signing him two first-round draft picks. Jackson held out last training camp because he wanted an extension and then had a mediocre season. He even was inactive for a game for being late for a team meeting.
But he’s a game-breaker that coach Andy Reid wanted back.
“He has the speed and ability to score from anywhere on the field, and he has proven himself to be a big threat for our offense,” Reid said.
Eagles defensive end Trent Cole, who had 11 sacks last season, agreed to a four-year extension with Philadelphia.
Chicago agreed to a three-year deal with wide receiver Eric Weems, also a standout on special teams who could ease the kick returns burden on Devin Hester. The previous day, the Bears traded with Miami for wideout Brandon Marshall and signed quarterback Jason Campbell.
Yet the Bears also brought back Josh McCown on a one-year deal. McCown joined Chicago late last season and appeared in three games, making two starts after Caleb Hanie struggled filling in for Jay Cutler.
New St. Louis coach Jeff Fisher brought in one of his regulars when he was with the Titans, agreeing with cornerback Cortland Finnegan on a five-year contract. Finnegan was an All-Pro in 2008 and is known for his physical style. He got into a punching match with Texans star receiver Andre Johnson during a game in 2010 and both were fined $25,000.
“Obviously, I’ve had a relationship with him, know him very well and I know he’s going to fit in and be a very fine player for us. We’re very, very excited about that,” Fisher said. “He’s a complete corner in that he’s got great cover skills, he’s a run support corner. He’s got flexibility to move inside. There’s always potential to match him up with a top receiver on a game-to-game basis.”
Finnegan will get $50 million, $27 million guaranteed and $33 million in the first three years. He also can earn and additional $1 million with incentives.
Another Tennessee player, defensive end Jason Jones, was visiting Rams Park on Wednesday.
By David Keene
Conference showed that the values Reagan cherished still endure
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