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Also Thursday:

_The Eagles began revamping their secondary by signing cornerback Cary Williams and safety Kenny Phillips, giving them four new faces in the defensive backfield in a three-day span. They also signed linebacker Connor Barwin to a six-year deal.

_The Tampa Bay Buccaneers signed linebacker Jonathan Casillas and receiver Kevin Ogletree.

_Detroit’s durable offensive lineman, Jeff Backus, announced his retirement after 12 seasons with the Lions.

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AP Sports Writer Charles Odom contributed to this story.

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