- Associated Press - Tuesday, March 13, 2012

CHICAGO — The Chicago Bears acquired Pro Bowl receiver Brandon Marshall from the Miami Dolphins.

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.

He has 954 catches for 14,858 yards and 153 TDs in his 13-year career. Moss’ best season came for New England in 2007, when he caught 98 passes for 1,493 yards and a single-season record 23 touchdowns.

SEAHAWKS: Defensive end Red Bryant agreed to terms on a new contract with Seattle on Tuesday. Terms were not announced by the team, but ESPN.com reported Bryant agreed to a $35 million deal over five years with $14.5 million in guarantees. Bryant transformed into one of the Seahawks’ most valuable defensive players after appearing on his way out of the NFL after the 2009 season. It was after that season that Carroll arrived in Seattle.

SAINTS: Wide receiver Marques Colston decided against testing free agency and will remain with New Orleans. Colston, 28, and Saints agreed to a contract that runs up to five years. Although Colston missed two games in 2011, his 80 receptions for 1,143 yards ranked in the top 15 in the NFL in both categories.

BROWNS: Cleveland released starting right tackle Tony Pashos in of several moves. Pashos played with a torn tendon in his foot most of last season. He underwent surgery last week.

PANTHERS: Linebacker Thomas Davis agreed to forego his $8 million signing bonus and take a pay cut to return to the Panthers. Davis is trying to comeback from three torn ACLs in three years.

GIANTS: Cornerback Terrell Thomas opted to pass on the free agent market and re-signed with Super Bowl-champion New York. Thomas, 27, missed last season on injured reserve after tearing the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee in a preseason game against Chicago.

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