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NFL roundup: Titans, Wesley Woodyard agree to 4-year deal 03.14.14 at 12:36 pm ET
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Just two days after he visited with the Patriots, Wesley Woodyard agreed to a reported four-year deal with the Titans. According to, the contract is worth $16 million.

“Wesley is a player who has experience playing both 3-4 and 4-3 systems and in our new scheme he fits as one of those inside linebackers,” said Titans general manager Ruston Webster. “He is smart and fast. He also brings the leadership qualities and intangible that we look for in a player, which makes him a good fit for us.”

The former Broncos linebacker has served as a captain either on special teams or defense since his rookie season with the Broncos in 2008. He moved to the middle linebacker spot in 2013 after Stewart Bradley suffered a season-ending injury during a preseason game against Seattle.

— The Lions have re-signed tight end Brandon Pettigrew to a four-year deal, Detroit announced Friday. Pettigrew will reportedly make $16 million, $8 million of which is guaranteed.

Over the course of five seasons with Detroit, the 28-year-old Pettigrew has caught 284 passes for 2,828 yards and 16 touchdowns in 71 games. At the same time, Pettigrew has had six fumbles and 34 drops.

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NFL roundup: Buccaneers reportedly will release Darrelle Revis if he isn’t traded 03.11.14 at 9:04 am ET
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If the Buccaneers do not finalize a trade to move Darrelle Revis, the team likely will release the cornerback by 4 p.m. Wednesday, according to

The Buccaneers would need to remove Revis from their roster by 4:01 p.m. or else they will owe Revis a $1.5 million roster bonus, and the fourth-round pick the team had originally sent to the Jets last year would become a third-round pick.

Although Tampa Bay would not get anything in return for Revis in this situation, the team would automatically pick up $16 million in salary cap space — all of which would have gone to Revis.

ESPN reports that the Buccaneers have considered trading Revis since the combine, but the cornerback’€™s $16 million per year contract has deterred teams. Tampa Bay and Revis reportedly have discussed a new contract but have not come to an agreement.

— Last offseason, defensive end Michael Bennett penned a one-year deal with the Seahawks in the hope that he could parlay it into a long-term contract after the season. One year, and a Super Bowl championship later, Bennett now has a four-year deal with the team that originally took a chance on him out of college.

“I don’€™t know if there was any doubt, but there was a lot of speculation a lot of teams tried to get me to come there,” Bennett said Monday. “But ultimately I wanted to come back and play with these guys and win some more games.”

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Wednesday’s Morning Mashup: Grinnell guard Jack Taylor scores NCAA-record 138 points 11.21.12 at 7:53 am ET
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Welcome to Wednesday’s Morning Mashup. For the latest news, start at our home page or click here for the top stories from our news wire.

NBA: Spurs at Celtics, 7:30 p.m. (CSNNE; WEEI-FM)
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College basketball: Texas vs. Mississippi State, 2:30 p.m. (ESPNU)
College basketball: USC vs. Marquette, 5 p.m. (ESPN2)
College basketball: Delaware vs. Kansas State, 7 p.m. (ESPNU)
College basketball: DePaul vs. Western Kentucky, 7 p.m. (CBSSN)
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College basketball: UNC-Wilmington at Purdue, 8 p.m. (Big Ten Network)
College basketball: Pittsburgh vs. Michigan, 9:30 p.m. (ESPN)
College basketball: Wichita State vs. Iowa, 9:30 p.m. (CBSSN)
College basketball: Illinois vs. Butler, 10 p.m. (ESPN)
College basketball: Belmont at Alaska-Anchorage, 2 a.m. Thursday (CBSSN)


‘™¦ Jack Taylor, a guard at Grinnell (Iowa) College, scored an NCAA record 138 points in Tuesday’s 179-104 victory over visiting Faith Baptist Bible. Taylor, a 5-foot-10 sophomore, hit 52-of-108 shots, including 27-of-71 3-pointers. He also hit 7-of-10 free throws.

“I felt like anything I tossed up was going in,” Taylor told The Associated Press.

The previous record was 113 by Bevo Francis of Rio Grande against Hillsdale in 1954.

Grinnell plays an uptempo game unlike any other team in the country and has led the nation in scoring 17 of the past 19 seasons. The Pioneers’ previous individual scoring record was 89 points by Griffin Lentsch last Nov. 19 against Principia.

Taylor, who transferred from Wisconsin-La Crosse this year, scored 58 points at halftime and then averaged four points a minute in the second half. His total overshadowed an impressive performance from Faith Baptist’s David Larson, who hit 34-of-44 shots for 70 points.

Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony was informed of Taylor’s feat after a win over the Hornets in New Orleans.

“I never heard of nothing like that. That’s like a video game,” he said. “How can you shoot 100 times, though?”

‘™¦ Following the Ravens’ victory over the Steelers on Sunday night in Pittsburgh, Baltimore running back Ray Rice used one of the Steelers’ Terrible Towels on his head and waved it around at fans. This did not sit well with Steelers linebacker LaMarr Woodley.

Woodley posted a photo of Rice with the towel and made a reference to two other running backs who disrespected the towel and then got their comeuppance — LenDale White and T.J. Houshmandzadeh: Bad idea little guy just ask lendale white and tj whosyourmama

White stomped on a Terrible Towel after his Titans beat the Steelers in 2008 and bragged that he would do it again. He was held to 28 yards in the team’s next meeting and was out of the league after the 2009 season. Houshmandzadeh wiped his feet with a Terrible Towel after scoring a touchdown for the Bengals during a 2005 game. Although he played well against Pittsburgh for a few more years, he dropped a critical fourth-down pass when playing for the Ravens in a 2010 playoff game, sealing Pittsburgh’s 31-24 win.

The Steelers and Ravens meet again on Dec. 2 in Baltimore.

‘™¦ Former boxing champion Hector “Macho” Camacho was shot in the face while in a car in San Juan, Puerto Rico, on Tuesday. The attack killed another man in the car and left Camacho in serious condition. Doctors said expected to survive, although he might be paralyzed.

Camacho, 50, lost his last title bout to then-welterweight champion Oscar De La Hoya in 1997. He last fought in 2009 and was talking about a comeback this year. He has a career record of 79-5-3.

Camacho has been plagued by drug, alcohol and legal problems since his prime fighting days. In 2007 he was sentenced to seven years for robbing a computer store in Mississippi but served only a small portion of that time.

ON THIS DAY TRIVIA: On Nov. 21, 1992, with a 4-3 victory over the Flyers, which Bruin became the 20th goalie in NHL history to record 250 career victories?

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Steelers extend LB Lawrence Timmons for six years, $50 million 08.23.11 at 2:17 pm ET
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The Steelers have locked up another young linebacker through 2016. After extending 26-year-old LaMarr Woodley to a six-year, $61.5 million contract earlier this month, Pittsburgh signed 25-year-old Lawrence Timmons Tuesday for $50 million over six years.

In 2010, Timmons had 95 tackles, three sacks and two interceptions for a Steelers team that led the league in rushing defense, allowing just 62.8 yards per game. The team was $10 million over the salary cap at the start of training camp, and could only finalize the deal after restructuring James Harrison and Ben Roethlisberger‘s contracts.

Timmons, who was selected 15th overall by Pittsburgh in the 2007 draft, joins a linebacking corps of Woodley, Harrison, Larry Foote and James Farrior.

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Report: Steelers LB LaMarr Woodley signs six-year, $61.5 million contract 08.05.11 at 10:31 am ET
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A source close to negotiations told ESPN Insider Adam Schefter Friday morning that Steelers linebacker LaMarr Woodley has signed a six-year, $61.5 million contract. The deal makes Woodley the second-highest paid player in Steelers history, behind only quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, who signed an eight-year, $102 million contract in 2008.

Woodley will make $18.1 million in his first year, and $27 million over the first two.

Woodley has averaged nearly 10 sacks per season over the first four years of his NFL career. He was named to the Pro Bowl in 2009, when he set career-highs in sacks (13.5), solo tackles (50) and total tackles (62).

Woodley recorded 10 sacks and 50 tackles (35 solo) during the 2010-11 season. He also recorded one sack in each of Pittsburgh’s three playoff games, including Super Bowl XLV. He forced three fumbles, recovered two and scored his first touchdown, on a Week 14 interception against the Bengals.

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