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Dolphins WR Landry gets franchise tag

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MIAMI (AP) The Miami Dolphins decided receiver Jarvis Landry is worth any headaches he causes, even if the cost is $16 million.

Landry was given a non-exclusive franchise tag Tuesday after leading the NFL with 112 catches in 2017. The move by the Dolphins came on the first day that teams could assign franchise tags.

The tag's value is expected to be about $16 million. Landry made $894,000 last season.

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Buccaneers release RB Martin

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) Two-time Pro Bowl running back Doug Martin has been released by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, who may look for a replacement in free agency.

Martin rushed for a career-low 406 yards in 2017, when he averaged just 2.9 yards per carry after missing the first three games of the season while serving the remainder of a four-game ban for violating the NFL's policy on performance-enhancers.

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Texans release veteran LB Cushing

HOUSTON (AP) The Houston Texans have released veteran linebacker Brian Cushing.

Cushing, who was a first-round pick in 2009, is the franchise's all-time leader in tackles with 664, but his career has been marked by two suspensions for violating the league's policy on performance enhancers.

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Bears cut ties with G Sitton, LB Freeman

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) The Chicago Bears are parting with veteran guard Josh Sitton and linebacker Jerrell Freeman.

Two people familiar with the situation said Tuesday the Bears have decided to decline their option on Sitton for next season and release Freeman. The people spoke on the condition of anonymity because the team has not announced the moves.

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Eagles promote Groh to run offense

PHILADELPHIA (AP) The Philadelphia Eagles will promote Mike Groh from wide receivers coach to offensive coordinator, according to a person familiar with the decision.

Running backs coach Duce Staley, who also interviewed for the offensive coordinator position, will add assistant head coach to his title. Press Taylor will replace John DeFilippo as quarterbacks coach.

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Luck: more surgery 'not an option'

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) Andrew Luck delivered some good news to Indianapolis Colts fans on Tuesday.

He feels better. He ruled out additional surgery. And he's eager to play football after spending the last 13 months rehabbing from shoulder surgery. If all goes well, the three-time Pro Bowl quarterback might even return in time for the start of April's offseason workouts.

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Jaguars exercise option on TE Lewis

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) The Jacksonville Jaguars look as if they will keep veteran tight end Marcedes Lewis around at least another year.

Jacksonville exercised club options Tuesday on Lewis and backup offensive linemen Tyler Shatley and Josh Wells.

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Titans K Succop agrees to extension

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Tennessee Titans kicker Ryan Succop has agreed to terms on a multiyear contract extension.

Succop scored a career-high 136 points in 2017 to tie Al Del Greco's 1998 franchise record. His 35 field goals and 42 field-goal attempts were both career highs. He went 31 of 33 on extra-point attempts.

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Steelers LB Shazier vows to play again

PITTSBURGH (AP) Injured Pittsburgh Steelers Ryan Shazier doesn't just plan to play again following a spinal injury. He says he wants to make it all the way to the Hall of Fame.

Shazier opened up to teammate Roosevelt Nix on Nix's podcast, Shazier's first public comments since injuring his spine in a victory over the Cincinnati Bengals on Dec. 4.

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Colts to induct Wayne into Ring of Honor

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) Former Indianapolis Colts receiver Reggie Wayne will become the 15th member of the Indianapolis Colts' Ring of Honor next season.

A date for the ceremony will not be determined until the NFL schedule is released.

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