Dallas Cowboys receiver Terry Glenn signed a five-year, $20 million contract extension yesterday to line up with Terrell Owens and keep catching passes from Drew Bledsoe.
Glenn was under contract for two more seasons, and was scheduled to make $2 million in 2006. The new deal runs through 2010.
Glenn's contract comes two weeks after Keyshawn Johnson was released by Dallas, and nine days after Owens signed a three-year, $25 million deal with the Cowboys.
Johnson last week got a four-year, $19 million deal with the Carolina Panthers.
Glenn, 32, caught 62 passes for 1,136 yards and a career-high seven touchdowns last season, his third in Dallas and first reunited with Bledsoe.
Glenn averaged 18.3 yards per catch last season, a career high.
Extension for Fox
The Panthers have given coach John Fox
a five-year contract extension as a reward for taking them deep into the playoffs in two of the last three seasons.
Fox, who had two years left on his current contract, received a deal that runs through 2010 and will pay him close to $5 million a season.
Fox has a 36-28 regular-season record, and is 5-2 in the playoffs.
Carolina went 7-9 his first season, and Fox took the Panthers to their first Super Bowl the next year. He brought the Panthers back to the NFC Championship Game last season.
According to the Miami Herald, the Dolphins have called the agent for Joey Harrington
to express their interest in the Detroit Lions' quarterback, even as they are preparing to step up efforts to sign unrestricted linebacker LaVar Arrington
. Finding a veteran backup quarterback and an outside linebacker are Miami's priorities for the remainder of the free agency signing period. The Herald also reported that Dolphins running back Ricky Williams's
appeal of a positive drug test has been set for early April, according to a source. Miami also announced the signing of fullback Fred Beasley
. Beasley had spent his eight-year career with the San Francisco 49ers.
The Green Bay Packers re-signed running back Najeh Davenport
and added former Cowboys kicker Billy Cundiff
and former Kansas City Chiefs receiver Marc Boerigter
. . . The Houston Texans have agreed to a contract with former Philadelphia Eagles defensive end N.D. Kalu
. . . According to Eric Moulds's
agent, the Texans have emerged as the team most interested in trading for the disgruntled Bills receiver . . . Defensive end Ryan Denney
signed a four-year contract to stay with the Bills . . . Philadelphia Eagles linebacker Dhani Jones
was charged with the misdemeanor of failure to obey a lawful command after he allegedly refused to stop dancing outside a South Beach club early Sunday, according to Miami Beach police.
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