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March 28, 2014 | By Austin Knoblauch
DeSean Jackson's run with the Philadelphia Eagles is over. As anticipated, the Eagles released Jackson on Friday after efforts to trade him ultimately were unsuccessful. The wide receiver is coming off his best season in Philadelphia, and is expected to generate plenty of interest in the free-agent market. Jackson, a former Long Beach Poly High and California standout, finished with 82 catches for 1,332 yards and nine touchdowns in 2013. He was set to earn $10.25 million in 2014 and was under contract with the Eagles through 2016.
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March 28, 2014 | By Austin Knoblauch
DeSean Jackson's run with the Philadelphia Eagles is over. As anticipated, the Eagles released Jackson on Friday after efforts to trade him ultimately were unsuccessful. The wide receiver is coming off his best season in Philadelphia, and is expected to generate plenty of interest in the free-agent market. Jackson, a former Long Beach Poly High and California standout, finished with 82 catches for 1,332 yards and nine touchdowns in 2013. He was set to earn $10.25 million in 2014 and was under contract with the Eagles through 2016.
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October 26, 1996 | Associated Press
The Pittsburgh Steelers activated wide receiver Ernie Mills from the physically-unable- to-perform list. Mills, who suffered a knee injury during the Super Bowl, was put on the list Aug. 24. Punter Shayne Edge was waived to make room on the roster for Mills.
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February 5, 2014 | By Chris Foster
Austin Roberts, a wide receiver from Carmel (Ind.) High, became the first high school player to sign a letter of intent with UCLA, with the announcement coming at 4 a.m. Roberts was one of the most pursued receivers in the nation. The list of schools after him reads like a top-10 poll, including Alabama, Ohio State, Florida, Florida State and USC . He is ranked 177 thon the ESPN top 300 high school players list. Roberts will give UCLA quarterbacks a big target to throw at. He is 6-foot-2 and 210 pounds.
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December 25, 1990 | TED BROCK
During the bowl season, Washington wide receiver Mario Bailey likes to work on his northwest route. Sunday, at the Huskies' Golden West College practice site in Huntington Beach, he said: "I've never missed Christmas at home, and I don't want to start now if I can help it." Bailey's mother makes reservations for an airline in Seattle, so there's no problem with a 7 a.m. departure and a 7 p.m. return--if the Northwest cold snap allows.
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August 15, 1990 | CHRIS FOSTER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Rams' receiving corps suffered another blow Tuesday when Tim Stallworth left practice at UC Irvine with a neck injury. Stallworth, a rookie wide receiver from Washington State, was injured while attempting to make a diving catch. He left UCI wearing a neck brace. Team officials said Stallworth would undergo an examination at a hospital as a precautionary measure. "It doesn't appear to be too serious," Ram Coach John Robinson said. "I was told it was probably just some strained muscles.
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April 15, 1993 | T.J. SIMERS, From Staff and Wire Reports
Add a wide receiver to the Rams' shopping list, and a right guard to their roster. The Indianapolis Colts signed Ram wide receiver Aaron Cox to a two-year contract Wednesday for $1.5 million. At the same time the Rams learned they will acquire offensive guard Leo Goeas from San Diego today. Goeas will sign a three-year contract for $2.6 million with the Chargers in the morning and then will be traded to the Rams for a fourth-round draft selection.
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July 7, 1999
Brian Finneran, a former standout at Santa Margarita High, signed a two-year contract Tuesday with the Philadelphia Eagles. Finneran, 23, had 54 catches for 844 yards and eight touchdowns for the Barcelona Dragons in the NFL's Europe League this spring. Finneran, a wide receiver, was named the 1998 NCAA Division I-AA player of the year after leading Villanova to its first undefeated regular season.
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October 10, 1991 | SCOTT MILLER
Senior wide receiver Patrick Rowe likes San Diego State's new offensive set-up, which played a large role in the Aztecs' 47-21 victory Saturday over Hawaii. "It's the most aggressive we've been all season," Rowe said. "(New quarterback David) Lowery was so confident out there. From the opening drive to his last series, he was confident, and he wanted to get the ball to the receivers as fast as he possibly could."
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July 8, 1988
Wide receiver Quinn Early, a third-round draft choice from the University of Iowa, has agreed to a four-year contract with the Chargers, the player's agent said Thursday. "We've agreed to terms, said Marshall Rosenthal, Early's Long Island, N.Y.-based agent. The contract is reportedly worth $850,000 including bonuses. Rosenthal declined to comment on the terms of the contract. Nine of the Chargers 10 draft picks are still unsigned. Rookies are expected to report to training camp on Wednesday.
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February 5, 2014 | By Chris Foster
Alex Van Dyke, a wide receiver from Elk Grove (Calif.) Cosumnes Oaks High, has signed a letter of intent with UCLA. Van Dyke, 6-foot-6, 200 pounds, will be another big target for UCLA quarterbacks.   He had 54 receptions for 1,042 yards and 15 touchdowns last season. Van Dyke is the son of Alex Van Dyke, who played for the New York Jets and Philadelphia Eagles. ALSO: Half of Russian citizens approve of country hosting the Olympics National signing day: Southern California players make final decisions Snowboarder Shaun White withdraws from slopestyle event at Olympics  
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January 27, 2014 | By Gary Klein and Sam Farmer
JERSEY CITY, N.J.  - The Denver Broncos' Super Bowl media sessions have been conducted aboard the Cornucopia Majesty, a moored yacht that Monday featured Coach John Fox holding court on the first deck and players fielding questions two decks above. Receiver Demaryius Thomas stayed on an even keel when asked about a matchup against the Seattle Seahawks' "Legion of Boom" secondary and cornerback Richard Sherman . Thomas said that he met Sherman at a camp and that they "did some stuff in L.A. together.
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January 10, 2014 | Sam Farmer
SEATTLE - Percy Harvin went from eye-popping acquisition to forehead-slapping disappointment. The star receiver and returner from Minnesota played just one game for the Seattle Seahawks this season, having undergone hip surgery in August. His fall has been utterly forgettable. But one big game Saturday could change all that. Harvin is an undeniable X-factor in Saturday's divisional playoff game against New Orleans, an explosive playmaker who could give a sleepwalking Seahawks offense the jolt it has been seeking.
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January 3, 2014 | Staff and Wire reports
USC receiver Marqise Lee announced Friday that he will forgo his final season of eligibility and make himself available for the NFL draft. Lee, who is projected as a possible first-round NFL draft pick, announced his decision on his Twitter feed. "I want to thank my coaches teammates, staff and the entire Trojan Family for all of the support over the last three seasons," Lee wrote. "I am a proud Trojan and will remain a Trojan for life!" Lee is the fourth draft-eligible USC player to announce he is turning pro, joining safety Dion Bailey, center Marcus Martin and defensive lineman George Uko. Lee was an All-American and won the Biletnikoff Award as college football's top receiver in 2012, when he caught a school-record 118 passes and scored 14 touchdowns.
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December 5, 2013 | Sam Farmer
The Carolina Panthers have won eight in a row, and Sunday are headed to New Orleans for their most daunting challenge of the season. For the 9-3 Panthers, the objective is to thrive in the chaos and noise of the Superdome against a seasoned 9-3 Saints team that's 6-0 in that building. It's in these times that the Panthers lean on All-Pro receiver Steve Smith, who is at his best under pressure, as he was last month when he repeatedly upstaged New England corner Aqib Talib in a 24-20 victory over the Patriots.
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October 10, 2013 | By Gary Klein
USC receiver Nelson Agholor had a breakout performance Thursday night in USC's 38-31victory over Arizona at the Coliseum. Agholor, a sophomore from Florida, caught seven passes for 161 yards, including a 62-yard touchdown in the first quarter that gave the Trojans a 7-0 lead. Last season, Agholor played behind Robert Woods and Marqise Lee and caught 19 passes, two for touchdowns. He entered Thursday's game with 11 catches and was averaging 17.5 yards per reception.
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March 25, 1988 | SCOTT MILLER
The San Diego State University defense was in the middle of "Land Mine Team Pursuit," an angle-tackling drill, when cornerback Randy Peterson sliced through some of the 17 blue tackling dummies that were laid out on the field, intercepted a pass and returned it 30 yards for an imaginary touchdown. When he reached the corner of the end zone, he set the ball down, put his feet together and went into a touchdown dance. He is used to doing that.
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July 22, 1990 | CURT HOLBREICH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Distance never stopped wide receiver Nate Lewis from pursuing his love of football. He finds the latest destination, packs his bags and off he goes. Major college, junior college, small college, Lewis has played at them all. Four schools in four states in five years have claimed him for their own. This week, he once again is on a college campus, but this one he wants to make his annual summer home. Lewis is at the Charger training camp at UC San Diego.
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September 17, 2013 | By Gary Klein
It had been awhile since Marqise Lee scored a touchdown. USC's All-American receiver had not found the end zone since last November, during the Trojans' loss to UCLA at the Rose Bowl. He was shut out in the final two games of the 2012 season, and also against Hawaii and Washington State this season before turning a mid-range pass into a dynamic 80-yard scoring play against Boston College. Lee said Tuesday that it "felt good" to score, but his focus was on "making a play," not necessarily scoring touchdowns.
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August 30, 2013 | By Steve Galluzzo
To his family he is John Smith, but in high school football circles he's known as "Juju" - and the Long Beach Poly senior is every bit as colorful as his nickname. On Friday night, the 6-foot-1, 185-pound five-star recruit showed why Scout.com rates him the No. 1 prep safety in the nation, using all of his skills to play a major role in the Jackrabbits' 28-15 season-opening victory over Crenshaw at Veterans Stadium in Long Beach. Smith is under the microscope of every school in the Pac-12 as well as other powerhouse programs.
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