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Edwards Is Released by the Dolphins

From Associated Press

The Miami Dolphins terminated the contract of starting free safety Antuan Edwards on Wednesday, citing his subpar play and the emergence of his backups as reasons for the surprising move.

Edwards, in his first year with the Dolphins after spending his first three seasons with Green Bay, had 45 tackles and one sack since winning the job in training camp from Arturo Freeman.

The roster move is the first since Jim Bates took over as interim head coach for Dave Wannstedt, who resigned Tuesday. General Manager Rick Spielman said the timing of the move had nothing to do with the coaching change

Also, Spielman said he has been assured by owner Wayne Huizenga he would return in that role next season.

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The Kansas City Chiefs put linebacker Shawn Barber on injured reserve and prepared for Sunday’s game at New Orleans without all-pro running back Priest Holmes.

Coach Dick Vermeil stopped short of saying Holmes would definitely be out, but the league’s leading rusher was on crutches after straining a medical collateral ligament in his right knee.

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A judge ruled that the family of an Oakland Raider co-founder remains limited partners in the franchise, bolstering the family’s status in its legal fight with owner Al Davis and the team’s other partners.

In a lawsuit filed last year, the family of E.J. McGah claimed that Davis denied them access to team financial records, mismanaged team finances and compromised the family’s 30% ownership stake in the Raiders, a portion worth hundreds of millions of dollars.

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Tight end Billy Baber signed a one-year deal with the San Diego Chargers, taking the roster spot of suspended backup fullback Andrew Pinnock.... As expected, Minnesota receiver Randy Moss will sit out Sunday’s game against Green Bay because of a hamstring injury.... The Denver Broncos fired David Gibbs as defensive backs coach and replaced him with assistant Jimmy Spencer.

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