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Roundup: Eagles add DB Jackson

EAGLES AGREE TO TWO-YEAR DEAL WITH JACKSON
The Philadelphia Eagles and free agent defensive back Marlin Jackson have agreed to a two-year contract.

A 2005 first-round draft pick by the Indianapolis Colts, Jackson is coming off a pair of season-ending knee injuries. He missed the second half of 2008 with a torn ACL in his right knee and returned in 2009 before tearing the ACL in his left knee in a November practice.

Jackson has 306 tackles and four interceptions in 56 career games with the Colts. The 6-foot, 196-pound Jackson can play cornerback and safety.

The Eagles have Asante Samuel and Sheldon Brown entrenched at cornerback, but had difficulty settling on a full-time free safety last season.

Team officials announced the agreement with the 26-year-old veteran on Wednesday.

-- The Associated Press

PORTER, FOOTE VISIT CARDINALS
Is Arizona transforming itself into Pittsburgh west?

Former Steelers linebackers and teammates Joey Porter and Larry Foote are scheduled to fly to Arizona Wednesday night and visit with Cardinals officials Thursday, league sources told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter.

-- ESPN.com news services

SOURCES: URBAN INKS DEAL WITH CHIEFS
Free-agent wide receiver Jerheme Urban has signed with the Kansas City Chiefs, league sources told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter.

Terms of the deal were not immediately known.

Urban played for Chiefs coach Todd Haley when he was an assistant for the Arizona Cardinals.

-- ESPN.com news services

BECHT, SPACH RE-SIGN WITH CARDINALS
The Arizona Cardinals on Wednesday re-signed tight ends Anthony Becht and Stephen Spach to one-year contracts and announced defensive end Jeremy Clark has signed an exclusive rights contract with the team.

The 6-foot-6 Becht had seven catches for 61 yards and one touchdown last season, his first with Arizona. The 11-year NFL veteran has played in 152 consecutive games, the third-longest streak among offensive players behind Peyton Manning and Brett Favre.

Spach, signed by the Cardinals as a free agent in October 2008, had four catches for 38 yards last season.

The Cardinals signed Clark on Jan. 5. He was inactive for both postseason games.

-- The Associated Press

RAMS RE-SIGN TE FELLS
The St. Louis Rams re-signed tight end Daniel Fells to a one-year, $1.5 million deal, according to league sources.

Fells had 21 catches for 273 yards and three touchdowns last season.

-- Adam Schefter, ESPN NFL Insider

BRONCOS RELEASE DL PETERSON
The Denver Broncos on Wednesday released defensive lineman Kenny Peterson.

Peterson, an eighth-year defensive lineman, had 94 tackles, including five sacks, in 42 games with the Broncos.

-- Adam Schefter, ESPN NFL Insider

OFFENSIVE LINEMAN SMITH AGREES WITH TEXANS
Offensive lineman Wade Smith, an unrestricted free agent courted for his versatility, has agreed to terms with the Houston Texans, his Nashville-based agent, Brian Parker, confirmed.

Smith's four-year deal includes $6.25 million in guaranteed money in the first year and averages about $3 million a season.

An eight-year veteran who started 16 games over the last two seasons with the Kansas City Chiefs, Smith is expected to challenge for a starting job at guard or center with the Texans.

He also was courted by the Buffalo Bills and Arizona Cardinals.

-- The Associated Press

FULLBACK WILLIAMS SIGNS ONE-YEAR DEAL
Fullback Eddie Williams has signed a one-year contract with the Chicago Bears.

Drafted in the seventh round by Washington last year, he spent most of the season on the Redskins' practice squad before being elevated to the active roster Nov. 2. He was inactive for three games before being placed on injured reserve with a broken leg in late November.

The 6-foot-1, 249-pound Williams caught 100 passes for 1,205 yards and 11 touchdowns in four seasons at Idaho, while carrying 19 times for 195 yards and three TDs.

-- The Associated Press

KEMOEATU INKS DEAL WITH REDSKINS
Free-agent nose tackle Maake Kemoeatu signed a two-year, $6.975 million contract with the Washington Redskins on Wednesday.

The 6-foot-5, 345-pound Kemoeatu spent last season on injured reserve with the Carolina Panthers after tearing his Achilles tendon in training camp.

His agent, Ken Vierra, said in a telephone interview that the tendon is "structurally sound" and Kemoeatu is able to walk and jog but not run yet.

"He's got to really work it from a physical therapy standpoint. He's on schedule. He should be ready for training camp, but you never know," Vierra said.

Kemoeatu has 291 tackles and four sacks in 107 NFL games, including 61 starts, with Carolina (2006-09) and Baltimore (2002-05). The Redskins are expected to shift from a 4-3 alignment to a 3-4 under new defensive coordinator Jim Haslett, and Kemoeatu's presence could allow tackle Albert Haynesworth to move outside.

-- The Associated Press

HARTSOCK RE-SIGNS WITH JETS
The New York Jets have re-signed tight end Ben Hartsock, a major part of the league's top-ranked rushing offense last season, to a two-year deal worth $3.2 million.

Hartsock, signed as a free agent last August, had one catch -- a 2-yard touchdown in Week 3 -- but was used mostly as a blocking complement to Dustin Keller.

He helped pave the way for an offense that averaged a league-leading 172.2 yards per game behind Thomas Jones, now with Kansas City, Shonn Greene and Leon Washington.

Hartsock, 29, played his first two seasons with Indianapolis, and spent two seasons with Tennessee and one with Atlanta. He has 28 catches for 275 yards in six seasons.

-- The Associated Press

TACKLE SMITH SIGNS WITH CHIEFS
The Kansas City Chiefs have signed free agent defensive tackle Shaun Smith, who played last season for Cincinnati.

The Chiefs announced the deal Wednesday but declined to disclose terms.

The 6-foot-2, 325-pound Smith has played in 63 games, including 27 starts, with New Orleans, Cincinnati and Cleveland. He has 196 tackles and two sacks during a career that began with the Saints in 2004.

Smith began his NFL career as a rookie free agent in 2003 with Dallas, where he was a member of the practice squad. After one year with New Orleans, he played for the Bengals from 2004 through 2006 and the Browns for two years before returning to Cincinnati last year.

-- The Associated Press

LIONS SIGN CB WADE TO ONE-YEAR DEAL
The Detroit Lions have signed free agent cornerback Jonathan Wade to a one-year contract.

Smith agreed to a four-year, $12 million deal, that had $6.25 million in guarantees, a source told ESPN.com's John Clayton.

St. Louis selected Wade in the third round of the 2007 draft. In 47 games through three seasons with the Rams, including six starts, he has 67 tackles and two interceptions.

The Lions within the past week have signed two veteran free agents in defensive end Kyle Vanden Bosch and wide receiver Nate Burleson. They've also acquired defensive Corey Williams and cornerback Chris Houston in trades with Cleveland and Atlanta, respectively.

-- ESPN.com news services