NFL NOTEBOOK—MAY 19, 2017—$

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Arizona Cardinals
The team signed linebacker Mikey Bart, a rookie free agent from North Carolina and waived defensive tackle Collin Bevins, a rookie free agent. . . . The Cardinals officially added another one of their rookies to the fold, as on Thursday they signed receiver Chad Williams to a four-year contract. . . . As per club policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed. . . .

Carolina Panthers
The Panthers waived Kyle Kragen on Thursday and claimed defensive tackle Toby Johnson off waivers from the Vikings. . . .

Dallas Cowboys
The Cowboys on Thursday officially opened Cowboys Fit, a fitness center that is part of the franchise’s world headquarters at The Star in Frisco. The Cowboys tout that the facility offers members the ability to train nearby their players and like their players. An extra perk: The rooftop pool includes views of the practice fields. . . . The three-story, 60,000-square-foot facility was built in partnership with Mark Mastrov, chairman of New Evolution Ventures and founder of 24 Hour Fitness. . . . The Cowboys signed undrafted rookie free agent guard Dan Skipper of Arkansas. . . .

Green Bay Packers
Tim Terry, who spent the last 13 years in the Packers front office, has accepted a job as the director of pro personnel for the Kansas City Chiefs, according to a league source. . . . In moving to Kansas City, Terry will be reunited with former colleague John Dorsey, now the general manager of the Chiefs. . . .

Los Angeles Rams
Dozens of false starts and failed plans marked the NFL’s two-decade absence from Los Angeles, and now there will be more waiting before a permanent home is ready. . . . The palatial, $2.6-billion stadium that is being built for the Rams and Chargers in Inglewood, originally projected to open in 2019, will be delayed almost a year, to the start of the 2020 NFL season. . . . Developers, who broke ground on the project in November, blamed the postponement on record rainfall during the excavation phase of construction. . . . NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell informed the league’s 32 team owners of the delay during a conference call Thursday. . . . The Rams will remain in the Coliseum that season and the Chargers will remain at Stub Hub Center in Carson. . . .

Philadelphia Eagles
LeGarrette Blount signed a one-year contract with the Birds and was introduced to the media Thursday afternoon. . . . The future, based on Blount’s one-year deal, is 2017. That’s all he’s been promised at this point. . . .

Seattle Seahawks
Mike Tyson is the latest member of the Seahawks’ 2017 draft class to sign with the team. The cornerback’s signing of a four-year deal officially came across the league’s transaction report Wednesday afternoon. . . .

Baltimore Ravens
The Ravens finished a key piece of pre-training camp business, agreeing to deals with their two 2017 third-round picks and wrapping up the signings of their entire draft class. . . . Michigan defensive end Chris Wormley, taken 74th overall with the pick the Ravens received from the Philadelphia Eagles in the Timmy Jernigan trade, and Alabama outside linebacker Tim Williams, who went to the Ravens with the 78th overall selection, both signed their rookie contracts Wednesday. The team announced the deals Thursday. . . .

Buffalo Bills
Buffalo’s Tre’Davious White became the latest first-rounder to put pen to paper as he signed his rookie deal Thursday morning prior to the Bills’ organized team activity. . . . According to the professional sports contract site Spotrac.com, White signed a four-year deal worth $10.09 million including a $5.4 million signing bonus. In all, there is $7.785 million guaranteed in the contract. . . . The Bills announced Thursday that rookie second-round draft pick Zay Jones suffered a sprained knee Tuesday during the Bills first organized team activity, and he will be sidelined indefinitely. . . .

Cleveland Browns
A day after Browns cornerback Howard Wilson suffered a fractured kneecap May 12 during the first practice of rookie minicamp, the team announced “the injury will require surgery and will force him to miss time during the 2017 season. . . . But if an NFL Network report from Thursday is true, Wilson won’t have surgery after all. . . . Ian Rapoport reported Wilson’s fractured kneecap wasn’t as severe as initially feared and after the fourth-round draft pick from the University of Houston received several medical opinions, a decision was made to avoid surgery. The timetable for recovery is 12 to 16 weeks, according to the report, which would give Wilson a chance to return during the season. . . . The Browns have now inked half of their 10 draft picks to rookie contracts. Defensive lineman Larry Ogunjobi signed his deal on Thursday, the team announced. . . .

Houston Texans
The Texans made it official Thursday when they hired former Indianapolis vice president of football operations Jimmy Raye III as their vice president of player personnel/assistant general manager. . . . Raye, 48, will become general manager Rick Smith’s right-hand man. . . . The Texans promoted national scout Rob Kisiel to director of pro personnel. Kisiel started with the Texans under former general manager Charley Casserly. . . . Mike Martin was promoted from national scout to assistant director of college scouting, Frantzy Jourdain from college scout to national scout and Brad Mathews from intern to area scout. . . .

Indianapolis Colts
First-round pick Malik Hooker signed a four-year deal with the team on Thursday, with a team option for a fifth year, exactly three weeks to the day the Colts grabbed the playmaking Ohio State safety with the 15th overall pick in the NFL Draft. . . . Under the NFL’s rookie wage scale, Hooker will receive $12.6 million over the course of the contract and a signing bonus worth more than $7.3 million. . . . The team also signed fourth-round defensive lineman Grover Stewart. . . .

Los Angeles Chargers
The $2.6-billion stadium for the Rams and Chargers in Inglewood, originally scheduled to open in 2019, will be delayed almost a year because of the steady rains for two months and now is scheduled to be ready for the start of the 2020 NFL season. . . .

New York Jets
The Jets have signed former Clemson tight end Jordan Leggett, whom they drafted in the fifth round (150th) overall. Leggett’s agency announced the signing. . . .

Oakland Raiders
Laborers International Union Local 872 hard-hats cheered the Las Vegas Stadium Authority’s unanimous approval of a stadium lease agreement with the Oakland Raiders. . . . The agreement, more than a month in the making, is an outline for additional pacts that must be approved over the next three months, but it gives NFL owners, meeting in Chicago next week, enough detail to win approval and move toward starting stadium construction by the end of the year. The goal is to complete the stadium in time for the 2020 football season. . . .

Pittsburgh Steelers
The Steelers and Ladarius Green parted ways Thursday.The tight end was released with the designation of failed physical, the Steelers announced. Green was besieged by an ankle injury and concussion issues throughout almost all of his brief tenure with the team. . . . The Steelers released longtime long snapper Greg Warren earlier in the day. . . .

Tennessee Titans
Nissan Stadium and Bridgestone Arena collectively need $477 million in improvements over the next 20 years to extend the life of both Metro-owned facilities, city consultants say. . . . Projected costs, which cover everything from architectural improvements to better technology and plumbing, are outlined in new condition assessments commissioned by Metro. . . . The voluminous reports, released on Thursday, come as the franchise lease agreements at Nissan Stadium and Bridgestone Arena, both built in the 1990s, expire in 2028. . . . . . .

NFL Daily Transactions

CAR 5/18 Kyle Kragen LB Waived, No Recall
PIT 5/18 Greg Warren LS Terminated, Vested Veteran, Failed Physical
PIT 5/18 Ladarius Green TE Terminated, Vested Veteran, Failed Physical
PHI 5/18 LeGarrette Blount RB Unrestricted Free Agent Signing
NE 5/18 Chris Barker OG Waived, No Recall

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