Daily Times (Primos, PA)

Eagles bringing back Howard, sign on LB Wilson


PHILADELPH­IA » The Eagles are bringing back running back Jordan Howard via a one-year free agent deal, the club confirmed Wednesday. The Birds also announced they have signed linebacker Eric Wilson to a one-year deal.

Wilson, 26, was a league co-leader among linebacker­s in intercepti­ons (3) last season while with the Minnesota Vikings.

Howard, also 26, was brought in by the sliding Eagles last November after the Dolphins put him on waivers. In 2019, Howard was traded to the Eagles after three seasons in Chicago. He was slowed by injuries, but in 10 games for the Birds that season he bulled for 525 yards and six touchdowns.

Howard played five games with the Dolphins and two with the Eagles in 2020, rushing only 35 times for 60 yards in total, but scoring four TDs with the Dolphins as a goal-line specialist.

Wilson, originally an undrafted free agent, reportedly could earn upwards of $3.25 million under terms of his deal.

Titans hire Schwartz as senior defensive assistant

The Tennessee Titans have hired former Eagles defensive coordinato­r and former Lions head coach Jim Schwartz as a senior defensive assistant coach, the club announced Wednesday.

“He has a deep



football knowledge and has overseen a great deal of success on the defensive side of the ball, so it always good to add a quality coach to our staff,” coach Mike Vrabel said. “This role will provide our defensive staff with Jim’s experience and perspectiv­e in the staff meetings and on the practice field.”

Nike suspends sponsorshi­p of Texans’ Watson

Nike has suspended its endorsemen­t contract with Deshaun Watson amid allegation­s of sexual assault and harassment against the Texans quarterbac­k.

“We are deeply concerned by the disturbing allegation­s and have suspended Deshaun Watson,” Nike said in a statement released Wednesday. “We will continue to closely monitor the situation.”

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