Lions reach one-year deal with WR Williams
Needing talent and depth at wide receiver, the Detroit Lions added a veteran option to the roster ahead of free agency, agreeing to terms on a one-year deal with Tyrell Williams.
Williams, who was released by the Las Vegas Raiders last month, missed the 2020 season with a shoulder injury. In 2019, he appeared in 14 games, catching 42 passes for 651 yards and a touchdown.
♦ In San Diego, former NFL player Kellen Winslow II was sentenced to 14 years in prison for multiple rapes and other sexual offenses against five women in Southern California, including one who was homeless when he attacked her in 2018. The 37-year-old son of San Diego Chargers Hall of Fame receiver Kellen Winslow appeared via videoconference at the hearing in San Diego Superior Court in Vista, a city north of San Diego.
♦ The New York Giants began their cost-cutting by releasing two veterans: wide receiver Golden Tate and linebacker David May. Tate, 32, is gone two years into a four-year, $37.5 million contract that included $23 million fully guaranteed at signing in 2019. The Giants also cut Mayo one year into a three-year, $8.4 million contract with $3.5 million guaranteed.
♦ The Chicago Bears re-signed offensive lineman Alex Bars as well as four other exclusive-rights free agents. The Bears also re-signed tight end J.P. Holtz, running back Ryan Nall and linebackers James Vaughters and Josh Woods.