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Wideout Jones reportedly set to join Brady’s Bucs


Tampa Bay quarterbac­k Tom Brady is getting a big-name addition to his receiving corps.

According to multiple reports Tuesday, the Buccaneers are signing Julio Jones, 33, a seven-time Pro Bowl selection with the Atlanta Falcons who spent last season playing for the Tennessee Titans.

Jones’s lone season with the Titans was marred by injury, and over 10 games he accumulate­d career lows in catches (31), yards (434) and touchdowns (one).

The sixth pick in the 2011 draft out of Alabama, Jones in 2014 embarked on a six-year stretch in which he never caught fewer than 83 passes for 1,394 yards. The Titans released Jones in March.

— Des Bieler BROWNS: Cleveland Pro Bowl cornerback Denzel Ward and starting right tackle Jack Conklin will begin training camp on the sideline after being placed on the active/physically unable to perform list.

Ward injured his left foot on the final day of minicamp last month. Conklin, a two-time all-pro, had surgery in December and is still rehabbing his right knee.

CARDINALS: Arizona placed wide receiver Marquise Brown on the active/non-football injury list because of a hamstring issue. Brown caught 91 passes for 1,008 yards and six touchdowns last season with Baltimore.

GIANTS: Linebacker Azeez Ojulari, who set a franchise rookie record with eight sacks and started 13 games last season, will miss the start of camp because of a non-football-related hamstring injury, and he was placed on the reserve/non-football injury list.

PACKERS: Green Bay agreed to contract extensions with Coach Matt Lafleur, General Manager Brian Gutekunst and executive vice president/director of football operations Russ Ball, a person familiar with the deals said.

PATRIOTS: Wide receiver Danny Amendola, who earned two Super Bowl rings during his five seasons with New England, is retiring. Amendola, 36, had 617 career receptions for 6,212 yards and 24 touchdowns.

SEAHAWKS: Seattle released running back Chris Carson, 27, with a failed physical designatio­n, potentiall­y signaling an end to his career because of a neck injury suffered last season.

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