NFL: Te’o clocks 4.69 40-yard dash
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Former Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te’o ended a trying three months by putting up a respectable 40-yard dash time.
“I thought I did pretty good,” Te’o said after his pro day workout in front of scouts from 27 of 32 NFL teams.
Some had expressed concern whether Te’o could be an every-down player in the NFL after he was timed at 4.82 seconds in the 40-yard dash at the combine in Indianapolis.
But he was timed at 4.69 seconds at Notre Dame’s indoor practice facility, attributing the improvement to being more comfortable at home and around friends.
Browns sign QB Campbell
CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cleveland Browns signed free agent quarterback Jason Campbell to a two-year contract, bringing in the veteran to provide competition for Brandon Weeden.
Campbell, a first-round pick by Washington in 2005, has started 77 games and thrown 76 touchdowns during his NFL career.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Vince Young picked familiar ground in trying to revive his NFL career.
The quarterback used pro timing day workouts at the University of Texas to throw passes for scouts from dozens of teams.
Seven years earlier, Young used the same venue to make his case as the top quarterback in the draft.
Dumervil was ready for change
OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) — Three-time Pro Bowl defensive end Elvis Dumervil said he left the Denver Broncos for the Super Bowl champion Baltimore Ravens because he was looking to play for a winner in a different city.
Dumervil passed his physical and signed a five-year contract with the Ravens. He said nothing bad about his former team. It’s just that he was ready to leave after a fax snafu led to his release from the Broncos.
Dumervil says, “I just felt it was a time to change scenery.”
Yanks complete trade for Wells
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — A trade sending outfielder Vernon Wells from the Los Angeles Angels to the New York Yankees was finalized Tuesday
New York dealt a pair of minor leaguers to the Angels for Wells: outfielder Exircado Cayones and left-hander Kramer Sneed. The Angels will pay about $28.5 million of the $42 million Wells is owed over the final two seasons of his contract.