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New deals for two Eagles...Three-year deal for lineman

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - The Philadelphia Eagles have agreed to a five-year contract with wide receiver Riley Cooper, and a seven-year deal with center Jason Kelce.


     Cooper would've become a free agent next month after a breakout season in which he set career highs in receptions, receiving and touchdowns. Kelce is part of an offensive line that helped the Eagles lead the NFL in rushing while setting a franchise record for points with 442.


     The moves were announced a day after All-Pro left tackle Jason Peters signed a new five-year contract.



     Three-year deal for lineman


     SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The San Francisco 49ers and offensive lineman Daniel Kilgore have agreed to a three-year contract extension through the 2017 season. He was selected in the fifth round of the 2011 draft out of Appalachian State. He has played in 33 regular-season games, plus all six playoff games the last two seasons. He has split time at guard and center.



     An all-New York start to the pre-season


     NEW YORK (AP) - The Buffalo Bills and New York Giants will kick off the 2014 NFL preseason in the Hall of Fame game in Canton, Ohio. The league says the matchup will be played on Aug. 3, a day after the Hall of Fame inducts seven new members, including one each from the Bills and Giants.



     Former NFL player accused of or rape again


     NEW ORLEANS (AP) - An arrest warrant has been issued for former NFL safety Darren Sharper and another man, accusing them of raping two women in New Orleans last year.


     Sharper also is under investigation in sexual assault cases in Florida, Nevada and Arizona and has pleaded not guilty to rape charges in Los Angeles.

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