The Dallas Cowboys have released five-time Pro Bowl offensive tackle Flozell Adams and safety Ken Hamlin two years after both signed long-term contracts.
Adams was coming off his 12th season and was the longest-tenured player on the team, having started 178 of his 182 games for Dallas. All of his Pro Bowl selections came between 2003-08.
Hamlin was a Pro Bowl pick in 2007, his first season in Dallas after spending the first four years of his career in Seattle.
Adams and Hamlin both signed six-year deals through 2013 before the 2008 season. Adams could have been a free agent then but never hit the market before signing his $43 million deal with the Cowboys, who drafted him in the second round out of Michigan State in 1998.
Browns get CB Brown
While their best defensive player was spending a night in jail, the Cleveland Browns got some help for one of the NFL’s worst units.
The Browns acquired cornerback Sheldon Brown and linebacker Chris Gocong in a trade with the Philadelphia Eagles for linebacker Alex Hall and two draft picks. The fourth- and fifth-round selections are the Nos. 105 and 137 overall in this month’s three-day draft.
The deal was announced as Browns nose tackle Shaun Rogers – a three-time Pro Bowl player – was apologizing after being arrested for trying to carry a loaded hand gun onto a plane.
Rogers was charged Friday with the fourth-degree felony of carrying a concealed weapon, then posted bond and was released from jail.
The San Francisco have signed restricted free-agent linebacker Ahmad Brooks to a two-year contract. Brooks set a career-high last season with six sacks and tied the franchise record for forced fumbles by a linebacker with four. … The Arizona Cardinals have come to terms on a two-year deal with free-agent kicker Jay Feely, who connected on 30 of 36 field goal attempts last season for the New York Jets. … The Washington Redskins have added yet another veteran running back to the roster, agreeing to terms with Willie Parker for a one-year deal. Parker agreed to a contract that could be worth as much as $3.1 million with incentives. … Oakland has re-signed free agent offensive tackle Langston Walker, who rejoined the Raiders midway through last season and was drafted in the second round by the team in 2002.