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NFL notebook: Ex-Steelers safety Clark returns to Redskins

| Monday, March 31, 2014, 8:54 p.m.

Former Steelers safety Ryan and Clark and the Redskins agreed to term on a one-year deal, NFL.com reported.

Clark, a 34-year-old veteran, played for the Redskins in 2004-05 before an eight-year stint with the Steelers. Clark had also received interest from the Ravens and Jets.

Rooney to receive lifetime achievement award

Steelers chairman Dan Rooney will receive SportsBusiness Journal's 2014 Lifetime Achievement Award at the publication's seventh annual business awards ceremony May 21 in New York. Rooney will be honored not only for overseeing the Steelers' transformation from one of the NFL's worst franchises into its only six-time Super Bowl winner, but also for being a strong, innovative leader in the league.

He steered the NFL through the labor negotiations that led to free agency, pushed for a leaguewide policy to interview minority candidates for key positions and help mediate the end to several labor disputes with the players' union.

AP Source: Ex-Eagles WR Jackson to visit Redskins

A person familiar with the situation says three-time Pro Bowl receiver DeSean Jackson planned to visit the Washington Redskins on Monday night and Tuesday.

The person says the Redskins were one of several teams interested in Jackson, who was released Friday by the Philadelphia Eagles after a career-best season and amid reports of off-the-field concerns. The person spoke to The Associated Press Monday on condition of anonymity because the Redskins had not announced the visit.

The Eagles had tried to trade Jackson and there were questions about his work ethic. He also upset the organization further when he lobbied for a new contact shortly after Philadelphia was eliminated in the playoffs.

When Jackson was released, he issued a statement denying he was associated with gang activity.

Report: Britt agrees with Rams

The Rams agreed to terms on a one-year deal with former Titans wide receiver Kenny Britt, according to an ESPN.com report.

Britt will reunited with Jeff Fisher, his former coach in Tennessee. Britt's deal with the Rams is worth up to $2.9 million and includes a $1.4 million base salary and $550,000 in guaranteed money, the report said. Britt had also visited the Bills, Patriots and Redskins.

Around the league

The Titans plan to either trade or cut running back Chris Johnson before offseason workouts begin in a week, NFL.com reported. … The Texans released strong safety Danieal Manning. … Former 49ers defensive back Carlos Rogers signed with the Raiders, the team announced.

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