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NFL notebook: PSU's Robinson signs rookie deal with Jaguars

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By Wire Reports
Tuesday, June 24, 2014, 8:00 p.m.
 

Jaguars receiver Allen Robinson signed a four-year rookie contract worth $3.5 million.

Robinson signed the deal Tuesday, five days after the team completed its offseason program.

A second-round pick from Penn State, Robinson gets a signing bonus of $873,000. With Robinson under contract, Jacksonville has one unsigned rookie remaining: fellow second-rounder Marqise Lee.

Robinson caught 177 passes for 2,474 yards and 17 touchdowns in three years at Penn State. He had 97 receptions for 1,432 yards and six touchdowns last season.

The Jaguars traded up to select Robinson with the 61st overall selection.

He missed most of organized team activities, including a three-day minicamp last week, because of a right hamstring injury.

Hernandez trial date

A judge Tuesday scheduled a tentative May trial date for former Patriots player Aaron Hernandez in the 2012 drive-by shootings of two men, and his lawyers asked a judge to issue a gag order because of intense media coverage of the murder case.

Hernandez has pleaded not guilty to killing Daniel de Abreu and Safiro Furtado after a random nightclub encounter in Boston.

Flowers joins Chargers

Free-agent cornerback Brandon Flowers signed a one-year contract with the Chargers.

Flowers, 28, said one of the reasons he signed with San Diego was so he could play his former team, the Chiefs, twice a season.

Kansas City released Flowers this spring in a cost-cutting move.

Flowers was selected for the Pro Bowl last season. He was the Chiefs' second-round pick in 2008 and started 87 of the 88 games he played over six seasons. Flowers has 17 interceptions, including three returned for touchdowns, and 91 pass breakups in his six-year NFL career.

Cowboys add guard

NFL.com reported the Cowboys signed veteran guard Uche Nwaneri, who was released by the Jaguars in March. Nwaneri, 30, made 92 starts for Jacksonville from 2007-13.

Now he's Johnny Hoops

Johnny Manziel was “drafted” by the Harlem Globetrotters, who picked the Browns rookie quarterback as part of their eighth annual selection of world-class athletes.

Manziel also has been drafted by San Diego Padres, who used one of their late picks on the former Heisman Trophy winner. He was taken in the first round by the Browns in May.

 

 
 


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