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Raiders release guard Brisiel after 2nd season

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POSTED April 1, 2014 11:27 p.m.

ALAMEDA (AP) — The Raiders have released guard Mike Brisiel after two disappointing seasons in Oakland.

The team announced the move on Tuesday to cut ties with general manager Reggie McKenzie’s first major signing back in 2012.

Brisiel signed a $20 million, five-year contract with Oakland two years ago before taking a pay cut last March. He struggled as he was hampered by an ankle injury most of his first season and then was not an ideal fit when Oakland switched from a zone-blocking scheme to a power scheme last year.

Rams sign WR Kenny Britt

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The St. Louis Rams signed Kenny Britt to a free agent deal on Tuesday, adding depth to a young group at wide receiver with a player in need of a career reboot.

The Rams also added defensive lineman Alex Carrington on Tuesday. In other recent moves, St. Louis added backup quarterback Shaun Hill, linebacker Etienne Sabino and cornerback Greg Reid.

Jets sign WR Jacoby Ford, Dimitri Patterson

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — The New York Jets have signed free agent receiver-kick returner Jacoby Ford.

Ford saw limited action last season for Oakland, catching only 13 passes. He was used more on punt and kickoff returns, and figures to handle those chores for the Jets.

New York previously signed Eric Decker away from Denver and Decker is expected to start along with holdover Jeremy Kerley.

Cardinals sign cornerbacks Lewis, Whitley

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — The Arizona Cardinals have signed free agent cornerbacks LeQuan Lewis and Eddie Whitley to two-year contracts.

Lewis, who played two years at Arizona State, was signed by Tennessee as an undrafted free agent in 2011. He appeared in eight games in 2012, five with Tampa Bay and three with Dallas. He was cut by New England at the end of training camp last season.

Whitley has been on the practice squads of Philadelphia, San Francisco and Dallas since being signed by the Cowboys as an undrafted free agent in 2012.

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