The Detroit Lions signed free agent receiver Kevin Johnson to a one-year contract.
Johnson has 367 career receptions and 25 touchdowns over six seasons. He will play alongside second-year pro Roy Williams and Charles Rogers, if he is healthy for the first time in three seasons.
Johnson caught 35 passes last season -- his first with fewer than 57 -- and one TD in Baltimore, his third team in two years. He made 58 receptions for 634 yards and three scores in 2003, when he was cut by Cleveland and claimed off waivers by Jacksonville. The 5-foot-11, 195-pound receiver was drafted by the Browns in 1995.
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New Jersey state officials approved a new $750 million stadium for the New York Giants that should be ready for the 2009 season, a year later than first expected.
Michael Brim, 39, a cornerback who played for five NFL teams, died in a Richmond, Va., shootout with another man after an argument. Brim was drafted in the fourth round out of Virginia Union by Phoenix in 1988. He went on to play for Detroit, Minnesota, the New York Jets and Cincinnati.