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Baltimore Ravens: Offensive tackle Bryant McKinnie has agreed on a two-year deal worth $7.5 million, pending him passing a physical. McKinnie was cut in training camp by the Minnesota Vikings after he reported overweight. He played nine seasons for the Vikings, starting in 131 games.

Jacksonville Jaguars: Running back Maurice Jones-Drew and defensive end Aaron Kampman won't play in Saturday's preseason game at Buffalo. Jones-Drew and Kampman are recovering from knee injuries. Jones-Drew played most of last season with a torn meniscus in his right knee and had surgery in January.

Miami Dolphins: Signed troubled running back Larry Johnson. He sat out most of 2010 after being released by the Washington Redskins last September. He twice made the Pro Bowl and has career rushing totals of 6,221 yards and 55 TDs, most of them with Kansas City.

Minnesota Vikings: Defensive tackle Kevin Williams says he has plantar fasciitis in his left foot and is unlikely to play in the team's final two preseason games. Williams met with a foot specialist on Monday. He returned to watch practice on Tuesday and says he isn't concerned about the injury preventing him from playing in the regular season.

New York Giants: Starting cornerback Terrell Thomas wasn't the only New York Giant lost for the season in their preseason game against the Chicago Bears. Coach Tom Coughlin announced that second-round draft pick Marvin Austin (pectoral muscle) and free-agent cornerback Brian Witherspoon (knee) are going to need season-ending surgery.

New York Jets: Running back Shonn Greene says his infected right foot is feeling better and he expects to play in the team's next preseason game Saturday against the Giants. Greene missed the Jets' 27-7 win over Cincinnati on Sunday night because of the ailment.

Pittsburgh Steelers: Linebacker Lawrence Timmons has agreed to a six-year contract with the team. The deal will pay Timmons $50 million through 2016. Timmons is the second linebacker to sign an extension with the Steelers in the last month. Teammate LaMarr Woodley agreed to a six-year, $61.5 million contract Aug. 5.

Philadelphia Eagles: Defensive tackle Mike Patterson, who collapsed and suffered a seizure at practice earlier this month, will play Thursday night against Cleveland. Patterson was diagnosed with a brain AVM, or arteriovenous malformation, a prenatal condition in which blood travels abnormally between the arteries and veins.

Meadowlands Stadium now MetLife: The home of the Giants and Jets is going to be called MetLife Stadium for the next 25 years. The New York-based insurance giant and the two NFL teams who co-own the stadium said Tuesday MetLife has purchased the naming rights for the stadium, which will be the site of the 2014 Super Bowl. Multiple reports have said that the deal will net the co-owners $17 million to $20 million annually.

Compiled from News and wire service reports.

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