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Chiefs release receiver Kennison

Veteran plagued by hamstring, shoulder injuries

February 27, 2008

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— The Kansas City Chiefs have released veteran wide receiver Eddie Kennison, the team announced Tuesday.

Kennison, 35, played for the Chiefs for seven seasons and was their top receiver for most of that time. But last season, he was limited by hamstring and shoulder injuries to only eight games, catching 13 passes for 101 yards.

The 6-1, 201-pound receiver played in 91 games for the Chiefs, catching 321 passes for 5,230 yards and 25 touchdowns. He had 1,000-yard receiving seasons in 2004 and 2005, joining Carlos Carson as the only players in Chiefs history with consecutive 1,000-yard receiving seasons.

Besides the Chiefs, Kennison has played for St. Louis, New Orleans, Chicago and Denver during his 12-year career.

Patriots cut linebacker

Foxborough, Mass. - The New England Patriots have released linebacker Rosevelt Colvin, who was a member of two Super Bowl winning teams but also missed significant time with injuries. Colvin signed with the Patriots as an unrestricted free agent in March 2003.

In his first season in New England, he started the first two games before suffering a season-ending hip injury at Philadelphia on Sept. 14. He played in the first 11 games last season before missing the remainder of the season and the playoffs with a foot injury suffered Nov. 25.

He has 414 tackles, 52.5 sacks, three interceptions, 13 forced fumbles and nine fumble recoveries in nine seasons with the Patriots and Bears.

Cable ruling reversed

New York - Cable TV giant Comcast and the NFL Network must return to court to determine the kind of viewing package in which Comcast can put the network. A state appeals court voted 4-0 Tuesday to reverse a lower court ruling that had allowed Comcast to distribute NFL Network games on a niche sports tier rather than a larger digital package with more viewers.

The appeals court said the language of the two agreements that govern the relationship between Comcast and the network, both signed Aug. 11, 2004, were too "ambiguous" to rule in favor of either side.

Jags to get Williamson

Minneapolis - Wide receiver Troy Williamson's disappointing, drop-filled career with Minnesota is done, creating an opening for the team to pursue a free agent this week. The Vikings agreed to trade Williamson to the Jacksonville Jaguars for a sixth-round draft pick, according to a person with knowledge of the deal.

Williamson has two years remaining on his contract. He's scheduled to make $910,000 in 2008 and $1.4 million in 2009.

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