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NFLEdwards, Smith join Jets; Washington a no-show

The Jets welcomed restricted free agent wide receivers Braylon Edwards and Brad Smith back into the fold Monday, as each signed his one-year contract tenders and participated in the first day of the team's voluntary offseason workout program.

But the same couldn't be said for Leon Washington.

The dynamic running back / kick returner who still is rehabbing a broken right fibula was a no-show, and he has yet to sign the one-year tender that will pay him $1.759 million.

Washington's agent, Alvin Keels, posted a message on Twitter stating his client doesn't plan on signing at the moment because they still want to see what other offers are out there.

"Leon Washington will not sign his tender at this time," Keels tweeted. "He will continue to rehab while weighing his options as a restricted free agent."

Washington, who made $535,000 in base salary in 2009, was involved in a contract squabble last season and boycotted some of the Jets' voluntary offseason sessions last spring. He also missed the first day of training camp in Cortland, holding out because of the lack of new progress on a new deal.

Besides Washington, the Jets are left with three others who haven't inked their tenders: backup quarterback Kellen Clemens, tackle Wayne Hunter and reserve cornerback Drew Coleman.

Reserve safety James Ihedigbo also signed his tender and took part in yesterday's session.

Dolphins RB arrested

Miami Dolphins running back Ronnie Brown, 28, who had been in the suburban Atlanta area to help celebrate his parents' anniversary, was arrested on a charge of driving under the influence of alcohol and released from jail a few hours later, officials said.

Brown's mother, Joyce Brown, said in a phone interview that her son was pulled over for failing to use a turn signal, but believes he was targeted because he was driving a high-priced car and is black.

49ers change GMs

Scot McCloughan is out as the general manager of the San Francisco 49ers in a "mutual parting," and director of player personnel Trent Baalke will lead the team into next month's draft.


Nets fall to 7-63

Dwyane Wade had 27 points and 12 assists to lead the visiting Miami Heat to a 99-89 victory over the New Jeersey Nets. Brook Lopez had 26 points for the Nets (7-63), who lost their eighth straight as they possibly head toward the worst record in NBA history. New Jersey has to win two of its final 12 to avoid breaking the Philadelphia 76ers' mark for futility (9-73), set in 1972-73.

Warriors for sale

The Golden State Warriors are for sale and Oracle Corp. CEO Larry Ellison already has made it well known he wants to buy the team. The Warriors said that they have hired Galatioto Sports Partners, or GSP, to handle selling the franchise.


Va. Tech ousts UConn

Dorenzo Hudson scored 17 of his 27 points in the second half to lift host Virginia Tech past Connecticut, 65-63, in the second round of the NIT. The Hokies (25-8), who tied a school record for victories, advanced to the quarterfinals, where they will play Rhode Island at home on a date to be determined . . . Delroy James scored 34 points to lead host Rhode Island to an 85-83 win over Nevada. - AP

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