Posted On Jan 11 2020
Cornerback Walt Harris completed a two-year contract extension with the San Francisco 49ers on Monday. Harris, an 11-year veteran who earned his first trip to the Pro Bowl in his first season with the 49ers, led the NFC with eight interceptions. The extension keeps Harris with San Francisco through 2009. Fowler had signed a four-year offer sheet from Philadelphia on Sunday. But the Titans, who visited with the linebacker last week before he went to Philadelphia, topped that deal Monday, and his agent Alan Herman said Fowler signed the offer sheet. The 6-foot-3, 250-pound Fowler has played in 33 games with three starts, including the 2005 season finale when he had a team-high nine tackles. He led Dallas with 24 special teams tackles last season. If the Cowboys decline to match Tennessee’s offer, the Titans would not have to compensate them because Fowler entered the NFL as an undrafted free agent. Arizona assistant fired: The Arizona Cardinals fired wide receivers coach Richie Anderson, four days after his arrest in a police prostitution sting operation. Anderson, a fullback in the NFL for 13 seasons, was hired by new Cardinals coach Ken Whisenhunt in January. Anderson, 35, was arrested Thursday on an accusation of soliciting an undercover Phoenix police officer posing as a prostitute. After starring on a mediocre defense last season, Harris will have plenty of competition in training camp this summer. The 49ers signed free-agent cornerback Nate Clements to an eight-year, $80 million deal earlier in the month, so Harris will compete for a starting job with Shawntae Spencer, who got a contract extension last fall. Titans make offer to LBFowler: The Tennessee Titans agreed to terms on an offer sheet with restricted free agent linebacker Ryan Fowler, a deal the Dallas Cowboys will have seven days to match. Signings: Offensive tackle Wade Smith, who played in nine games with the Jets last season, re-signed with New York. … The Detroit Lions agreed to terms on a two-year contract with free agent receiver Shaun McDonald. … The Buffalo Bills re-signed free agent running back Anthony Thomas. … The Washington Redskins re-signed backup defensive lineman Ryan Boschetti. Jags’ receiver charged: Jacksonville Jaguars receiver Charles Sharon was charged with stealing a handgun that police said was found under the seat of the player’s sport utility vehicle during a drug-related search. Sharon and a companion were arrested Saturday after a Tampa police officer noticed the odor of marijuana coming from Sharon’s SUV parked in the Ybor City entertainment district, a police report said. Smith joins ESPN: Former Dallas Cowboys running back Emmitt Smith has been hired by ESPN as a studio analyst for its NFL pregame coverage. Smith, the National Football League’s all-time leading rusher, will appear on the network’s NFL Countdown and Monday Night Countdown shows. He will also appear as an analyst on ESPN Radio and ESPN.com, the network announced. `Big Cat’ dies: Ernie “Big Cat” Ladd, who played on championship professional football teams before finding more lucrative success in pro wrestling, has died in Grambling, La. He was 68. Ladd played in the America Football League and is a member of the World Wrestling Federation Hall of Fame. He died Saturday after a long bout with cancer. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!