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Warren heads to Denver?

Report: Ex-Patriot gets two-year deal

Jets inside linebacker David Harris’s new contract is reportedly worth $36 million. Jets inside linebacker David Harris’s new contract is reportedly worth $36 million. (Julio Cortez/Associated Press)
Associated Press / August 3, 2011

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Former Patriots defensive end Ty Warren apparently won’t be out of work for long.

Warren, unexpectedly released by the Patriots last week, agreed to a two-year, $10 million deal with the Denver Broncos that includes $2.5 million guaranteed, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported last night.

Warren, a first-round pick of the Patriots in 2003, played on the ’03 and ’04 Super Bowl champions. He missed all of 2010 with a hip injury.

Harris stays a Jet David Harris will be anchoring the New York Jets’ linebacking corps for at least four more years.

The inside linebacker signed a four-year deal last night, agent Brian Mackler said. A person familiar with the deal told The Associated Press that the contract is worth $36 million, with $29.6 million guaranteed.

Harris, 27, was drafted in the second round out of Michigan in 2007. He has 428 tackles and 14 1/2 sacks in four seasons.

Meanwhile, all those intricate shapes and swirls tattooed on Rex Ryan’s right leg continued to be a topic of discussion. The coach said the tattoo has a pretty simple meaning.

“Believe in yourself,’’ the Jets coach revealed on the team’s Facebook page yesterday. “Which I’ve got no problem doing.’’

The tribal-style ink, which Ryan got while on vacation in Hawaii last month, caused quite the buzz Monday when the Jets reported for training camp. Pictures of the tattoo quickly circulated around the Internet, with people wondering what in the world it was exactly.

The tattoo is black and curls up from the top of his right ankle to just below his knee. “You’ve got the mountains, you’ve got the waves and the shark tooth down there,’’ Ryan said. “You’ve got it all working.’’

Eagles land RB Brown The Eagles agreed to contract terms with veteran running back Ronnie Brown, who spent his first six seasons with the Dolphins . . . Eagles receiver Jeremy Maclin reported to training camp after missing the first five days of practice with an undisclosed illness . . . The Seahawks reached agreement on a five-year deal with Pro Bowl tight end Zach Miller . . . Frank Gore practiced with the 49ers for the first time this offseason after the two-time Pro Bowl running back ended his four-day holdout . . . The Colts signed their first-round pick, left tackle Anthony Castonzo out of Boston College, and free agent linebacker Ernie Sims, Detroit’s first-round pick in 2006 . . . The Vikings waived tackle Bryant McKinnie after the nine-year veteran showed up woefully out of shape after the summer-long lockout . . . Redskins cornerback Phillip Buchanon will be suspended by the NFL for the first four games of the regular season, coach Mike Shanahan said. The coach did not give a reason for the suspension . . . Browns punter Reggie Hodges, one of the AFC’s best last season, tore his Achilles’ tendon and will be out for the season. The Browns also announced they agreed to terms with their first-round draft pick, defensive tackle Phil Taylor . . . The Ravens and veteran center Casey Rabach agreed to terms on a two-year contract . . . The Saints agreed to terms with their top draft pick, defensive end Cameron Jordan, on a four-year deal worth $7.7 million.

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