OWINGS MILLS, Md. — The Baltimore Ravens have terminated the contracts of three-time Pro Bowl fullback Vonta Leach and six-year linebacker Jameel McClain.
Leach and McClain were part of the Super Bowl champions two seasons ago.
Although Leach played in all 16 games in 2013, the Ravens’ ground game struggled and Leach often watched from the sideline while Baltimore opted for a one-back set.
McClain was limited to 10 games last season after missing the first six weeks with a bruised spinal cord.
49ers, Kilgore agree
SAN FRANCISCO — The San Francisco 49ers and offensive lineman Daniel Kilgore have agreed to a three-year contract extension through the 2017 season.
The 49ers announced the deal Thursday.
San Francisco selected Kilgore in the fifth round of the 2011 draft out of Appalachian State. He has played in 33 regular-season games, plus all six playoff games the last two seasons. He has split time at guard and center.
With veteran center Jonathan Goodwin set to become an unrestricted free agent, Kilgore could take over the starting center role next season. Goodwin has started every game for the 49ers the last three seasons under coach Jim Harbaugh.
Eagles agree to deals
PHILADELPHIA — The Philadelphia Eagles have agreed to a five-year contract with wide receiver Riley Cooper and a seven-year deal with center Jason Kelce.
Cooper would’ve become a free agent next month after a breakout season in which he set career highs in receptions (47), yards receiving (835) and touchdowns (eight). Kelce was signed through 2016, and the new deal adds four years to his contract. He was part of an offensive line that helped the Eagles lead the NFL in rushing while setting a franchise record for points (442).
Giants, Bills in HOF game
NEW YORK — The Buffalo Bills and New York Giants will kick off the 2014 NFL preseason in the Hall of Fame game in Canton, Ohio.
The league announced Thursday the matchup for the Aug. 3 game. The contest wil be played a day after the Hall of Fame inducts seven new members, including one each from the Bills and Giants.
Redskins re-sign Baker
ASHBURN, Va. — The Washington Redskins re-signed defensive lineman Chris Baker to a three-year contract with $12 million.
The deal announced Thursday includes $4 million of guaranteed money.
Baker has spent two seasons with the Redskins, playing in 29 games. He started the final three games last season after Stephen Bowen was sidelined with a knee injury.
Baker has played both tackle and end on the defensive line, and he’ll be a possible contender for a regular starting job at end in the team’s 3-4 alignment under new coach Jay Gruden, especially with both Bowen and Adam Carriker recovering from major injuries.
The 26-year-old Baker was undrafted out of Hampton. He played with Denver and Miami before joining the Redskins in 2012.
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