FILE - In this Sept. 13, 2020, file photo, Sheila Ford Hamp, Detroit Lions principal owner and chairman, watches during the first half of the team's NFL football game against the Detroit Lions in Detroit. It took Hamp about one second to respond when asked about the potential for women in key roles in the NFL. “The sky is the limit for anything females want to do,” said Hamp, who spoke at the league's fifth annual Women's Careers in Football Forum late last month. (AP Photo/Jose Juarez, File)

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CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Bears re-signed offensive lineman Alex Bars as well as four other exclusive rights free agents on Wednesday. ...
FILE - In this Dec. 6, 2020, file photo, Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt (99) rushes in during the second half of an NFL football game against the Indianapolis Colts in Houston. Watt and the Texans have “mutually agreed to part ways,” ending the tenure of the face of the franchise and adding another huge change to an offseason filled with upheaval. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)

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Lions release LB Christian Jones and re-sign DB Mike Ford

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — The Detroit Lions have released linebacker Christian Jones and center Russell Bodine.

FILE - Indiana head coach Teri Moren looks on during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Maryland in College Park, Md., in this Monday, Jan. 4, 2021, file photo. This week, No. 9 Indiana begins a new quest — dethroning No. 7 Maryland as tourney champs in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)

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AP Source: Seahawks to release pass rusher Carlos Dunlap

SEATTLE (AP) — The Seattle Seahawks are releasing veteran defensive end Carlos Dunlap after the sides could not agree on a contract extension that would soften the blow of a $1