The New York Giants have reached agreements to retain wide receiver Darius Slayton and linebacker Jihad Ward, while agreeing to terms with Indianapolis Colts wide receiver Parris Campbell a source with knowledge of the deals told The Associated Press on Thursday.

The source spoke on the condition of anonymity because the deals haven’t been announced.

A second-round pick by Indianapolis in 2019, the oft-injured Campbell had a career year last season, catching 63 passes for 623 yards and three touchdowns. The former Ohio State product played all 17 games for the Colts.

Slayton started slow last season and came through after Sterling Shepard and rookie Wan’Dale Robinson were hurt early and Kenny Golladay struggled.

Slayton started 11 of 16 games and caught 46 passes for 724 yards and two touchdowns. The fifth-round draft pick in 2019 has 170 receptions for 2,554 yards and 15 touchdowns, including eight in his rookie season.

After joining the team as a free agent, Ward played in all 19 games for the Giants. He had three sacks, 13 quarterback hits, seven tackles for losses and two forced fumbles in helping New York to its first playoff berth since 2016. Ward has played in 85 regular-season games with 26 starts for the Raiders, Colts, Ravens, Jaguars, and Giants.


VIKINGS: The Minnesota Vikings agreed agreed to terms on a new contract with running back Alexander Mattison, who has served as a reliable backup to Dalvin Cook over the last four seasons.

BROWNS: GM Andrew Berry added two more defensive pieces, agreeing to contract terms with free-agent tackles Trysten Hill and Maurice Hurst, a person familiar with Cleveland’s moves told The Associated Press.

Both players are getting one-year deals, said the person who spoke on condition of anonymity because the Browns have not announced the agreements.

TITANS: The Tennessee Titans released outside linebacker Bud Dupree two years into a five-year contract, parting ways with the big free agent they acquired in 2021 to boost their pass rush, the team announced.

Dupree signed a contract worth up to $82.5 million contract in March 2021 after spending his first six seasons with Pittsburgh. The Titans signed Dupree despite the 6-foot-4, 269-pound linebacker tearing an ACL in early December 2020.

PACKERS: All-Pro kick returner Keisean Nixon is staying with the Green Bay Packers.


The Packers announced they have re-signed Nixon and reserve tight end Tyler Davis. Terms weren’t disclosed.

49ERS: The San Francisco 49ers have signed cornerback Isaiah Oliver to a two-year contract.

SEAHAWKS: The Seattle Seahawks are bringing back the same quarterback combo from last season and addressed one of their needs on the offensive line.

Seattle reached agreement with quarterback Drew Lock and offensive lineman Evan Brown on one-year contracts. GM John Schneider confirmed the agreements during his weekly radio show on KIRO-AM.

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