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Falcons Catch Chris Calloway


Wide receiver Chris Calloway, waived by the New York Giants in a surprise move earlier this month, Friday signed a three-year contract with the Atlanta Falcons, reuniting him with former coach Dan Reeves.

Financial terms were not disclosed, but Calloway's agent, Peter Schaffer, revealed the deal is worth just under $4 million.

The Falcons Friday also signed free agent defensive tackle Bob Kuberski, who spent his first four seasons as a reserve for the Green Bay Packers, to a two-year contract.

Calloway, 30, led the Giants last season with 60 catches for 812 yards and six touchdowns, averaging 13.1 yards per catch. The 62 receptions were the most by a Giant player since Lionel Manuel had 65 in 1988.

Calloway led the Giants in receiving two consecutive seasons in 1995-96 under Reeves. He is third on the Giants all-time receiving list with 334 catches and was the first player to lead the team in receptions for four straight years since Frank Gifford in 1955-59.

Dolphins sign WR Green to 3-year deal

MIAMI -- The Miami Dolphins found a new target for Dan Marino, signing free agent wide receiver Willie Green to a three-year contract on Friday.

Financial terms were not disclosed.

The 32-year-old Green was released by the Denver Broncos Feb. 11 after catching 16 passes for 194 yards and one touchdown in 1998. As the third receiver behind Rod Smith and Ed McCaffrey, Green was left unprotected in the recent expansion draft before being released.

Ravens sign offensive lineman Swayne

BALTIMORE -- Offensive tackle Harry Swayne, who started for Denver in last two Super Bowls, was signed by the Baltimore Ravens on Friday.

The Ravens, who lost starting right tackle Orlando Brown to expansion Cleveland, also signed tight ends Frank Wainright of the Miami Dolphins and Greg DeLong of Minnesota, and re-signed wide receiver Floyd Turner, who had 32 receptions and five touchdowns last season.

Swayne, 34, has appeared in three of the last four Super Bowls, twice on the winning side with the Broncos, and with San Diego in its loss in 1995.

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