News and notes
Browns: Running back Jerome Harrison is one of five restricted free agents to sign one-year tenders with the Cleveland Browns. A team spokesman said on Monday that Harrison, linebackers D’Qwell Jackson and Matt Roth, safety Abram Elam and fullback Lawrence Vickers signed their deals. The players had until 11:59 p.m. on Tuesday to sign the tenders, or the team could reduce their base salaries by 10 percent. Roth was the only one of the five not to have a $1.759 million base salary. His is $1.809 million because he has five accrued seasons, instead of four. Harrison ran for 561 yards in Cleveland’s final three games. He gained 286 yards — the third-highest, one-game total in NFL history — in a Dec. 20 win at Kansas City.
Titans: Vince Young had done almost everything right since Tennessee owner Bud Adams gave him his job back last fall. Now he’s busy explaining — and apologizing — for an incident at a Dallas strip club. Even his coach is wondering if Young’s poor decision will be another setback. “I’d like to think he’s learned a lesson, had no business making the decision that he made and obviously he’s got to deal with those consequences,” coach Jeff Fisher said Monday.
Bucs: Tampa Bay Buccaneers tight end Kellen Winslow says his rehab from offseason knee surgery is going well and that he expects to be ready for training camp next month. The seventh-year pro joined teammates for Organized Team Activities for the first time Monday, although he did not participate in the voluntary workout. The Bucs also plan to hold him out of next week’s mandatory minicamp. Winslow, obtained in a trade from Cleveland in February 2009, led Tampa Bay with 77 catches for 884 yards and five touchdowns last season. He underwent what the Bucs described as a minor arthroscopic procedure to repair scar tissue from previous surgery on the knee.
Jets: Center Nick Mangold has practiced with the team for the start of mandatory minicamp after saying last week he was unsure if he’d participate while looking for a new contract. Mangold is entering the final season of a five-year deal.