NFL Notes

Giants sign LB Dan Connor

The New York Giants announced Saturday that they had signed former Dallas Cowboys linebacker Dan Connor, while a person familiar with the situation said that the team also reached an agreement with tight end Brandon Myers, who had his best season with the Oakland Raiders in 2012.

The agreement with Myers was revealed hours after it was learned the Giants signed receiver Louis Murphy, said the person who spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the team had not announced the deals.

The agreement with Myers fills the Giants' biggest need since Martellus Bennett had left the club to sign with the Bears as a free agent.

Myers caught 79 passes for 806 yards and four touchdowns last season, including a team-record 14 against Cleveland in December.

Connor can play both inside and outside, but prefers the inside so his signing means that New York probably won't bring back middle linebacker Chase Blackburn, who is a free agent.

Patriots release WR Lloyd

The New England Patriots have released receiver Brandon Lloyd and re-signed defensive backs Aqib Talib, Kyle Arrington and Adrian Wilson.

Arrington tied for the NFL lead in 2011 with seven interceptions. Wilson is a five-time Pro Bowl selection who holds the NFL record for most sacks in a season by a defensive back, eight, and is the sixth player in NFL history to record 25 sacks and 25 interceptions in his career.

Revis earns $1 million bonus

Jets star cornerback Darrelle Revis, the subject of trade rumors, has earned a $1 million roster bonus as a result of a clause in his contract with New York.

According to the clause, the bonus kicked in on Saturday since Revis remains on the Jets' roster - not traded or cut - at the end of the business day. There has been intense speculation during the past several weeks that the Jets will try to trade their best player, who is recovering from a torn knee ligament.

Some believed that move could come by Saturday so the Jets could avoid the clause, but Revis will receive the bonus later in the year and it counts on New York's salary cap - whether or not he remains with the team.

The Jets have re-signed kicker Nick Folk, who opted to stay with the team after being an unrestricted free agent. Folk has been with the Jets for three seasons after signing with New York as a free agent in 2010.

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