NFL - Transfer round-up: Houston sign Mays

The Houston Texans signed linebacker Joe Mays to a one-year deal, according to the Houston Chronicle.

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Joe Mays #51 in action for the Denver Broncos (AFP)

Mays is now team mates with quarterback Matt Schaub, whom he injured last season while playing for the Denver Broncos.

Mays' hit on Schaub caused the quarterback to lose a small chunk of one of his ears. Mays was suspended one game and fined $50,000 for the blindside helmet-to-helmet hit.

He later apologized to Schaub and said it was not intentional.

"We're way past that," Schaub said on Monday.

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Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Blaine Gabbert was carted off the field during training camp practice because of a sprained right ankle.

The team said Gabbert will be evaluated over the next two days.

Gabbert, entering his third year, is competing for the starting spot with Chad Henne.

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Philadelphia Eagles linebacker Jason Phillips suffered a torn ACL in his right knee during practice and had to be carted off the field.

Cornerback Brandon Hughes also left practice with a hamstring injury.

Phillips spent the past two seasons with the Carolina Panthers and was expected to be a significant contributor on special teams.

The Eagles also announced that former quarterback Donovan McNabb will have his number 5 jersey retired in a ceremony on Sept. 19 at Lincoln Financial Field.

The Eagles play the Kansas City Chiefs that day.

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Chicago Bears defensive end Turk McBride is out for the season with a ruptured Achilles tendon.

McBride was taken off the field during Monday's training camp practice.

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The Tennessee Titans announced they had reached agreement on a deal with guard Chance Warmack, who was last remaining unsigned 2013 first-round draft choice.

The Tennessean newspaper reported Warmack agreed a four-year contract with a fifth-year team option that is worth a total of $12.17 million. That includes a $7.2 million signing bonus.

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Fullback Vonta Leach will re-sign with the Baltimore Ravens, coach John Harbaugh announced.

Leach was cut by the Ravens on June 11 after deciding not to take a pay cut.

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