American Football - Barron signs for Raiders

Veteran free agent offensive tackle Alex Barron has signed with the Oakland Raiders, general manager Reggie McKenzie announced.

American Football - Barron signs for Raiders

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Alex Barron during his days with the St. Louis Rams (AFP)

A former first-round pick, Barron has started at left and right tackle during his NFL career. He's appeared in 87 games.

He's the first offensive player signed by the Raiders since free agency began on March 12.

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Notre Dame's Manti Te'o improved his 40-yard dash time during his pro day.

Meanwhile, the Pittsburgh Steelers informed James Harrison that they won't re-sign him, according to a Pittsburgh Post-Gazette report.

Te'o, one of several Notre Dame prospects working out for NFL scouts recorded unofficial 40 times of 4.70 and 4.75, shaving more than one-tenth of a second off of his pedestrian 4.81 clocking at the Scouting Combine in Indianapolis one month ago.

Te'o's poor performance in the BCS national championship game against Alabama, coupled with the international news story of Te'o being tricked into falling for a girl who didn't exist, put him under the microscope.

While Te'o was invited to the upcoming NFL Draft, he said he would stay home.

As for Harrison, the 34-year-old veteran was cut March 9 after he refused to take less money, and the Steelers chose not to pay his $6.57 million salary for 2013.

Few teams have expressed interest. Harrison was visiting Baltimore on Sunday when the Ravens signed Elvis Dumervil.

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The New Orleans Saints may be interested in free agent pass rusher Dwight Freeney, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport.

The Saints want to improve their league-worst defense, and they missed out on Elvis Dumervil, who agreed to terms with the Baltimore Ravens. Freeney, an 11-year veteran, was released last month by the Indianapolis Colts.

Money will likely be a factor. The Saints are also pursuing free agent cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha, who is reportedly choosing between New Orleans and the Super Bowl runner-up San Francisco 49ers. The Saints could miss out on Freeney while waiting for Asomugha's decision.

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New York Giants defensive tackle Shaun Rogers has told police he was robbed of $440,000 worth of jewellery last weekend while in Miami, according to an ESPN report.

Among the items claimed to be gone are $100,000 diamond earrings, a $100,000 watch, a $60,000 watch, a $50,000 gold necklace, a $70,000 diamond Cuban necklace and three gold bracelets worth $60,000.

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