Sports report: Browns sign former Bengals fullback Pressley

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The Cleveland Browns signed fullback Chris Pressley, a potential lead blocker to open holes for new running back Ben Tate.

Pressley missed all of last season with the Cincinnati Bengals. He has made 20 career starts in the NFL for the Bengals and Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The Browns did not have a traditional fullback on their roster last season, using Chris Ogbonnaya and some reserve tight ends. Pressley was a teammate of offensive tackle Joe Thomas at Wisconsin.

•  The Minnesota Vikings agreed to terms on a contract with free-agent safety Kurt Coleman. Coleman played four seasons with the Philadelphia Eagles after he was selected in the seventh round of the 2010 draft out of Ohio State.

Elsewhere

MLS expected to announce expansion team for Atlanta

Major League Soccer and Arthur Blank are planning a “major announcement” on Wednesday on a proposed expansion team to play in Atlanta’s new downtown stadium.

Blank, who owns the NFL’s Atlanta Falcons, has long coveted a top-level soccer team for the city, and negotiations with MLS intensified after he reached a deal on building a $1 billion retractable roof stadium, which is expected to open in 2017.

•  Kent Riggs , who compiled a record of 422-194 during a 27-year career as Canal Winchester boys basketball coach, has stepped down.Riggs’ teams won four district titles and had only four losing seasons. He will continue as athletic director.

•   The Connecticut Sun selected Stanford’s Chiney Ogwumike No. 1 overall in the WNBA draft. Ogwumike joined her sister Nneka, drafted by Los Angeles in 2012, as the only siblings to be chosen first in the WNBA.

Odyssey Sims of Baylor went second to Tulsa, and San Antonio took Notre Dame’s Kayla McBride with the third pick.

— From staff, wire reports

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