Sports report: Jets agree to deal with former Titans running back

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The New York Jets and former Tennessee Titans running back Chris Johnson have agreed to terms on a deal. The team announced the move but didn’t release terms.

Johnson, who turns 29 in September, is only the sixth player to rush for 1,000 yards in each of his first six seasons.

• Quarterback Josh Freeman has agreed to terms with the New York Giants, a person familiar with the deal said.

• The Cincinnati Bengals signed punter T.J. Conley, even though Kevin Huber is expected to make a full recovery from a neck injury and a broken jaw.

Conley punted in 16 games for the Jets in 2011 and didn’t play in the NFL the past two years.

• The Green Bay Packers have reached a deal to bring back backup quarterback Matt Flynn, who stabilized the position after starter Aaron Rodgers went down with a collarbone injury last season.

• A federal judge in Philadelphia declined to approve deals for another batch of retired players suing the NFL over concussion-linked claims.

U.S. District Judge Anita Brody’s preliminary ruling follows a similar ruling in January on the proposed $765 million umbrella settlement. She is skeptical that the fund is large enough to cover up to 20,000 players for 65 years, as intended.

Elsewhere

Golfer Day has hand in cast, out up to three weeks

Jason Day, who lives in Westerville, has a cast on his left hand to immobilize his injured thumb and isn’t expected to return to competition until the Players Championship in three weeks.

Day’s agent, Bud Martin, said the cast was put on as a precaution.

Day injured the thumb while winning the Match Play Championship in late February. He took six weeks off before playing at the Masters, where he barely made the cut.

Thierry Henry and Lloyd Sam scored second-half goals to give the New York Red Bulls their first win of the season, 2-1 over the Philadelphia Union in Harrison, N.J..

— From wire reports

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