160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! “We’re getting a dynamic back who has the potential to diversify our running game,” Ravens coach Brian Billick said. “We’ve studied him, and he brings the same passion and preparation that is common to Miami players, like our Ray Lewis and Ed Reed.” McGahee is coming off a season with a career-low 990 yards rushing, but led the Bills with six touchdowns rushing in 14starts. Wistrom let go: The Seattle Seahawks released fiery defensive end Grant Wistrom after three years of struggling to match the big contract he signed in 2004. Wistrom was scheduled to make $3.5 million for the 2007 season, part of a six-year, $33million deal Wistrom signed during the 2004 offseason. His contract included a then-club- record $14 million in guaranteed money, but Wistrom never posted big numbers with the Seahawks as he did in his first six seasons at St. Louis. Wistrom’s release comes a day after the team formally introduced new defensive end Patrick Kerney, who signed a six-year, $39.5 million contract. Over the last two years, Wistrom had four sacks in each season, and his tackles fell from 52 in 2005 to 37 last year. Wistrom missed seven games during the 2004 season with injuries – his first in Seattle. Signings: Atlanta reached agreement with wide receiver Joe Horn, the 35-year-old former New Orleans mainstay who is expected to play a lead role in new coach Bobby Petrino’s efforts to add a better passing game. … St. Louis signed tight end Randy McMichael, who was released last week by Miami. … Miami signed former New York Giants kicker Jay Feely and former Chicago safety Cameron Worrell, and re-signed 350-pound defensive tackle Keith Traylor. …. Arizona signed safety Terrence Holt, a former Detroit Lion and the brother of Rams receiver Torry Holt. … Cincinnati re-signed tight end Reggie Kelly. … Philadelphia signed wide receiver and kick returner Bethel Johnson, who played for Minnesota last season. … Washington signed offensive lineman Ross Tucker, who was out of football last season. … The New York Jets signed fullback Darian Barnes, who started sixgames for Miami last year. … Houston re-signed free agent punter Chad Stanley, who has been with the team since its inception. … Punter Andy Lee will stay with San Francisco, which matched Pittsburgh’s contract offer to the restricted free agent. Willis McGahee is in place as Jamal Lewis’ replacement in Baltimore. The day after Lewis signed with the Cleveland Browns, the Ravens obtained McGahee from Buffalo for three draft picks – a third and a seventh in this year’s draft and a third in 2008.
1 Cheltenham Town are the first English club to sack their manager this season after parting company with Gary Johnson – just four games into the new campaign. Gary Johnson has left Cheltenham just four games into the new season The Robins have suffered a poor start to the season, losing their first three games.A 1-1 draw at Macclesfield earned Cheltenham their first point of the season on Tuesday night, but it was not enough to save Johnson’s job.The 62-year-old took over at Whaddon Road in 2015 and led the Robins back into the EFL in 2015-16 as National League winners.He is the first manager to be sacked this term, but not the first to leave his post, after Gary Bowyer ‘stepped down’ as Blackpool boss after just one game, apparently to spend more time with his family.A club statement said: “It is with great regret that the board of Cheltenham Town FC have this evening parted company with manager Gary Johnson.“We would like to place on record our sincere thanks for the tireless work that Gary has done on behalf of the club, work that has left the club in a stronger position than when he took over.“Assistant manager Russell Milton has been placed in temporary charge of team affairs for the foreseeable future.”