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Titans sign 2 safeties...Lions sign Brian Brown...Owens to skip Hall of Fame inductions tonight

August 4, 2018

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Titans have added a pair of safeties to replace Johnathan Cyprien, who tore his ACL on Wednesday. The Titans say they have agreed to terms with Kenny Vaccaro and Jason Thompson. A source familiar with the situation tells The Associated Press that Eric Reid is also going to work out for the Titans. Reid has been unsigned since his rookie contract expired in March with the San Francisco 49ers.

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — The Detroit Lions have signed wide receiver Brian Brown and waived wide receiver Dom Williams. Brown, who played college football at Richmond, entered the NFL with Dallas last year as an undrafted free agent. He spent time on the practice squad for the Cowboys. Brown was chosen as a second-team FCS All-American by the AP in 2016.

CANTON, Ohio (AP) — The Pro Football Hall of Fame welcomes eight new members tonight. Ray Lewis, Randy Moss, Brian Urlacher, Brian Dawkins, Robert Brazile, Jerry Kramer and Bobby Beathard will be attending the induction ceremony in Canton, Ohio. The eighth inductee, Terrell Owens, plans to break with tradition and skip the event. He’ll give his acceptance speech in Chattanooga, Tennessee, where he played college football and basketball and ran track.

NEW YORK (AP) — Kevin Gausman makes his debut for Atlanta tonight as the Braves continue their series against the Mets in New York. Atlanta acquired the hard-throwing right-hander in a trade with the Baltimore Orioles just ahead of the non-waiver trade deadline. Righty Zack Wheeler starts for the Mets. He’s 3-0 with a 2.56 ERA in his last six starts. The Braves are battling Philadelphia for the NL Central lead.

MONTREAL (AP) — Serena Williams has pulled out of next week’s Rogers Cup hard-court tournament, citing personal reasons. The 23-time Grand Slam champion is coming off the most lopsided defeat of her career, a 6-1, 6-0 loss to Johanna Konta in San Jose, California, on Tuesday. The 36-year-old Williams was the runner-up at Wimbledon last month. It was her fourth tournament since returning to the tour after having a baby in September and dealing with a health scare related to blood clots.

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