July 18, 2016

Running back Arian Foster will join the Miami Dolphins on a one-year deal worth $1.5 million.

Mike McCartney, Foster's agent congratulated the former Texans star via Twitter on Monday.

Foster could earn as much as $3.5 million based on incentives.

Ironically, the Dolphins' leading rusher last year, Lamar Miller, signed with the Texans in the offseason.

Foster will compete with Jay Ajayi and rookie Kenyan Drake for playing time.

Foster was a free agent who earned the starting job in Houston in 2010. He averaged 20 carries per game but also suffered a series of setbacks including hamstring injuries, a knee injury, groin injuries and a major back injury that required surgery.

Foster has rushed for more than 1,200 yards four times in his career. He led the league in rushing during his second season, running for 1,616 yards in 2010 for the Houston Texans. He ran for 1,246 yards in 13 games in 2014, but he played in just four games last season before the Achilles injury.

Foster turns 30 years old next month.

--Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Nelson Agholor will not be charged after an investigation into an alleged sexual assault case, the Philadelphia District Attorney's office announced.

Police began an investigation into an alleged sexual assault involving Agholor and a dancer last month at Cheerleaders Gentlemen's Club, a strip club in South Philadelphia. Agholor and temmates Fletcher Cox and Connor Barwin went there after the Eagles' final practice of their offseason minicamp.

Police turned the investigation over to the district attorney's office three weeks ago.

"The District Attorney's Family Violence and Sexual Assault Unit and detectives from the Philadelphia Police Department's Special Victims Unit thoroughly investigated the allegations of sexual assault against Nelson Agholor," District Attorney Seth Williams said in a statement. "As a result of this joint investigation, our staff and the Police reached the conclusion that we lacked sufficient evidence to bring charges against Mr. Agholor, therefore no charges will be filed."

--Wide receiver Stedman Bailey, who was placed on the Los Angeles Rams' non-football injury list in June, will join West Virginia's staff as a student assistant coach.

The 25-year-old Bailey continues to recover from gunshot wounds to the head suffered last November near his hometown of Miami. He was shot twice in the head while sitting in a car with his family. At the time, he was serving a four-game suspension for violating the league's substance-abuse policy.

Bailey attended the Rams' offseason workout program but was not cleared for football activities. Last month, the Rams placed Bailey on the reserve non-football injury list so he could stay around the team while not counting against the 90-man roster.

West Virginia coach Dana Holgorsen announced Sunday that Bailey will join the Mountaineers' coaching staff. Bailey plans to enroll as a full-time student to complete his bachelor's degree in multidisciplinary studies.

--New England Patriots safety Nate Ebner has made the U.S. rugby team for the Rio Olympics.

Ebner, who took a leave of absence from the Patriots in May, is scheduled to rejoin the team at training camp after the Aug. 6-11 Olympic rugby competition.

Ebner was an All-American rugby player at Ohio State before the Patriots selected him in the sixth round of the 2012 NFL Draft.

Patriots coach Bill Belichick has said he supports Ebner's pursuit of his Olympic dream and trusts him to be ready when the season starts.

--Jahvid Best said he was crushed when his NFL career as a running back with the Detroit Lions came to a premature end due to chronic head injuries.

But Best could realize another dream in the 2016 Summer Olympics after being approved as a sprinter for St. Lucia.

"I was devastated, but I never stop dreaming and believing in myself. My family has instilled a lot of values that has enabled me to persevere through it all," Best said.

Best ran 10.16 in the 100 meters on April 2.

A first-round pick out of Cal in 2010, Best spent two seasons with the Lions but despite his best efforts to return, the direct and peripheral issues stemming from multiple head injuries prevented a comeback.

--The Dallas Cowboys bolstered their thin linebacking corps by signing Justin Durant to a one-year deal.

With Rolando McClain facing a 10-game suspension, the Cowboys turned to Durant, who played for Dallas in 2012 and 2013.

He appeared in 16 during those two seasons and made 12 starts. He compiled 73 tackles and an interception.

--The Washington Redskins signed wide receiver Dez Stewart.

Stewart played his college ball at Ohio Dominican where he recorded 1,397 all-purpose yards last season. In 40 college games, he compiled 3,193 receiving yards and 25 touchdowns.

Tampa Bay signed Stewart as a free agent, but released him opening the door for the Redskins to sign the 6-foot-2, 200-pound wideout.

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