The agent for Sidney Rice says the receiver has a lingering hip injury but should be ready when the Vikings open the regular season against the Saints.
The Charlotte Bobcats made a long-term commitment to forward Tyrus Thomas on Friday, coming to terms on a five-year, $40 million contract with the restricted free agent.
The Chicago Bulls have reached an agreement to sign sharpshooting free agent Kyle Korver to a three-year deal worth an estimated $15 million, according to sources close to the situation.
Free agent wide receiver Bobby Engram has signed with the Cleveland Browns.
Denver Nuggets restricted free agent Linas Kleiza signed a four-year, $18.8 million offer sheet with the Toronto Raptors on Thursday, his agent, Bill Duffy, told ESPN The Magazine’s Ric Bucher.
Free agent Joe Johnson is staying with the Hawks, his agent said in a blog published in the Huffington Post website on Sunday.
Paul Pierce’s agent, Jeff Schwartz, told ESPN.com that Pierce has notified the Celtics that he will opt out of the final year of his contract before Wednesday’s deadline.