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>>Rams Add CB Help In McGee

(Earth City, MO)  --  The St. Louis Rams have brought in cornerback Jeremy McGee, who was with the Jets camp earlier this offseason.  The corner out of Mississippi had 33 tackles and an interception last season as a Rebel.  Tight end Demarco Cosby, who signed yesterday, was also on the field for the Rams.

>>Report: Hayden Visits Bears

(Bourbonnais, IL)  --  Free agent cornerback Kelvin Hayden reportedly visited the Chicago Bears on Monday.  Hayden, who is a Chicago native, was released by the Indianapolis Colts on July 31st.  A 2005 second round draft choice out of the University of Illinois, Hayden is best remembered for sealing the Colts victory over the Bears in the Super Bowl when he intercepted quarterback Rex Grossman in the fourth quarter and returned it for a touchdown.  The cornerback started 11 games for Indianapolis last season, but finished the year on injured reserve with a neck injury.

>>NFL Implements Game-Day Testing For Steroids

(Undated)  --  The NFL will now drug test for steroids on game days.  According to league officials, the testing will begin with the first week of the season, as agreed to under the league's new collective bargaining agreement.  Adolpho Birch, the NFL's senior vice president of law and labor policy, said the league will use the game-day testing only for performance-enhancers and not for recreational drugs like cocaine and marijuana.  The new 10-year CBA that was hammered out during the NFL's more than four-month lockout includes blood testing for human growth hormone, the first such test in any of the country's major sports.  The NFL is consulting with the World Anti-Doping Agency, the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency and other groups about its implementation of HGH testing.  The process of selecting players for tests will be random.

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