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 width=>>Bears Release C Garza

The Chicago Bears have parted ways with longtime center Roberto Garza, releasing the 14-year veteran on Thursday.

In a corresponding move, the team signed former Broncos center Will Montgomery, who played for new Bears coach John Fox in Denver last season. Montgomery received a one-year contract.

Garza started 176-of-206 games during his career, which began in 2001 with Atlanta before moving to Chicago in 2005. At one point during his career, Garza started 101 consecutive regular-season games from 2003-10.

 width=>>Colts Ink S Lowery

The Indianapolis Colts agreed to terms with free safety Dwight Lowery on Friday.

Lowery compiled 79 tackles, one sack, two interceptions and two forced fumbles in 16 games (15 starts) for Atlanta last season.

Over seven NFL seasons, the 29-year-old has posted 259 tackles, four sacks, 12 interceptions and seven forced fumbles in 84 games with the Jets, Jaguars and Falcons.

Lowery will likely replace former starter LaRon Landry, who was released earlier in the offseason. Strong safety Mike Adams was re-signed by the Colts during free agency.

>>Florida State Prospect Busted For DUI

Former Florida State cornerback P.J. Williams, considered a potential first-round pick for the upcoming NFL Draft, was arrested Friday morning for driving under the influence, according to multiple reports.

NFL.com reported that Williams was arrested by FSU police at 3:08 a.m. on Friday and then booked into the Leon County jail. TMZ.com stated that Williams was later released on $500 bond and is scheduled to appear in court on May 14.

Williams is regarded as one of the top cornerbacks in this year's draft class and was named the Defensive MVP of Florida State's win over Auburn in the 2014 BCS National Championship Game. The 6-foot, 196-pound prospect was also a semifinalist for the 2014 Thorpe Award honoring the best defensive back in college football and earned first team All-ACC honors during his junior season with the Seminoles.

The 21-year-old Williams also was involved in a previous off-field issue back in November, when he reportedly left the scene of an accident but was only issued traffic citations.

>>Bucs Trade S Goldson To Washington

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have traded safety Dashon Goldson to the Washington Redskins in exchange for an undisclosed 2016 draft pick.

Goldson spent two seasons with the Bucs after signing a five-year deal as a free agent in March 2013. He played his first six seasons with San Francisco and was a two-time Pro Bowl pick with the 49ers.

In 27 games for the Buccaneers, Goldson compiled 151 tackles with one interception.

The 30-year-old Washington product has 15 interceptions and 499 tackles in his eight-year NFL career.

>>Dolphins Sign Journeyman QB Freeman

Quarterback Josh Freeman is looking to make a comeback after being out of the NFL in 2014.

The Miami Dolphins signed the former first-round pick on Thursday.

Freeman became one of the league's most promising young quarterbacks after Tampa Bay selected him 17th overall in the 2009 draft. In 2010, he threw 25 touchdown passes and just six interceptions for a 95.9 passer rating.

The 27-year-old Freeman spent two more seasons as the Bucs' starter with a 74.6 and 81.6 passer rating, respectively. He played three games for Tampa Bay in 2013 before being benched in favor of Mike Glennon. The Kansas State product was then released in October of that year following reports of a strained relationship with then-head coach Greg Schiano.

Freeman signed with Minnesota but made just one start for the Vikings. He had a brief stay with the New York Giants last offseason.

In 61 NFL games, Freeman has thrown for 13,724 yards, 80 touchdowns and 67 interceptions.

He joins a Dolphins quarterback corps that includes starter Ryan Tannehill, veteran backup Matt Moore and McLeod Bethel-Thompson.

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