The New England Patriots signed free agent wide receiver Zuriel Smith today. Terms of the agreement were not disclosed. Smith has been allocated to the NFL Europe League for its 2006 season. Smith, 26, was originally drafted by the Dallas Cowboys in the sixth round (186th overall) of the 2003 NFL Draft. The 5-foot-11-inch, 175-pound wide receiver has played in nine career NFL games, all as a rookie with the Cowboys in 2003.
Dallas -- The Cowboys' revolving door at kicker will end this offseason when Dallas signs a proven commodity during free agency. It could be soon-to-be-ex-Colt Mike Vanderjagt, Green Bay's Ryan Longwell, or even New England's Adam Vinatieri if the Patriots somehow allow Mr. Clutch to get to the open market.
(source: Don Banks, SI)
The teams and kickoff time for the Hall of Fame game has not been announced. An announcement on both are expected in March. [Officials] said the Dallas Cowboys seem a "logical" choice with the induction of Aikman and Wright in this year's class. The Cowboys last played in Canton in 1999, serving as the opponent in the return of the Cleveland Browns.
Enshrinement: Saturday, Aug. 5, 1 p.m., Fawcett Stadium
AFC-NFC Hall of Fame Game: Sunday, Aug. 6, time and teams to be announced.
(source: HoF website)