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NFL roundup: Cowboys release FB Vickers

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In an apparent attempt to create more salary-cap room, the Dallas Cowboys released fullback Lawrence Vickers.

The move, which the team announced on Friday, saves $1.2 million in cap space.

Vickers, 30, played one season with the Cowboys. He played in all 16 games, including six starts. He carried the ball three times for 11 yards and caught 13 passes for 104 yards.

The Cowboys are expected to rely more on two-tight-end sets this coming season, so there is less need for a fullback.

Vickers was the only fullback on the roster.

---New England Patriots cornerback Alfonzo Dennard claims he did not fail a field sobriety test and was not asked to take a blood test after being arrested for suspicion of driving under the influence in Nebraska on Thursday, according to NFL.com.

Dennard was cited for refusing a chemical test and straddling lane lines.

In April, Dennard was convicted of one count of assaulting a uniformed police officer and was sentenced to 30 days in jail, two years probation and 100 hours of law enforcement-related community service. He is scheduled to serve the jail sentence in March of 2014.

----Jacksonville Jaguars owner Shad Khan has become the new owner of Fulham F.C. of the English Premier League.

Khan takes over 100 percent ownership of the soccer club, according to a release announcing the move.

A formal announcement is scheduled in London on Saturday.

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