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PRESS BOX: Ireland joins Seahawks as draft consultant

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The Seattle Seahawks hired former Miami Dolphins general manager Jeff Ireland as a draft consultant, according to Fox Sports.

Ireland served as Dolphins GM from 2008 until the end of last season. Owner Stephen Ross cleaned house after the team's bullying scandal primarily involving offensive linemen Richie Incognito and Jonathan Martin.

The job is considered temporary for now, but the two sides will reportedly discuss possibility making it a full-time position after the draft ends May 10.

---The Dallas Cowboys re-signed defensive end Anthony Spencer to a one-year contract on Saturday.

Spencer's agent, Jordan Woy, confirmed the deal via Twitter, according to Spencer was limited to one game last season because of a knee injury. The Cowboys hope he recovers from his microfracture surgery in time for training camp in late July.

Spencer also visited the Washington Redskins and New York Giants before deciding to stay in Dallas. The Cowboys drafted Spencer in the first round in 2007. In 2012, Spencer had a career-high 11 sacks and was selected to the Pro Bowl.


The Washington Capitals announced Saturday that they fired coach Adam Oates and will not renew the contract of general manager George McPhee.

The moves come after the Capitals missed the playoffs for the first time since 2007. Oates, who starred for the team as a player, had one more season remaining on his three-year contract.

McPhee's contract expired. He was the team's general manager for 17 years. Among his accomplishments were drafting stars Alex Ovechkin and Nicklas Backstrom.


Former Michigan forward Jon Horford is transferring to Florida, according to

Horford, a 6-foot-9 junior, will be eligible to play this season for the Gators. He averaged 3.8 points and 4.2 rebounds per game last season for the Wolverines. Horford is the younger brother of Atlanta Hawks forward Al Horford, who starred at Florida.

The younger Horford has a chance to start for the Gators, who lost senior center Patric Young and forward Will Yeguete. Florida is also adding 6-9 freshman forward Devin Robinson and Duke transfer Alex Murphy.

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