NFL roundup: Steelers' Adams to make full recovery

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Pittsburgh Steelers offensive tackle Mike Adams is expected to be released from a hospital by Tuesday and should make a full recovery after being stabbed twice during an attempted carjacking over the weekend.
"He's very blessed to be in the position he's in, in that we expect a full recovery from him," Steelers coach Mike Tomlin told reporters Monday. "I visited with him a couple days this weekend. He's got great team support and family support. He realizes, of course, how fortunate that he is. We're just glad that he's going to be OK."
Tomlin said Adams will be cleared to resume football activities in about six to eight weeks.
Adams, who started six of 10 games he played as a rookie last year, is expected to be the Steelers' starting right tackle.

---Hall of Fame quarterback Jim Kelly has been diagnosed with cancer in his upper jaw bone, and said the prognosis for recovery is very good.
Kelly, 53, led the Buffalo Bills to four consecutive Super Bowl appearances from 1991-94.
He released a statement saying he will undergo surgery June 7 for the Squamous-cell carcinoma isolated in his upper jaw.

---Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver DeSean Jackson fired agent Drew Rosenhaus and could hire rapper Jay-Z's company, Roc Nation, USA Today reported.
Roc Nation has recently taken on other professional athletes as clients, including New York Yankees second baseman Robinson Cano, New York Jets rookie quarterback Geno Smith and WNBA star Skylar Diggins of the Tulsa Shock.

--Wide receiver Victor Cruz of the New York Giants denied that he's set to be the star of a reality show.
The New York Daily News reported Cruz, a restricted free agent staying away from voluntary workouts, was ready for reality TV.
But Cruz said he's still focused on football, posting to his Twitter account (@TeamVic) that he isn't doing reality TV.
"This is truly God testing me for something much bigger. Never EVER doing a reality show. Nor am I in talks for one. #NYmediaboredom." Cruz posted to his Twitter account.

---The Giants announced that they signed wide receiver Keith Carlos.
A roster spot opened after the team waived rookie running back Jeremy Wright on Friday.
Carlos was briefly with the Philadelphia Eagles in 2011, but has not appeared in a professional game.

---Veteran tight end Dante Rosario signed with the Dallas Cowboys after having a workout with the team Friday.
Rosario was the third tight end with the Chargers last season and caught 10 passes for 95 yards with three touchdowns.
The Cowboys released tight end Paul Freedman.

---Chad Johnson's scheduled court hearing over a violation of probation was delayed and tentatively set for June 10.
Johnson pleaded no-contest to a domestic battery charge last year but is accused of since violating several terms of his probation in Broward County, Fla.

----The Steelers signed first-round draft pick Jarvis Jones and second-round choice Le'Von Bell, the team announced Monday.
Jones, a linebacker out of Georgia who was the 17th overall pick, agreed to a four-year deal. Financial terms were not disclosed.
Bell is a 244-pound running back out of Michigan State.
The Steelers have signed seven of their nine selections from the 2013 NFL Draft

---Cornerback Sam Shields signed his tender with the Green Bay Packers. Shields' tender for 2013 is worth $2,023,000. Shields was a restricted free agent, and if he had not signed the tender by June 17, the team could have reduced the deal to 110 percent of Shields' $540,000 price of last season.
Shields, 25, played in 10 games for the Packers last season, including eight starts. He had three interceptions and one sack.

--The San Francisco 49ers signed safety Raymond Ventrone to a two-year contract, the team announced. The 49ers also waived fullback Jason Schepler.
Ventrone, 29, played in 12 games last season, but did not start any of them. He had one rushing attempt for 35 yards.

---Although rookie wide receiver Ryan Swope was not at the Arizona Cardinals practice Monday, coach Bruce Arians declined to confirm it was due to the player's head injuries suffered in college.
"We don't have injury reports at this time of the year," Arians told Kent Somers of the Arizona Republic Monday. When pressed on whether he was concerned, Arians replied, "No, he'll be fine."
Swope, a sixth-round pick, suffered four concussions in his career at Texas A&M.

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