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Amir Johnson is going back to the Philadelphia 76ers for at least one more

A person with knowledge of the negotiations said Wednesday that Johnson has
agreed to a one-year contract with Philadelphia that could become official as
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The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because of
that moratorium.

The 6-foot-9 Johnson was primarily a reserve for the 76ers last season, when
he averaged 4.6 points and 4.5 rebounds per game. Philadelphia is the fourth
club for the 31-year-old, who will be entering his 14th NBA season this

AP Basketball Writer Tim Reynolds in Miami contributed.

Former New York Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz has retired.

In making the announcement Tuesday, the 31-year-old Cruz said he plans to
join ESPN as an NFL analyst. Cruz will contribute to variety of shows and make
his ESPN debut Wednesday.

Cruz was a seven-year NFL veteran and a 2012 Pro Bowl selection. He joined
the Giants in 2010 as an undrafted free agent out of Massachusetts. He had his
first 1 Stephon
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,000-yard season and caught a touchdown pass in the
Super Bowl victory over the Patriots in February 2012.

Cruz had 303 catches for 4,549 yards and 25 touchdowns, including an NFL
record-tying 99-yard reception in December 2011. He was signed by the Chicago
Bears in 2017 but cut before the season.

Giants quarterback Eli Manning said Cruz had a terrific career.

Cruz burst onto the scene when he caught three touchdowns in a preseason game
against the New York Jets in 2010. It made for a great story because he grew up
in nearby Paterson, New Jersey Laurent
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, which was within 30 minutes driving
distance, depending on the traffic. He made the roster but sat out with

He became a star the following season.

"He had a great feel for the offense, his routes, and he was tough to
cover Archie
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," Manning said Tuesday after the Giants practiced
for Friday's annual preseason game against the Jets. "He would run down the
field, break it in, and we gave him a lot of options. He mastered some of those
concepts, and it gave him a great opportunity to get open and make big plays for

Manning said he and Cruz talked in the Giants' locker room two weeks
ago Nick Vannett
, and he wished him well "going to the dark side."

Manning laughed when asked if he wanted to prerecord his response to Cruz's
first criticism of his play.

"He'll be all right, I hope," Manning said.

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