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Posted on April 20, 2013 at 2:35 AM

Updated Saturday, Apr 20 at 2:35 AM

METAIRIE, La. (AP) — New Orleans Saints general manager Mickey Loomis says restricted free agent running back Chris Ivory has signed his tender offer. Ivory joined the Saints as an undrafted free agent out of Tiffin (Ohio) in 2010 and has run the ball 256 times for 1,307 yards and eight touchdowns. Ivory's one-year tender is worth about $2 million.

CLEVELAND (AP) — The NFL has no plans to ask Browns owner Jimmy Haslam to step aside while the FBI investigates his involvement in a fraud scheme. League spokesman Greg Aiello said yesterday the league is not concerned about the daily operations of the Browns and that "there are no such plans" to have Haslam remove himself temporarily from the team.

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The Memphis Grizzlies have hired Jason Wexler as chief operation officer of business operations for the team and the FedExForum. Team officials announced the hiring yesterday. Managing partner Jason Levien says they are thrilled to have Wexler's experience and ties to Memphis.

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — Auburn fans are set for a final farewell to the beloved oak trees at Toomer's Corner. Thousands of Tigers fans are expected to attend a rolling party at the intersection of campus and downtown today after the Tigers' spring game.

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