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Parmalee Inks Deal

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Dolphins running back Bernie Parmalee, a former UPS driver who became an NFL star last season, signed a two-year contract with the team.

Financial terms for the unrestricted free agent weren’t disclosed. The Dolphins reportedly tendered a one-year offer of $714,000 in February.

Parmalee is expected to compete for a starting job with Terry Kirby, who is coming back from reconstructive knee surgery.

Parmalee went undrafted after playing at Ball State and had just 10 carries in his first two NFL seasons. But in 1994, when Parmalee made $167,000, he rushed for 868 yards and started 10 games.

Cornerback James Hasty and safety Brian Washington, the central figures in the locker-room dissension that plagued the New York Jets last season, were reunited with the Kansas City Chiefs, who have turned into a halfway house for unwanted Jets.

Hasty, who played at Washington State, and Washington signed four- and five-year contracts, respectively.

The Jets made a move of their own, agreeing with free-agent defensive lineman Matt Brock of the Packers on a two-year contract for about $850,000.

The Phoenix Cardinals signed Pro Bowl lineman Duval Love, trying to strengthen a line which drew part of the blame for the team’s lack of offense.

Love, an 11-year veteran who made the 1994 Pro Bowl, went to UCLA and is pegged to start at left guard.

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