OWINGS MILLS, Md. — With plenty of picks and no shortage of positional needs, Baltimore Ravens’ general manager Ozzie Newsome expects to be feverishly working the phone during the NFL draft.

The Ravens have 10 selections in the draft, which runs from April 30 through May 2. After losing several key contributors during the offseason, Newsome intends to fill some of those holes in the weeks ahead.

Baltimore has the 26th overall pick and one selection in both the second and third rounds. They also have three picks apiece in the fourth and fifth rounds and one more in the sixth round.

Only four of those selections were originally assigned to the Ravens. They got a No. 3 and a No. 4 in the deal last month that sent Haloti Ngata to Detroit, picked up three compensatory picks and netted that sixth-rounder by trading linebacker Rolando McClain to the Cowboys.

The abundance of draft choices has provided Newsome with bargaining chips in his pursuit of a wide receiver to replace the departed Torrey Smith, a defensive lineman to step in for Ngata, a cornerback to fortify a thin group and a running back to back up Justin Forsett.

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. — The New York Jets re-signed veteran defensive lineman Leger Douzable to a 1-year contract Wednesday.

Douzable has been a valuable backup on the Jets’ line the last two seasons after signing as a free agent in 2013.

The Jets also signed former Vikings linebacker Erin Henderson, who sat out last season after dealing with off-field issues.

Henderson was released by Minnesota on Feb. 7, 2014, after being arrested twice in a 6-week span on DUI charges.

DAVIE, Fla. — Wes Welker is the latest free agent receiver to visit the Miami Dolphins.

The 33-year-old Welker, who played for Miami from 2004-06, arrived at the team complex Wednesday. The 5-time Pro Bowl player was with Denver last year and caught 49 passes for 464 yards and two scores, his least productive season since 2005.

Welker has been troubled by concussions but has missed only nine games in his 11-year career.

The Dolphins are eager to shore up their corps of wideouts after several departures this offseason. They earlier hosted visits by Greg Jennings and Michael Crabtree.

IRVING, Texas — The Dallas Cowboys have released defensive tackle Amobi Okoye, who was drafted by Houston as a teenager and hasn’t played since 2012 as he attempts to come back from a brain condition.

The former top-10 pick was cleared to practice last August after spending a year recovering from anti-NMDA receptor encephalitis, which causes brain swelling. But the 27-year-old Okoye never played for the Cowboys, spending last season on the non-football injury list before Wednesday’s release.


AUGUSTA, Ga. — Tiger Woods and Jordan Spieth were already on the 18th green, ready to hit a few putts. Ben Crenshaw was back down the fairway, still 100 yards or so away, after driving his tee shot into a tree.

Yep, it’s time for Gentle Ben to go.

The 2-time Masters champion will finally put away his clubs at age 63, after playing the tournament one last time with long-time caddie Carl Jackson by his side.

At every hole, they’ll be remembering all the good times. The first green jacket in 1984. The out-of-nowhere victory in 1995, when Crenshaw collapsed into tears after making the final putt, remembering his mentor, Harvey Penick, who passed away just days earlier.

Crenshaw’s final Masters will be his 44th, tied with Sam Sneed and surpassed by only four other players — Gary Player, Arnold Palmer, Doug Ford and Raymond Floyd.

Crenshaw’s last official practice round at Augusta National was one of the ages. The fading veteran was joined by Woods, the middle-aged star trying to recapture his form at age 39, and the up-and-coming Spieth, only 21 but already one of the top players on the PGA Tour.


ORLANDO, Fla. — Chicago Bulls point guard Derrick Rose is back from his latest knee injury.

The Bulls star started Wednesday against the Orlando Magic played just over 6 minutes in the first quarter before taking his first break. Chicago coach Tom Thibodeau said before the game that he expected Rose to play about 20 minutes in his first appearance since Feb. 23. He has missed 20 games since undergoing a minor operation Feb. 27 on his right knee.

Rose scored five points in his first stint Wednesday, connecting on two of his first four field goals — both jump shots. He also had one rebound and a turnover.

Guard Kirk Hinrich also was activated after missing two games because of a hyperextended left knee.