The Tennessee Titans agreed to terms with former Missouri receiver Justin Gage on Friday, moving to fill a gaping hole on their roster.
Gage, a four-year NFL veteran, had 64 receptions for 908 yards and four touchdowns in 49 games, including 16 starts, for the Chicago Bears.
“Justin is a big, physical and athletic receiver who has a good deal of playing experience with the Bears,” Titans general manager Mike Reinfeldt said in a statement. “He gives us a different body-type, and he will compete for a role within our receiving corps.”
Gage was drafted in the fifth round of the 2003 draft by Chicago.
He posted his best season in 2005 with a career-high 31 receptions for 346 yards and two touchdowns.
He was signed a day after Philadelphia signed wide receiver Kevin Curtis, who had also visited Tennessee.
Tennessee released Drew Bennett and Bobby Wade at the start of free agency, creating a big need at wide receiver in addition to holes at cornerback and on the defensive line.
MU GYMNASTICS: The No. 18 Tigers upset No. 11 Michigan on Friday night in Ann Arbor, Mich., by tallying a season-high 196.675 team score.
Sophomore Adrianne Perry took the all-around title with a career-high 39.550. She also claimed the floor title (9.925) and tied for the vault title (9.900).
HICKMAN LACROSSE: The Kewpies fell to Parkway South 12-11 on Saturday at Parkway South.