National Football League roundup

April 5 (The Sports Xchange) - Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel played some weekend golf with his father in Shreveport, Louisiana, leading to speculation he may be released soon from his rehab treatment.

The Cleveland Plain Dealer reported Manziel could be out of treatment as early as this week.

Manziel is allowed to make occasional trips as part of the program, and reported he is expected to return to treatment.

The Shreveport Times reported Saturday that Manziel was in the area with his father to play golf at a facility built by PGA Tour player David Toms.

Manziel entered a treatment facility on Jan. 28 for an undisclosed problem.

The Browns have said they expect Manziel to be out of rehab in time to participate in the team's workouts, which start April 20.

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The Miami Dolphins were willing to pay free agent wide receiver Michael Crabtree close to $3 million next season, but he wanted at least $4.5 million, according to the Miami Herald.

Crabtree visited the Dolphins recently and will visit the Oakland Raiders this week.

Crabtree, who played his first six seasons with the San Francisco 49ers, said last month he is "willing to wait however long it takes" to find the right deal for the coming season.

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Former Green Bay Packers running back Terdell Middleton died at the age of 59.

Middleton, who played five seasons with the Packers, died Friday, five days short of his 60th birthday, according to the Memphis Commercial Appeal. No cause of death was given.

Middleton rushed for 1,116 yards in 1978 to become just the fourth 1,000-yard rusher in Packers history.

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Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Antwon Blake signed his one-year tender worth $1.542 million.

The Steelers last month offered the contract to Blake, who could have signed with another team but Pittsburgh had the right to match any offer made to retain hi (Editing by Gene Cherry)

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