NFL Notes: Carrie Underwood to sing SNF theme

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NFL Notes: Carrie Underwood to sing SNF theme
May 7, 2013, 8:00 pm
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The Eagles worked out former Cowboys running back and current free agent Felix Jones Tuesday, according to league sources (see story).

Here are a few other tidbits from around the league:

SNF gets new voice
NEW YORK -- Carrie Underwood will take over the theme song for "Sunday Night Football."

After Faith Hill announced last month that she would not perform the intro for a seventh season, NBC is sticking to the formula of a female country music star. The network said Tuesday that Underwood will sing a new version of "Waiting All Day for Sunday Night."

The first NFL Sunday night game is Sept. 8, when the New York Giants visit the Dallas Cowboys.

A former "American Idol" champion and Grammy winner, Underwood is married to hockey star Mike Fisher. She sang the national anthem at the 2010 Super Bowl. (See full story.)

Geno Smith brings excitement
New York Jets owner Woody Johnson is "extremely happy" to have Geno Smith on his team, and looks forward to a "fun" quarterback competition.

Johnson, speaking to reporters at an NFL symposium Tuesday, says the team gave Smith a "very high score" while scouting him and the former West Virginia star is "welcome to the competition." The Jets have said Smith will compete this summer with Mark Sanchez, David Garrard and the team's other quarterbacks for the starting job.

Smith, considered by many to be a first-round talent, slid to the Jets in the second round with the 39th overall selection in the draft.

Johnson says having Tim Tebow, cut last week after one disappointing season in New York, wasn't a perfect fit "or he would still be here."

Cowboys add QB
IRVING, Texas -- The Dallas Cowboys have signed quarterback Aaron Corp, twice released by Buffalo after joining the Bills as an undrafted free agent last year.

The Bills released Corp less than a month after signing him in 2012. They re-signed him in February and let him go him again on April 29.

Corp was set to be the starter at Southern California in 2009 but he broke his left leg before the season and Matt Barkley took over. He transferred to Richmond in 2010 and started five games before a season-ending knee injury. He finally played a full season in 2011, throwing for 2,682 yards and 17 touchdowns.

Kyle Orton is the backup to Dallas quarterback Tony Romo, who went undrafted out of Eastern Illinois.

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