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Portland Timbers re-sign Jewsbury, decline contract options for 7 players

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The Portland Timbers have re-signed midfielder Jack Jewsbury and declined contract options for seven players.

The Timbers announced the news on Monday, a day after winning the MLS Cup.

The club exercised the 2016 contract options on midfielder George Fochive, defenders Anthony Manning, Taylor Peay and forward Michael Seaton.

Timbers declined the 2016 contract options on goalkeeper Andrew Weber; defenders Jeanderson, Norberto Paparatto and Andy Thoma; midfielders Nick Besler and Michael Nanchoff; and forward Maximiliano Urruti.

Teams have until Dec. 10 to re-sign any re-entry draft eligible players, per MLS rules, that includes players whose options were not exercised.

Midfielders Ben Zemanski and Rodney Wallace are out of contract and have been extended bona fide offers.

Players who are already under contract for the 2016 season are: goalkeepers Adam Kwarasey and Jake Gleeson; forwards Fanendo Adi and Lucas Melano; midfielders Dairon Asprilla, Diego Chara, Darlington Nagbe, Will Johnson and Diego Valeri; and defenders Nat Borchers, Liam Ridgewell, Alvas Powell and Jorge Villafaña.

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