=== Sports Transactions from The Sports Network ===
=== Saturday, August 30, 2014 ===
=== BASEBALL ===
Baltimore Orioles - Acquired outfielder Alejandro De Aza from the Chicago
White Sox in exchange for pitchers Miguel Chalas and Mark Blackmar; acquired
infielders Kelly Johnson and Michael Almanzar from the Boston Red Sox in
exchange for infielders Jemile Weeks and Ivan De Jesus.
Boston Red Sox - Activated shortstop Xander Bogaerts from the seven-day
disabled list; optioned pitcher Anthony Ranaudo to Greenville (South
Chicago Cubs - Activated pitcher Felix Doubront off the 15-day disabled list.
Chicago White Sox - Selected the contract of pitcher Chris Bassitt from
Birmingham (Southern); recalled pitcher Eric Surkamp from Charlotte (IL);
optioned pitcher Scott Carroll to Charlotte.
Detroit Tigers - Selected the contract of pitcher Kyle Ryan from Toledo (IL);
designated pitcher Justin Miller for assignment.
Houston Astros - Claimed pitcher Samuel Deduno off waivers from the Minnesota
Twins; transferred pitcher Josh Zeid to the 60-day disabled list.
Milwaukee Brewers - Optioned pitcher Jimmy Nelson to Brevard County (FSL).
Pittsburgh Pirates - Recalled infielder Brent Morel from Indianapolis (IL);
optioned pitcher Jeff Locke to Indianapolis.
San Diego Padres - Placed infielder Chris Nelson on the paternity list;
recalled pitcher Jesse Hahn from San Antonio (Texas).
Texas Rangers - Recalled pitcher Robbie Ross, Jr, from Round Rock (PCL);
activated pitcher Derek Holland from the 60-day disabled list; optioned
pitcher Nick Tepesch to Round Rock; designated first baseman/outfielder Mike
Carp for assignment.
=== FOOTBALL ===
Arizona Cardinals - Released defensive tackle Isaac Sopoaga, running backs
Zach Bauman and Jalen Parmele, wide receivers Dan Buckner and Brittan Golden,
tight end Andre Hardy, guards Philip Blake and Anthony Steen, center John
Estes, tackle Kelvin Palmer, defensive lineman Bruce Gaston and Christian
Tupou, linebackers Marcus Benard, Jonathan Brown and Adrian Tracy, cornerbacks
Jimmy Legree, Bryan McCann and Teddy Williams and safeties Curtis Taylor and
Anthony Walters; released tackle Nate Potter on injury settlement; placed
safety Eddie Whitley on injured reserve.
Atlanta Falcons - Released cornerback Ricardo Allen, wide receivers Jeremy
Ebert and Bernard Reedy, tight end Mickey Shuler, guard Harland Gunn, tackle
Terren Jones, defensive tackle Travian Robinson and linebacker Jacques Smith;
released wide receiver Geraldo Boldewijn on injury settlement.
Baltimore Ravens - Released offensive lineman A.Q. Shipley, cornerbacks Derek
Cox and Dominique Franks, offensive tackle Parker Graham, cornerbacks Tramain
Jacobs and Sammy Seamster, offensive lineman Ryan Jensen, defensive tackles
Jamie Meder and A.J. Pataiali'i, linebacker John Simon, tight end Phillip
Supernaw, running back Fitzgerald Toussaint and quarterback Keith Wenning;
placed wide receiver Jimmy Butler on injured reserve; placed defensive tackle
Terrence Cody on the physically unable to perform list.
Buffalo Bills - Signed quarterback Kyle Orton and punter Colton Schmidt;
waived quarterback Jeff Tuel, linebacker Jimmy Gaines, wide receivers T.J.
Graham and Caleb Holley, safeties Deon Broomfield and Kenny Ladler, defensive
linemen Ike Igbinosun and Bryan Johnson, and offensive linemen Doug Legursky
and Antoine McClain.
Carolina Panthers - Released offensive guard Chris Scott; released tight end
Mike McNeill and safety Anderson Russell on injury settlement; waived tackle
Kevin Hughes, linebackers Denicos Allen, D.J. Smith and Adarius Glanton,
cornerbacks Carrington Byndom, James Dockery and Josh Thomas; guard Derek
Dennis; wide receivers Tavarres King and Marcus Lucas, safeties Tom Nelson and
Robert Lester, tackle Andrew McDonald, defensive tackles Drake Nevis, Micanor
Regis and Casey Walker, fullback Michael Zordich and running back Darrin
Chicago Bears - Released wide receivers Josh Bellamy, Dale Moss and Chris
Williams, center Taylor Boggs, defensive tackles Brandon Dunn, Lee Pegues and
Tracy Robertson, linebackers Jerry Franklin and DeDe Lattimore, guard Ryan
Groy, cornerbacks Al Louis-Jean and C.J. Wilson and safety Marcus Trice;
terminated the contracts of tackle Eben Britton, cornerback Kelvin Hayden and
defensive end Austen Lane; waived safety M.D. Jennings following an injury
Cincinnati Bengals - Released safety Danieal Manning, offensive lineman Will
Svitek, fullback Orson Charles, offensive tackle Dan France, wide receivers
Cobi Hamilton and Colin Lockett, cornerbacks Victor Hampton and Onterio
McCalebb, defensive tackles David King and Devon Still, defensive ends Dontay
Moch and Sam Montgomery, center Trevor Robinson, fullback Nikita Whitlock and
running back James Wilder Jr.; placed guard Trey Hopkins on injured reserve;
placed cornerback Chris Lewis-Harris on the reserve/suspended list; placed
quarterback A.J. McCarron to the non-football injury list.
Cleveland Browns - Released wide receiver Nate Burleson, linebackers Zac Diles
and Jamal Westerman, and running back Chris Ogbonnaya, defensive backs Josh
Aubrey and Leon McFadden, defensive linemen Calvin Barnett, Jacobbi McDaniel
and Justin Staples, offensive linemen Reid Fragel, Garrett Gilkey, Donald
Hawkins, Alex Parsons and Abasi Salimu, quarterback Connor Shaw, tight
end/fullback MarQueis Gray, running back Dion Lewis, tight end Emmanuel
Ogbuehi, and wide receiver Willie Snead; placed cornerback Isaiah Trufant on
Dallas Cowboys - Released wide receiver Desmon Briscoe and center Uche
Nwaneri; waived running backs D.J. Adams, Phillip Tanner and Ryan Williams,
tackle Josh Aladenoye, defensive ends Kenneth Boatright and Caesar Rayford,
defensive tackle Dartwan Bush, wide receivers LaRon Byrd and Jamar Newsome,
guard Stephen Goodin, cornerback Terrance Mitchell, center Ronald Patrick,
linebackers Dontavis Sapp, Keith Smith and Will Smith, safety Ryan Smith,
tight end Asa Watson; waived/injured linebacker Orie Lemon and defensive
tackle Zach Minter; reserve/suspended safety Jakar Hamilton and cornerback
Orlando Scandrick; acquired defensive end Lavar Edwards from the Tennessee
Titans in exchange for an undisclosed 2015 draft pick.
Denver Broncos - Released defensive tackle Kevin Vickerson, tight ends Jameson
Konz and Cameron Morrah, cornerback Jerome Murphy and defensive lineman Brian
Sanford; waived wide receivers Bennie Fowler and Nathan Palmer, quarterback
Zac Dysert, safeties John Boyett and Duke Ihenacho, running back Kapri Bibbs,
linebackers Shaquil Barrett and L.J. Fort, defensive tackles Sione Fua, tight
end Gerell Robinson, guards Ryan Miller and Vinston Painter, cornerbacks
Jordan Sullen and Louis Young, and center Matt Paradis; placed defensive end
Kenny Anunike on injured reserve; placed kicker Matt Prater on
Detroit Lions - Released guard Rodney Austin, linebackers Shamari Benton,
Brandon Hepburn and Julian Stanford, wide receiver Kris Durham, Patrick
Edwards and Andrew Peacock, tight ends Michael Wgnew and Jordan Thompson,
running backs Emil Igwenagu, Mikel Leshoure and George Winn, cornerbacks Chris
Greenwood and Mohammed Seisay, center Darren Keyton, defensive tackles Xavier
Proctor and Jimmy Saddler-McQueen and tackle Michael Williams; terminated the
contracts of defensive tackle Andre Fluellen, safety Nate Ness, guard Garrett
Reynolds and defensive end Darryl Tapp.
Green Bay Packers - Released guard Jordan McCray, safeties Tanner Miller and
Chris Banjo, tight end Justin Perillo, running backs LaDarius Perkins and
Michael Hill, defensive end Luther Robinson, cornerbacks Jumal Rolle and Ryan
White, tackles Jeremy Vujnovich and John Fullington, wide receivers Myles
White, Kevin Dorsey and Alex Gillett, center Garth Gerhart, defensive tackle
Carlos Gray and linebackers Jake Doughty and Adrian Hubbard; placed tackle
Aaron Adams, linebacker Nate Palmer, tight end Jake Stoneburner and defensive
tackle Khyri Thornton on injured reserve.
Houston Texans - Released cornerback Brandon Harris, kicker Chris Boswell,
tight ends Zach Potter and Anthony Denham, safety Jawanza Starling, fullback
Toben Opurum, wide receiver Travis Labhart, offensive tackles Mike Farrell and
Matt Feiler, outside linebackers Quentin Groves and Chris McAllister, wide
receivers E.Z. Nwachukwu and Lacoltan Bester, guards Alex Kupper and Bronson
Irwin, center James Ferentz, nose tackle Ricardo Mathews, inside linebackers
Max Bullough and Chris Young, cornerback Marcus Williams and defensive ends
Keith Browner and Julius Warmsley; released linebacker Paul Hazel on injured
Indianapolis Colts - Released linebacker Kelvin Sheppard, defensive ends
Gannon Conway and Tyler Hoover, running back David Fluellen, quarterback
Chandler Harnish, linebackers Phillip Hunt, Andrew Jackson and Rob Ruggiero,
wide receivers Ryan Lankford and Josh Lenz, center FN Lutz, safety Dewey
McDonald, defensive tackle Nnamdi Obukwelu, cornerback Sheldon Price, tight
ends Weslye Saunders and Erik Swoope, nose tackle Brandon McKinney and guard
Josh Walker; waived-injured offensive tackle Matt Hall and safety Delano
Howell; placed defensive end Robert Mathis on the reserve/suspended list.
Jacksonville Jaguars - Waived safety Sherrod Martin, cornerback Jamell
Fleming, wide receiver Kerry Taylor and linebacker Nate Stupar.
Kansas City Chiefs - Released safeties Jonathon Amaya and Malcolm Bronson,
fullback Jordan Campbell, defensive linemen Dominique Hamilton and Kona
Schwenke, wide receivers Mark Harrison and Fred Williams, guard Ricky Henry,
linebackers Alonzo Highsmith, Nico Johnson and Devan Walker, defensive tackle
Kyle Love, cornerbacks Justin Rogers and DeMarcus Van Dyke, kicker Ryan
Succop, tackle J'Marcus Webb and running back Charcandrick West; placed
quarterback Tyler Bray and wide receiver Kyle Williams on injured reserve;
placed defensive end Mike Catapano on the non-football injury list; placed
wide receiver Dwayne Bowe and offensive lineman Donald Stephenson on the
Miami Dolphins - Waived running backs Daniel Thomas and Marcus Thigpen, wide
receivers Kevin Cone and Matt Hazel, tight ends Kyle Miller and Evan Wilson,
defensive linemen Isaako Aaiuti, Tevin Mims, D'Aundre Reed and Garrison Smith,
kicker Jake Rogers, offensive linemen David Arkin, Sam Brenner and Evan
Finkenburg, defensive backs Kevin Fogg and Jordan Kovacs, quarterback Seth
Lobato and linebacker Andrew Wilson; placed defensive tackle Kamal Johnson on
injured reserve; terminated the contract of guard Tony Hills; placed safety
Reshad Jones and defensive end Dion Jordan on the reserve/suspended list.
Minnesota Vikings - Released defensive tackle Fred Evans, safeties Chris
Crocker and Kurt Coleman, Zac Kerin, cornerbacks Kendall James and Julian
Posey, defensive end Justin Trattou, defensive tackles Isame Faciane and Chase
Baker, offensive guard Jeff Baca, linebackers Justin Jackson and Mike Zimmer,
offensive tackle Mike Remmers, running backs Joe Banyard and Dominique
Williams, tight ends Allen Reisner and Chase Ford, and wide receivers Donte
Foster and Kain Colter; placed offensive tackle Tiny Richardson and safety
Jamarca Sanford on injured reserve.
New England Patriots - Released defensive lineman Jerel Worthy, wide receiver
Josh Boyce, defensive linemen Jake Bequette, Eathyn Manumaleuna and L.T.
Tuipulotu, linebackers Steve Beauharnais, Ja'Gared Davis and Taylor McCuller,
safeties Kanorris Davis and Shamiel Gary, running backs Jonas Gray and Roy
Finch, offensive linemen Braxston Cave, Jon Halapio and Chris Martin, tight
end Steve Maneri, wide receiver Jeremy Gallon, defensive back Daxton Swanson
and long snapper Danny Aiken; placed linebacker James Morris on injured
New Orleans Saints - Released cornerback Champ Bailey, wide receiver Robert
Meachem, linebacker Keyunta Dawson, kicker Shayne Graham, tackle Thomas Welch,
center Matt Armstrong, cornerback Derrius Brooks, wide receiver Brandon
Coleman, linebacker Todd Davis, kicker Derek Dimke, cornerback Terrence
Frederick, wide receiver Charles Hawkins, tight end Nic Jacobs, guard Marcel
Jones, wide receiver Seantavious Jones, tackle Tavon Rooks, running back
Derrick Strozier, nose tackle Lawrence Virgil, cornerback Trevin Wade, safety
Pierre Warren and guard Jason Weaver.
New York Giants - Placed wide receivers Mario Manningham and Trindon Holliday
on injured reserve; released quarterback Curtis Painter, fullback John Conner,
tight end Kellen Davis and defensive end Israel Idonije; waived running backs
Michael Cox and Kendall Gaskins, wide receiver Julian Talley, offensive
tackles Mark Asper and Adam Gress, guard Jamal Johnson-Webb, linebackers
Terrell Manning and Dan Fox, defensive backs Chandler Fenner and Thomas
Gordon, defensive tackle Kelcy Quarles and defensive end Jordan Stanton;
placed guard Eric Herman and cornerback Jayron Hosley on the reserve/suspended
New York Jets - Released linebacker A.J. Edds, cornerback Johnny Patrick,
running backs Darryl Richardson and Alex Green, wide receiver Stephen Hill,
tight end Chris Pantale, defensive lineman Zach Thompson, defensive tackle
Tevita Finau, quarterback Tajh Boyd and safety Rontez Miles.
Oakland Raiders - Waived running backs George Atkinson and Jeremy Stewart,
defensive ends Denico Autry, Jack Crawford and Ryan Robinson, cornerback
Chance Casey, offensive tackles Jack Cornell, Dan Kitsler and Erie Ladson,
linebackers Carlos Fields, Bojay Filimoeatu and Spencer Hadley, wide receivers
Greg Little and Seth Roberts, defensive tackle Ricky Lumpkin, guard Lamar
Mady, tight ends Jake Murphy and Scott Simonson, safety Brandian Ross,
offensive lineman Jarrod Shaw, kicker Giorgio Tavecchio and fullback Karl
Philadelphia Eagles - Waived kicker Alex Henery, linebackers Emmanuel Acho and
Josh Kaddu, offensive lineman Josh Andrews and Kevin Graf, cornerbacks Roc
Carmichael and Curtis Marsh, wide receiver Damaris Johnson, safeties Ed
Reynolds and Keelan Johnson, running backs Matthew Tucker and Henry Josey,
defensive tackles Damion Square and Wade Keliikipi, quarterback G.J. Kinne and
wide receivers Ifeanyi Momah, Will Murphy and Quron Pratt; waived/injured
running back Kenjon Barner; placed linebacker Travis Long and wide receiver
Arrelious Benn on injured reserve.
Pittsburgh Steelers - Released tight ends Rob Blanchflower, Bryce Davis and
David Paulson, defensive backs Isaiah Green, Dayonne Nunley, Shaquille
Richardson and Ross Ventrone, running back Josh Harris, Stephen Houston,
defensive linemen Ethan Hemer, Josh Mauro, Roy Philon and Nick Williams,
linebackers Chris Carter, Howard Jones and Dan Molls, quarterback Brendon Kay,
wide receivers Derek Moye and Lanear Sampson, and offensive linemen Graham
Pocic, Will Simmons and Guy Whimper.
St. Louis Rams - Waived wide receivers Emory Blake, Austin Franklin and Justin
Veltung, guards Travis Bond and Brandon Washington, defensive ends Kourtnei
Brown and Michael Sam, safeties Christian Bryant and Avery Cunningham,
defensive tackles Matt Conrath and Deantre Harlan, quarterback Garrett
Gilbert, linebackers Aaron Hill, Etienne Sabino, Phillip Steward and Lawrence
Wilson, offensive tackles Sean Hooey and Mitchell Van Dyk, defensive back Greg
Reid, tight end Brad Smelley and cornerback Darren Woodard; placed wide
receiver Stedman Bailey on the reserve/suspended list.
San Diego Chargers - Released wide receiver Vincent Brown, linebackers Victor
Aiyewa, Thomas Keiser, Cordarro Law and Colton Underwood, defensive tackle
Chas Alecxih, wide receivers Torrence Allen, Javontee Herndon and Tevin Reese,
cornerbacks Crezdon Butler, Greg Ducre, safeties Alden Darby and Adrian
Phillips, tight end Michael Flacco, offensive tackles Mike Harris, Jeremiah
Sirles and Kenny Wiggins, defensive linemen Joe Kruger and Doug Worthington,
quarterback Brad Sorensen, guard Craig Watts and center Khalil Wilkes.
San Francisco 49ers - Released wide receiver Kassim Osgood and safeties Bubba
Ventrone and C.J. Spillman, Adam Snyder, running back Glenn Winston, offensive
tackle Carter Bykowski, linebacker Shayne Skov, tight end Asante Cleveland,
long snapper Kevin McDermott, guard Al Netter, offensive tackle Michael
Philipp, guard Ryan Seymour, running back Alfonso Smith, defensive tackle
Lawrence Okoye, wide receiver Lance Lewis, wide receiver L'Damian Washington,
linebacker Chase Thomas, cornerback Darryl Morris and nose tackle Mike
Purcell; placed fullback Will Tukuafu and cornerback Kenneth Acker on injured
reserve; placed linebacker Aldon Smith was put on the reserve/suspended list.
Seattle Seahawks - Released quarterback Terrelle Pryor, offensive tackle Eric
Winston, cornerback Phillip Adams, tight end RaShaun Allen, cornerback Akeem
Auguste, running back Demitrius Bronson, wide receiver Arceto Clark,
quarterback B.J. Daniels, guard Caylin Hauptmann, offensive lineman Nate
Isles, center Patrick Lewis, wide receiver Chris Matthews, defensive end
Benson Mayowa, safety Terrance Parks, tight end Morrell Presley, defensive
tackle Andru Pulu, fullback Kiero Small, defensive tackle Jimmy Staten, safety
Steven Terrell, linebacker Korey Toomer, wide receiver Bryan Walters and
running back Spencer Ware; placed defensive tackle D'Anthony Smith on injured
reserve; acquired cornerback Marcus Burley from the Indianapolis Colts for an
undisclosed pick in the 2015 NFL Draft.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers - Waived tight end Cameron Brate, running back Jeff
Demps. quarterback Mike Kafka, linebacker Brandon Magee, defensive tackle
Matthew Masifilo and wide receiver Solomon Patton; released defensive tackle
Ronald Talley and safety Major Wright.
Tennessee Titans - Waived offensive linemen Jeff Adams, Will Poehls, Justin
McCray, Justin McCray and Eric Olsen, cornerbacks Ri'Shard Anderson, Winston
Wright and Tommie Campbell, running back Antonio Andrews, defensive linemen
Chigbo Anunoby and Marcus Dixon, kicker Maikon Bonani, tight ends Chase
Coffman and Jason Schepler, linebackers Brandon Copeland and Moise Fokou,
quarterback Dominique Davis, wide receiver Marc Mariani, Rico Richadson and
Brian Robiskie, fullback Collin Mooney; placed defensive lineman Antonip
Johnson on injured reserve; traded defensive lineman Lavar Edwards to the
Dallas Cowboys for an undisclosed future draft pick.
Washington Redskins - Released running back Evan Royster, Lache Seastrunk and
Chris Thompson; kicker Zach Hocker, offensive lineman Maurice Hurt, cornerback
Chase Minnifield, safety Phillip Thomas, wide receiver Nick Williams and
linebacker Everette Brown; placed defensive end Stephen Bowen and wide
receiver Leonard Hankerson on the physically unable to perform list; placed
tackle Chris Neild and linebacker Darryl Sharpton on the reserve/injured list.