=== Sports Transactions from The Sports Network ===
=== Saturday, August 31, 2013 ===
=== BASEBALL ===
Atlanta Braves - Optioned catcher/outfielder Evan Gattis to Gwinnett (IL);
recalled outfielder Jose Constanza from Gwinnett.
Boston Red Sox - Acquired infielder John McDonald and cash considerations from
the Phillies for minor league pitcher Nefi Ogando.
Minnesota Twins - Recalled catcher Josmil Pinto from Rochester (IL).
Philadelphia Phillies - Traded infielder Michael Young and cash considerations
to the Los Angeles Dodgers in exchange for pitcher Rob Rasmussen.
Pittsburgh Pirates - Acquired infielder Justin Morneau from the Minnesota
Twins in exchange for outfielder Alex Presley and a player to be named later
or cash considerations; recalled pitcher Stolmy Pimentel from Indianapolis
(IL); optioned pitcher Jared Hughes and outfielder Andrew Lambo to Altoona
San Diego Padres - Activated infielder/outfielder Kyle Blanks from the 15-day
disabled list; optioned pitcher Anthony Bass to Tucson (PCL).
=== FOOTBALL ===
Arizona Cardinals - Released tackle Jamaal Johnson-Webb, linebackers Kenny
Rowe and Reggie Walker, defensive tackle Padric Scott and wide receiver Kerry
Taylor; placed tight end Jeff King and defensive tackle Ricky Lumpkin on
Atlanta Falcons - Waived fullback Patrick DiMarco, linebacker Robert James,
wide receivers Darius Johnson, Martell Moore and James Rodgers, cornerback
Jordan Mabin, guard Phillipkeith Mantley, center Jacques McClendon and
defensive tackle Adam Replogle.
Baltimore Ravens - Released safety Omar Brown, wide receiver Tandon Doss,
tight end Matt Furstenburg, defensive tackle Cody Larsen, guard Antoine
McClain, running back Bobby Rainers and tackle J.J. Unga; terminated the
contract of tight end Billy Bajema.
Buffalo Bills - Waived linebacker Bryan Scott, defensive end/linebacker Jamie
Blatnick, defensive end Izaan Cross, quarterback Thad Lewis and defensive
tackle Torell Troup.
Carolina Panthers - Released wide receivers Brenton Bersin, Taulib Ikharo and
James Shaw, tackle Garrett Chisolm, tight ends Dominique Curry and Zack
Pianalto, defensive tackles Sione Fua and Casey Walker, guards Hayworth Hicks
and Tori Mobley, linebackers Doug Hogue and Ben Jacobs, safety Robert Lester,
running back Tauren Poole and defensive end Craig Roy; waived/injured safeties
D.J. Campbell and Anderson Russell, quarterback Jimmy Clausen and wide
receiver David Gettis; terminated the contracts of tackle Patrick Brown,
cornerback Drayton Florence and linebacker Jason Williams.
Chicago Bears - Waived linebacker J.T. Thomas, wide receiver Terrence Toliver,
tackle Cory Bradon, defensive tackle Corvey Irvin and safety Brandon Hardin.
Cincinnati Bengals - Placed linebacker Emmanuel Lamur on injured reserve;
placed running back Bernard Scott on the physically unable to perform list;
terminated the contract of offensive tackle Dennis Roland; waived fullback
John Conner, long snapper Bryce Davis, safety Tony Dye, offensive tackle Reid
Fragel, wide receivers Taveon Rogers, Roy Roundtree and Cobi Hamilton, running
back Daniel Herron, center T.J. Johnson, cornerbacks Shaun Prater, Chris
Lewis-Harris and Onterio McCalebb, defensive end Dontay Moch, linebackers
Bruce Taylor and J.K. Schaffer, quarterback John Skelton, defensive tackle
Terrence Stephens and guard John Sullen.
Cleveland Browns - Released offensive lineman Aaron Adams, running back
Jamaine Cook and wide receivers Tori Gurley, David Nelson and Naaman
Roosevelt, defensive backs Akeem Auguste and Jamoris Slaughter, linebackers
Justin Cole, James-Michael Johnson and Justin Staples and defensive linemen
Hall Davis and Brian Sanford and kicker Brandon Bogotay; placed wide receiver
Josh Gordon on reserve/suspended list.
Dallas Cowboys - Released wide receivers Anthony Armstrong, Tim Benford and
Danny Coale, cornerbacks Xavier Brewer, Jakar Hamilton, Sterling Moore and
Micah Pellerin, tackles Demetress Bell and Edawn Coughman, guard Ray
Dominiguez, defensive ends Jabari Fletcher, Jason Vega and Thaddeus Gibson,
center Kevin Kowalski, linebackers Cameron Lawrence, Brandon Magee, Caleb
McSurdy and Taylor Reed, running back Kendial Lawrence, defensive tackle
Jerome Long and quarterback Alex Tanney; placed safety Matt Johnson on the
reserve/injured list; renegotiated the contract of safety Danny McCray; placed
guard Nate Livings on injured reserve.
Denver Broncos - Placed linebackers Stewart Bradley and Lerentee McCray and
defensive end Quanterus Smith on injured reserve; released wide receiver
Tavarres King, offensive tackle Vinston Painter, running backs Lance Ball and
Jeremiah Johnson, offensive lineman C.J. Davis, center Ryan Lilja, tight end
Jake O'Connell, defensive end Jeremy Beal, offensive guard Philip Blake,
offensive tackle Paul Cornick, defensive tackles Romney Fuga and Ben Garland,
cornerback Aaron Hester, linebacker Damien Holmes, safety Ross Rasner, wide
receivers Gerell Robinson and Lamaar Thomas and defensive end John Youboty;
placed linebacker Von Miller on the reserve/suspended list.
Detroit Lions - Released guards Rodney Austin and Jake Scott, cornerbacks Ron
Bartell and Chris Greenwood, running backs Shaun Chapas and Steven Miller,
punter Blake Clingan, defensive tackles Andre Fluellen, Ogemdi Nwagbuo,
Xavier Proctor and Jimmy Saddler-McQueen, wide receivers Corey Fuller and Matt
Willis, tackle Kevin Haslam, linebackers Brandon Hepburn, Chris White and Jon
Morgan, safeties Tyrell Johnson and Amari Spievey, center Darren Keyton and
free safety Martavius Neloms; placed tight end Michael Williams on injured
Green Bay Packers - Released quarterback Vince Young, fullback Jonathan Amosa,
tackles Andrew Datko and Kevin Hughes, safety David Fulton, centers Garth
Gerhart and Patrick Lewis, running back Alex Green, wide receivers Charles
Johnson, Tyrone Walker and Myles White, linebackers Terrell Manning, Dezman
Moses and Donte Savage, cornerbacks Loyce Means, James Nixon and Brandon
Smith, defensive tackle Jordan Miller, tight ends Matthew Mulligan, Jake
Stoneburner and D.J. Williams and safety Chaz Powell.
Houston Texans - Released defensive ends Keith Browner and Delano Johson,
tight end Jake Byrne, cornerbacks Roc Carmichael and Elbert Mack, fullback
Tyler Clutts, linebackers Cameron Collins and Mike Mohamed, wide receivers
Andy Cruse and EZ Nwachukwu, guard/centers Tyler Horn and Alex Kupper, running
backs Dennis Johnson and Deji Karim, safeties Orhian Johnson and Jawanza
Starling; defensive linemen Daniel Muir and Chris Jones, and offensive tackle
Nate Menkin; moved safety Ed Reed to the active roster; placed wide receiver
Alan Bonner, offensive tackle Brennan Williams and linebacker Trevardo
Williams to the reserve/injured list; waived defensive tackle David Hunter and
wide receiver Mike Smith.
Indianapolis Colts - Released offensive tackle Ben Ijalana, defensive tackle
Drake Nevis, linebacker Daniel Adongo, safety Larry Asante, center Thomas
Austin, cornerbacks Marshay Green and Sheldon Price, defensive end Lawrence
Guy, quarterback Chandler Harnish, fullback Robert Hughes, tight end Dominique
Jones, wide receivers Jeremy Kelley, Jabin Sambrano and Lanear Sampson,
linebackers Josh McNary and Monte Simmons, tackles Bradley Sowell and Lee
Ziemba and nose tackle Martin Tevaseu; waived-injured offensive tackle Emmett
Cleary, linebacker Shawn Loiseau and cornerback Daxton Swanson.
Kansas City Chiefs - Released offensive linemen Tommie Draheim and Rokevious
Watkins, offensive tackles Steven Baker and Matt Reynolds, wide receivers Josh
Bellamy, Frankie Hammond Jr. and Rico Richardson, running back Shaun Draughn,
fullback Toben Opurum, tight end Demetrius Harris, defensive linemen Marcus
Dixon and Ridge Wilson, safeties Malcolm Bronson and Greg Castillo,
cornerbacks Kennard Cox, Tysyn Hartman and Semaj Moody, linebackers Darin
Drakeford and Orie Lemon and defensive end Austin Lane; waived/injured tight
end Tony Moeaki and guard Ricky Henry; traded linebacker Edgar Jones to the
Dallas Cowboys in exchange for an undisclosed draft pick.
Miami Dolphins - Waived/injured tackle Jeff Adams and quarterback Aaron Corp;
waived guard Chris Barker, center Sam Brenner, wide receivers Chad Bumphis,
Keenan Davis, Bryan Tyms and Marvin McNutt, defensive tackles A.J. Francis,
Kheeston Randall and Tracey Robertson, running back Jonas Gray, safeties
Keelan Johnson and Jordan Kovacs, tackle Andrew McDonald, tight end Kyle
Miller, defensive ends Tristin Okpalaugo and Antwan Applewhite, cornerbacks
Julian Posey and De'Andre Presley and linebackers Lee Robinson and Austin
Minnesota Vikings - Released tight ends Colin Anderson and Chase Ford, running
back Joe Banyard, safeties Brandan Bishop and Darius Eubanks, guard Travis
Bond, cornerbacks Brandon Burton and Bobby Felder, wide receivers Stephen
Burton, Rodney Smith and Adam Thielen, defensive tackles Everett Dawkins,
Anthony McCloud and Spencer Nealy, tackles Brandon Keith and Kevin Murphy,
linebacker Tyrone McKenzie, and defensive ends D'Aundre Reed and Collins Ukwu;
placed guard Seth Olsen on injured reserve; placed fullback Jerome Felton and
tackle DeMarcus Love on the suspended list; placed wide receiver Greg Childs
on the physically unable to perform list; announced that defensive tackle
Christian Ballard has left the team.
New England Patriots - Released quarterback Tim Tebow, punter Zoltan Mesko,
defensive end Jermaine Cunningham, defensive tackles Justin Francis and Marcus
Forston, safety Kanorris Davis, linebacker Ja'Gared Davis, cornerback Justin
Green, running back George Winn, wide receiver Quentin Sims, offensive lineman
Chris McDonald and defensive back Stephon Morris; placed safety Adrian Wilson
on injured reserve.
New Orleans Saints - Waived cornerback Chris Carr, safety Jim Leonhard,
defensive end Jay Richardson, wide receiver Courtney Roby, nose tackle Isaako
Aitui, linebacker Baraka Atkins, quarterback Ryan Griffin, wide receiver
Saalim Hakim, tight end Michael Higgins, fullback Austin Johnson, linebacker
Rufus Johnson, tackle Marcel Jones, cornerback Korey Lindsey, guard Elliott
Mealer, tight end Keavon Milton, safety Jerico Nelson, wide receiver Preston
Parker, cornerback Jumal Rolle, linebacker Ray Shipman, guard Andrew Tiller
and center Jeremiah Warren; placed center Eric Olsen on injured reserve.
New York Giants - Waived defensive ends Adrian Tracy, Adewale Ojomo and Matt
Broha, defensive tackle Marvin Austin, linebacker Kyle Bosworth, offensive
linemen Eric Herman, Matt McCants, Stephen Goodin and Bryant Browning, safety
David Caldwell, cornerbacks Terrence Frederick and Charles James and wide
receivers Kevin Hardy, Marcus Harris and Julian Talley; waived/injured
offensive lineman Selvish Capers, waived safety Tyler Sash with an injury
settlement, terminated the contracts of quarterback David Carr and running
back Ryan Torain, placed wide receiver Ramses Barden on injured reserve,
placed defensive tackle Markus Kuhn on the reserve/physically unable to
perform list and moved safety Will Hill to the reserve/suspended list.
New York Jets - Released quarterback Greg McElroy, running back Mossis Madu,
wide receivers Michael Campbell, Mohammed Massaquoi, Ben Obomanu and Zach
Rogers, tight end Chris Pantale, offensive linemen Erik Cook, J.B. Shugarts
and Jason Smith, defensive linemen Junior Aumavae, Lanier Coleman, Tevita
Finau and Antonio Garay, linebackers Troy Davis, JoJo Dickson and Jacquies
Smith, defensive backs Royce Adams, Mike Edwards and Rontez Miles, and kicker
Dan Carpenter; moved running back Mike Goodson to the reserve/suspended list.
Oakland Raiders - Released defensive end Andre Carter, linebacker Omar
Gaither, cornerback Joselio Hanson, tackle Tony Hills and safety Reggie Smith;
waived defensive lineman Ryan Baker, defensive end David Bass, linebackers
Billy Boyko and Chase Thomas, cornerback Chance Casey, guard Jason Foster,
tight ends Richard Gordn and Brian Leonhardt, wide receivers Greg Jenkins and
Conner Vernon, safety Shelton Johnson, guard Lamar Mady, kicker Justin
Medlock, defensive tackle Kurt Taufa'asau and running back Deonte Williams;
waived/injured tackle Willie Smith; placed offensive lineman Tony Bergstrom on
injured reserve; placed wide receiver Andre Holmes on the reserve/suspended
Philadelphia Eagles - Released offensive tackle Michael Bamiro, tight end Clay
Harbor, linebackers Travis Long and Chris McCoy, wide receivers Greg Salas and
Russell Shepard, safety David Sims, running back Matthew Tucker and guard
Pittsburgh Steelers - Activated tight end Heath Miller off the physically
unable to perform list; released running backs Alvester Alexander and Jonathan
Dwyer, punter Brian Moorman, defensive linemen Alameda Ta'amu and Brian
Arnfelt, linebackers Alan Baxter, Terence Garvin, Marshall McFadden and Brian
Rolle, wide receivers Justin Brown, Reggie Dunn and Kashif Moore, offensive
linemen Mike Golic, Chris Hubbard, Joe Long and Joe Madsen, tight ends Jamie
McCoy and Nathan Overbay, and defensive backs Terry Hawthorne, Devin Smith,
Ross Ventrone and Josh Victorian.
San Diego Chargers - Released wide receiver Robert Meachem, offensive tackle
Nick Becton, linebackers Frank Beltre and Thomas Keiser, tight ends Ben Cotton
and David Rolf, cornerbacks Marcus Cromartie and Josh Johnson, defensive end
Logan Harrell, running back Michael Hill and center David Molk.
San Francisco 49ers - Released wide receiver Austin Collie, long snapper Brian
Jennings, wide receiver Lavelle Hawkins, offensive tackle Carter Bykowski,
cornerback Marcus Cooper, tight end MarQueis Gray, wide receiver Chad Hall,
running back Jewel Hampton, linebacker Joe Holland, wide receiver Chuck
Jacobs, linebacker Travis Johnson, cornerback Darryl Morris guard Patrick
Omameh, wide receiver Kassim Osgood, nose tackle Mike Purcell, safety Trenton
Robinson, fullback Jason Schepler, safety Michael Thomas, guard Wayne Tribue,
quarterback Seneca Wallace and tackle Kenny Wiggins.
Seattle Seahawks - Announced the retirement of cornerback Antoine Winfield;
released fullback Michael Robinson, wide receivers Phil Bates, Arceto Clark,
Chris Harper and Bryan Walters, tight ends Darren Fells, Cooper Helfet and
Sean McGrath, guards Rishaw Johnson and Ryan Seymour, center/guard Jared
Smith, defensive tackles Michael Brooks, Dewayne Cherrington, Jaye Howard and
Sealver Siliga, linebacker Ty Powell and defensive backs Winston Guy, Ron
Parker and DeShawn Shead; traded an undisclosed future draft choice to the
Jacksonville Jaguars in exchange for defensive tackle D'Anthony Smith.
St. Louis Rams - Released offensive tackles Sean Hooey and D.J. Young,
quarterback Austin Davis, wide receivers Emory Blake, Nick Johnson and Justin
Veltung, tight ends Philip Lutzenkirchen and Zach Potter, fullback Eric
Stevens, defensive ends Mason Brodine, R.J. Washington and Sammy Brown,
safeties Cody Davis and Rashard Hall, defensive tackle Garrett Goebel,
linebacker Josh Hull and cornerbacks Andre Martin, Darren Woodard and Drew
Thomas; waived/injured tackle Ty Nsekhe; placed linebacker Jo-Lonn Dunbar and
running back Isaiah Pead on the reserve/suspended list.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers - Placed kicker Lawrence Tynes on the reserve/non-
football injury list; waived safeties Sean Baker and Cody Grimm, cornerbacks
Deveron Carr and Mason Robinson, tackles Jace Daniels and Mike Remmers,
linebackers Dom DeCicco and Ka'lial Glaud, long snapper Andrew DePaola, kicker
Derek Dimke, wide receivers David Douglas and Chris Owusu, punter Chas Henry,
defensive tackles Lazarius Levingston, Matthew Masifilo and Andre Neblett,
tight end Danny Noble and center/guard Cody Wallace; terminated the contracts
of guard Roger Allen, defensive tackle Gary Gibson and wide receiver Jordan
Tennessee Titans - Released quarterback Rusty Smith, fullback Collin Mooney,
wide receiver Rashad Ross, tight end Jack Doyle, offensive lineman Fernando
Velasco, defensive tackle Stefan Charles, safety Corey Lynch, linebackers Tim
Shaw, Scott Solomon and Jonathan Willard and cornerback Khalid Wooten; placed
wide receiver Marc Mariani on injured reserve.
Washington Redskins - Released defensive lineman Chigbo Anunoby, linebacker
Marvin Burdette, Will Compton and Vic So'oto, wide receivers Skye Dawson,
Lance Lewis and Nick Williams, safety DeJon Gomes, defensive end Dominique
Hamilton, running back Jawan Jamison, center Kevin Matthews, cornerback Chase
Minnifield, tackle Xavier Nixon, tight end Emmanuel Ogbuehi and offensive
lineman Tevita Stevens; placed wide receiver Dezmon Briscoe on injured
reserve; placed running back Tristan Davis on exempt/left squad list;
terminated the contracts of nose tackle Ron Brave, tackle Tony Pashao and
running back Keiland Williams.