=== Sports Transactions from The Sports Network ===
=== Sunday, August 31, 2014 ===
=== BASEBALL ===
Baltimore Orioles - Recalled pitcher Wei-Yin Chen from the Gulf Coast League
Orioles; added outfielder Alejandro De Aza to the 25-man roster; optioned
catcher Steve Clevenger and pitcher T.J. McFarland to Aberdeen (New York-
Boston Red Sox - Added infielder/outfielder Jemile Weeks to the major league
Chicago White Sox - Selected the contracts of pitcher Scott Snodgress and
first baseman Andy Wilkins from Charlotte (IL); activated outfielder Moises
Sierra from the 15-day disabled list; optioned pitcher Eric Surkamp to
Los Angeles Dodgers - Reinstated pitcher Hyun-Jin Ryu and infielder Juan Uribe
from the 15-day disabled list; optioned pitcher Carlos Frias and infielder
Miguel Rojas to Albuquerque (PCL).
Milwaukee Brewers - Acquired pitcher Jonathan Broxton from the Cincinnati Reds
in exchange for two players to be named later.
Minnesota Twins - Selected the contract of pitcher Aaron Thompson from
Oakland Athletics - Acquired first baseman Adam Dunn and cash considerations
from the Chicago White Sox in exchange for pitcher Nolan Sanburn.
Philadelphia Phillies - Traded outfielder John Mayberry Jr. to the Toronto
Blue Jays for infielder Gustavo Pierre.
St. Louis Cardinals - Recalled pitcher Kevin Siegrist and infielder Pete Kozma
from Memphis (PCL); optioned pitchers Marco Gonzales, Nick Greenwood and Tyler
Lyons to Springfield (Texas).
=== FOOTBALL ===
Arizona Cardinals - Claimed linebacker Thomas Keiser off waivers from the San
Diego Chargers; released wide receiver Walt Powell; signed linebacker Jonathan
Brown, wide receiver Brittan Golden, tight end Andre Hardy, cornerback Jimmy
Legree, offensive tackle Kelvin Palmer and guard Anthony Steen to the practice
Atlanta Falcons - Claimed linebacker Nate Stupar off waivers from the
Jacksonville Jaguars; released linebacker Tim Dobbins; signed cornerback
Ricardo Allen, safety Sean Baker, guard Harland Gunn, offensive tackle Terren
Jones, wide receiver Bernard Reedy, defensive tackle Travian Robertson,
linebacker Jacques Smith and running back Jerome Smith to the practice squad.
Baltimore Ravens - Signed cornerback Tramain Jacobs, offensive lineman Ryan
Jensen, defensive tackles Jamie Meder and A.J. Pataiali'i, cornerback Deji
Olatoye, linebacker John Simon, tight end Phillip Supernaw, running back
Fitzgerald Toussaint and quarterback Keith Wenning to the practice squad.
Buffalo Bills - Signed defensive backs Deon Broomfield and Kenny Ladler,
linebacker Jimmy Gaines, wide receiver Caleb Holley, defensive ends Ike
Igbinosun and Bryan Johnson and quarterback Jeff Tuel to the practice squad.
Carolina Panthers - Signed cornerback Carrington Byndom, linebackers Adarius
Glanton and D.J. Smith, wide receivers Tavarres King and Marcus Lucas, safety
Robert Lester, offensive tackle Andrew McDonald, running back Darrin Reaves
and defensive tackles Micanor Regis and Casey Walker to the practice squad.
Chicago Bears - Waived long snapper Brandon Hartson.
Cincinnati Bengals - Signed offensive tackle Dan France, tight end Kevin
Greene, defensive tackles David King and Devon Still, wide receiver Colin
Lockett, cornerback Onterio McCalebb, defensive end Sam Montgomery, running
back James Wilder and center Trevor Robinson to the practice squad.
Cleveland Browns - Claimed wide receiver LaRon Byrd off waivers from the
Dallas Cowboys, offensive lineman Caylin Hauptmann off waivers from the
Seattle Seahawks and offensive lineman Ryan Seymour and running back Glenn
Winston off waivers from the San Francisco 49ers; waived offensive linemen
Karim Barton and Martin Wallace and wide receiver Charles Johnson; terminated
the contract of quarterback Rex Grossman; signed offensive lineman James
Brown, defensive lineman Jacobbi McDaniel, tight end Emmanuel Ogbuehi and
linebackers Keith Pough and Justin Staples to the practice squad.
Dallas Cowboys - Claimed guard Donald Hawkins off waivers from the Cleveland
Browns; released offensive tackle John Wetzel; signed running back Ryan
Williams, wide receiver Tim Benford, defensive end Kenneth Boatright, center
Ronald Patrick, safety Micah Pellerin, linebacker Keith Smith, and linebacker
Will Smith to the practice squad.
Denver Broncos - Signed linebacker Shaquil Barrett, running back Kapri Bibbs,
safety John Boyett, quarterback Zac Dysert, wide receivers Bennie Fowler and
Nathan Palmer, guard Vinston Painter, center Matt Paradis and tight end Gerell
Robinson to the practice squad.
Detroit Lions - Signed offensive tackle Michael Williams, guard Rodney Austin,
running back George Winn, wide receiver Andrew Peacock, cornerback Mohammad
Seisay, tight end Jordan Thompson, fullback Emil Igwenagu, linebacker Julian
Stanford, safety Nate Ness and defensive tackle Xavier Proctor to the practice
Green Bay Packers - Signed safety Chris Banjo, wide receiver Kevin Dorsey,
center Garth Gerhart, wide receivers Alex Gillett and Myles White, running
back Michael Hill, linebacker Adrian Hubbard, tight end Justin Perillo,
defensive end Luther Robinson and tackle Jeremy Vujnovich to the practice
Houston Texans - Signed defensive end Keith Browner, linebacker Max Bullough,
tight end Anthony Denham, tackle Matt Feiler, center James Ferentz, guard Alex
Kupper, wide receivers Travis Labhart and EZ Nwachukwu, fullback Toben Opurum
and cornerback Marcus Williams to the practice squad.
Indianapolis Colts - Claimed offensive lineman A.Q. Shipley off waivers from
the Baltimore Ravens; waived offensive lineman Thomas Austin; signed offensive
tackle Tyler Hoover, linebacker Andrew Jackson, wide receivers Ryan Lankford
and Josh Lenz, safety Dewey McDonald, defensive tackle Nnamdi Obukwelu,
cornerback Sheldon Price, tight end Erik Swoope, guard Josh Walker and
quarterback Jeff Mathews to the practice squad.
Jacksonville Jaguars - Claimed tight end Mickey Shuler off waivers from the
Atlanta Falcons; waived tight end Marcel Jensen; signed offensive tackle Cody
Booth, defensive tackle DeAndre Coleman, safety Craig Loston, quarterback
Stephen Morris, wide recievers Kerry Taylor and Torry Washington and
linebacker Marcus Whitfield to the practice squad.
Kansas City Chiefs - Signed quarterback Alex Smith to a long-term contract;
claimed defensive tackle Damion Square off waivers from the Philadelphia
Eagles; waived tight end Richard Gordon; signed fullback Jordan Campbell,
center Ben Gottschalk, guard Ricky Henry, linebacker Nico Johnson, defensive
lineman Kona Schwenke, wide receivers Darryl Surgent and Fred Williams and
running back Charcandrick West to the practice squad.
Miami Dolphins - Claimed safety Brandian Ross off waivers from the Oakland
Raiders and cornerback Sammy Seamster off waivers from the Baltimore Ravens;
waived wide receiver Damian Williams and safety Don Jones; signed center Sam
Brenner, wide receivers Matt Hazel and Tommy Streeter, tackle Tony Hills,
linebacker David Hinds, quarterback Seth Lobato, tight end Jacob Maxwell,
defensive end D'Aundre Reed, cornerback Lowell Rose and defensive tackle
Garrison Smith to the practice squad.
Minnesota Vikings - Claimed tight end MarQueis Gray off waivers from the
Cleveland Browns and offensive tackle Mike Harris off waivers from the San
Diego Chargers; waived linebacker Larry Dean and offensive tackle Austin
Wentworth; signed running back Joe Banyard, wide receivers Kain Colter and
Donte Foster, defensive tackle Isame Faciane, tight end Chase Ford, cornerback
Kendall James, center Zac Kerin, offensive tackle Mike Remmers and defensive
end Justin Trattou to the practice squad.
New England Patriots - Traded quarterback Ryan Mallett to the Houston Texans
in exchange for an undisclosed draft choice; claimed defensive lineman Bruce
Gaston off waivers from the Arizona Cardinals and defensive lineman Kelcy
Quarles off waivers from the New York Giants; released linebacker Chris White.
New York Giants - Signed offensive tackle Nick Becton, running back Michael
Cox, defensive backs Chandler Fenner and Bennett Jackson, linebacker Dan Fox,
defensive end Jordan Stanton and wide receiver Julian Talley to the practice
New York Jets - Claimed cornerback Leon McFadden off waivers from the
Cleveland Browns; released quarterback LeQuan Lewis; signed quarterback Matt
Simms, running back Daryl Richardson, tight end Chris Pantale, tackle Brent
Qvale, defensive linemen Tevita Finau and Kerry Hyder and safety Rontez Miles
to the practice squad.
Oakland Raiders - Claimed defensive end Benson Mayowa off waivers from the
Seattle Seahawks; waived/injured linebacker Kaelin Burnett.
Philadelphia Eagles - Signed offensive linemen Josh Andrews and Kevin Graf,
defensive tackle Wade Keliikipi, safety Ed Reynolds, linebacker Emmanuel Acho,
wide receivers Will Murphy and Quron Pratt and running back Matthew Tucker to
the practice squad.
Pittsburgh Steelers - Signed wide receivers C.J. Goodwin and Derek Moye,
offensive lineman Alejandro Villanueva, defensive backs Shaquille Richardson
and Ross Ventrone, defensive linemen Josh Mauro and Nick Williams, running
back Josh Harris, tight end Rob Blanchflower and linebacker Howard Jones to
the practice squad.
San Diego Chargers - Signed quarterback Ryan Lindley, wide receivers Javontee
Herndon and Torrence Allen, offensive tackle Jeremiah Sirles, guard Craig
Watts, defensive lineman Chas Alecxih, outside linebacker Cordarro Law,
cornerback Greg Ducre and safety Adrian Phillips to the practice squad.
San Francisco 49ers - Signed tackle Carter Bykowski, tight end Asante
Cleveland, wide receiver Lance Lewis, defensive lineman Lawrence Okoye, nose
tackle Mike Purcell and linebackers Shayne Skov and Chase Thomas to the
Seattle Seahawks - Signed tight end RaShaun Allen, running back Demitrius
Bronson, quarterback B.J. Daniels, tackle Nate Isles, wide receiver Chris
Matthews, safety Terrance Parks, defensive tackle Jimmy Staten and safety
Steven Terrell to the practice squad.
Tennessee Titans - Claimed wide receiver Kris Durham off waivers from the
Detroit Lions, wide receiver T.J. Graham off waivers from the Buffalo Bills
and cornerback Brandon Harris off waivers from the Houston Texas; waived wide
receiver Michael Preston, defensive back Khalid Wooten and center Steve
Vallos; signed offensive lineman Justin McCray, tackle Will Poehls, defensive
lineman Chigbo Anunoby, linebacker Brandon Copeland, running back Antonio
Andrews and wide receiver Rico Richardson to the practice squad.
Toronto Argonauts (CFL) - Released defensive back Brandon Underwood.
Washington Redskins - Claimed safety Duke Ihenacho off waivers from the Denver
Broncos; waived safety Akeem Davis; signed tight end Ted Bolser, cornerbacks
Richard Crawford and Chase Minnifield, offensive lineman Tevita Stevens,
safety Phillip Thomas, nose tackle Robert Thomas, running back Chris Thompson
and wide receiver Nick Williams to the practice squad.