Arizona Cardinals - Waived OT Elliot Vallejo from IR with injury settlement,
waived OT Brandon Pearce, placed WR Michael Ray Garvin on IR, placed LB Pago
Togafau on IR, released S Keith Lewis, placed OLB Cody Brown on IR, waived LB
Chase Bullock, waived G Trevor Canfield, waived FB Tim Castille, waived CB
Jameel Dowling, waived DT Keilen Dykes, waived DE Alex Fontenot, waived DE Alex
Field, released C Melvin Fowler, released S Aaron Francisco, waived WR Ed Gant,
released LB Victor Hobson, waived LB David Holloway, waived WR Onrea Jones,
waived DT Rodney Leisle, waived FB Reagan Maui'a, waived G Carlton Medder,
waived QB Tyler Palko, waived TE Leonard Pope, released OT Oliver Ross, waived
RB Chris Vincent, waived WR Steve Sanders, placed CB Wilrey Fontenot on IR, placed TE Ben Patrick on Reserve/Suspended list.
Signed to practice squad: G Trevor Canfield, DT Keilen Dykes, DE Alex Field, WR Edward Gant.
Analysis: The Cardinals reached the 53-man roster limit on Friday, but made a few minor adjustments on Saturday. Lewis is a solid special teams player, so he should find work soon. Canfield should wind up on their practice squad. Francisco should find interest because of his special teams play. Hobson is a solid backup who should find work soon. Ross also should be able to find work soon. Patrick won't count on the active roster until his four-game suspension is over. They are keeping Four RBs. Cardinals have four spots open on their practice squad.
Atlanta Falcons - Waived DE Willie Evans, released TE Ben Hartsock, released S/CB Von Hutchins, waived DT Tywain Myles, waived LS Robert Shiver, released DT Jason Jefferson, waived WR Troy Bergeron, waived RB Thomas Brown with injury settlement, waived OL Michael Butterworth, released WR Robert Ferguson, waived LB Robert James, waived WR Aaron Kelly, waived DE Maurice Lucas, waived CB William Middleton, waived WR Chandler Williams with injury settlement, waived TE Jason Rader, waived QB D.J. Shockley, waived G Jose Valdez, waived DT Vance Walker, released LB Jamie Winborn, waived S Jamaal Fudge, signed DB Brian Williams.
Signed to practice squad: WR Troy Bergeron, OL Michael Butterworth, LB Robert James, DE Maurice Lucas, CB Glenn Sharpe, QB D.J. Shockley, G Jose Valdez, DT Vance Walker.
Analysis: Hartsock found a job a few days after getting released. Because of Hutchins' versatility, he should find a job relatively soon. Same with Winborn. Middleton's a practice squad candidate. John Parker Wilson wins #3 QB job. Fudge was waived to make room for Brian Williams. Williams should wind up seeing time at safety and cornerback. Nice signing.
Baltimore Ravens - Released QB Cleo Lemon, waive WR Biren Ealy, waived WR Bradon Godfrey, waived QB Drew Willy, placed CB Samari Rolle on the Reserve/PUP list, waived KR/WR Yamon Figurs, traded CB Derrick Martin to the Green Bay Packers for OT Tony Moll, waived WRs Jayson Foster and Justin Harper, waived G Bryan Mattison, released CB Evan Oglesby, waived OTs Joe Reitz and Stefan Rodgers, waived TE Isaac Smolko, waived G Tre Stallings, waived WR Ernie Wheelwright, waived DT Nader Abdallah, waived FB Jason Cook, waived TE Davon Drew, waived LB Tony Fein, waived C Robby Felix, waived K Graham Cano, waived S K.J. Gerard, waived RB Cedric Peerman, waived WR Eron Riley, waived OLB William VanDeSteeg, waived with injury settlement DT Will Johnson, placed ILB Jason Phillips on IR.
Signed to practice squad: S K.J. Gerard, WR Justin Harper, G Bryan Mattison, OT Joe Reitz, WR Eron Riley, OT Stefan Rodgers, OLB William VanDeSteeg, TE Isaac Smolko.
Analysis: Because of the lack of available quarterbacks in free agency, Lemon could find work soon. Moll is a decent backup RT. They lost Peerman to the Browns and Drew to the Dolphins.
Buffalo Bills - Released LB Pat Thomas, waived OT Chris Denman, waived LB Solomon Elimimian, waived WR Shaine Smith, waived TE Travis McCall from IR with an injury settlement, placed WR Lydell Sargeant on IR, placed DE Marcus Smith on IR, signed TE Tyson DeVree, traded S Ko Simpson to the Detroit Lions for an undisclosed 2010 draft choice, released RB Dominic Rhodes, waived QB Matt Baker, waived LB Alvin Bowen, waived DE Copeland Bryan, waived TE Tyson DeVree waived DE Ataefiok Etukeren, waived OL Christian Gaddis, waived RB Bruce Hall, waived CB Cary Harris, waived WR C.J, Hawthorne, waived OL Nick Hennessey, waived WR Felton Huggins, released OT Kirk Chambers, waived DTs Derrick Jones and Corey Mace, waived LB Ryan Manalac, waived TE Jonathan Stupar, released OL Brandon Rodd from IR, LB John DiGiorgio waived/failed physical, WR James Hardy placed on Reserve/Physically Unable to perform, placed RB Marshawn Lynch on Reserve/Suspended list.
Signed to practice squad: LB Alvin Bowen, RB Bruce Hall, CB Cary Harris, WR C.J. Hawthorne, OLB Nick Hennessey, WR Felton Huggins, DT Corey Mace, TE Jonathan Stupar.
Analysis: Rhodes shouldn't have trouble finding work considering how weak the RBs are that remain in free agency. Lynch will miss the first three games.
Carolina Panthers - Waived DT Lonnie Harvey, waived OT Gerald Cadogan, waived WR Ryne Robinson, waived DT Lorenzo Williams, placed S Nate Salley on IR, placed G C.J. Davis on IR, waived WR Larry Beavers, waived/injured RB DeCori Birmingham, waived DE Casper Brinkley, waived OT Patrick Brown, waived QB Hunter Cantwell, waived WR Jason Chery, waived S Paul Chiara, waived CB D.J. Clark, waived TE Andrew Davie, waived DT Marlon Favorite, waived S Joe Fields, waived C Keith Gray, waived LB Anthony Heygood, waived DT George Hypolite, waived LB Mortty Ivy, waived RB Jamall Lee, waived LB Jeremy Leman, waived WR Kevin McMahan, waived WR Marcus Monk, waived OT Jonathan Palmer, waived LB Kelvin Smith, released S Kevin Kaesviharn, released C Justin Geisinger, placed DT Corvey Irvin on IR, claimed DE Ra'Shon Harris off waivers from Pittsburgh Steelers, claimed RB Tyrell Sutton off waivers from Green Bay Packers.
Signed to practice squad: QB Hunter Cantwell, WR Jason Chery, DT George Hypolite, LB Kelvin Smith, LB Mortty Ivy, CB Marcus Walker, OL Justin Frye.
Analysis: Robinson made it through waivers unclaimed. What a drop-off Cantwell has gone through since January. Chery makes sense for the practice squad based on upside and speed. Sutton adds a change of pace element to their running game.
Chicago Bears - Placed DT Dusty Dvoracek on IR, waived WR John Broussard, waived WR Derek Kinder, waived P Richmond McGhee, waived DE J.J. Milan, signed CB Rod Hood, waived G Johan Asiata, waived DE Ervin Baldwin, waived OT Cody Balogh, waived QB Brett Basanez, waived CB Rudy Burgess, waived DE Joe Clermond, waived FB Jason Davis, waived LB Marcus Freeman, waived CB Marcus Hamilton, waived LB Kevin Malast, waived WR Eric Peterman, waivd C Donvan Raiola, waived WR Brandon Rideau, waived LB Mike Rivera, waived FB Will Ta'ufo'ou, waived CB Woodny Turenne, placed S Dahna Deleston on IR, placed RB Kevin Jones on IR, placed DE Henry Melton on IR, released G Dan Buenning, released CB Rod Hood, released LB Darrell McClover, removed CB Charles Tillman from PUP list.
Signed to practice squad: G Johan Asiata, DE Ervin Baldwin, QB Brett Basanez, DE Joe Clermond, CB Donovan Raiola, FB Will Ta'auf'ou, CB Woodny Turenne, OT James Marten.
Analysis: Dvoracek's career is in serious doubt after having another ACL injury. Hood's stay was only a few days. They have to find a back with size to back up starting RB Matt Forte. A source said Marten had a partially guaranteed contract, so no teams were interested in claiming his contract.
Cincinnati Bengals - Waived WR Greg Orton, Waived DT Pernell Phillips, placed TE Ben Utecht on IR, placed WR Antonio Chatman on IR, released OLB Darryl Blackstock, released LB Jim Maxwell, released DT Langston Moore, waived S Marvin White, waived G Andrew Crummey with injury settlement, waived S Corey Lynch, waived G/DT Jason Shirley, waived DE Chris Harrington, waived RB James Johnson, waived TE Kolomona Kapanui, waived WR Freddie Brown, waived TE Darius Hill, waived DTs Ventrell Jenkins and Clinton McDonald, waived CB Rico Murray, waived OT Gus Parrish, waived FB Chris Pressley, waived LB Dan Skuta, waived K Sam Swank, waived FB Fui Vakapuna.
Signed to practice squad: TE Darius Hill, RB James Johnson, S Corey Lynch, DT Clinton McDonald, FB Chris Pressley, WR Maurice Purify, G/DT Jason Shirley, LB San Skuta.
Analysis: That's two injury plagued seasons for Utecht. No surprises at all. Blackstock will garner some interest because of his pass rush skills. White should find some interest as a backup. First-round pick OT Andre Smith (foot) remains on a roster exemption and isn't counting against their 53-man roster. The exemption expires on 9/14. TE Matt Sherry (shoulder) will go on IR Tuesday.
Cleveland Browns - Waived G Marlon Davis, placed OT/G Ryan Tucker on IR, placed G Fred Weary on IR, released TE Nate Jackson, released LB Robert McCune, signed OT Branndon Braxton, waived CB Tra Battle, waived DE Melila Purcell from IR with an injury settlement, waived FB Charles Ali, waived DB Brandon Anderson, waived QB Richard Bartel, waived ILB Beau Bell, waived Branndon Braxton, waived LB Titus Brown, waived OL Dustin Fry, waived DL Adam Hoppel, waived WR Paul Hubbard, waived RB Chris Jennings, waived WR Lance Leggett, waived OL Pat Murray, waived WR Jordan Norwood, waived OL Kurt Quarterman, waived DL Brian Schaefering, waived OL Isaac Sowell, waived DL Santonio Thomas, released S Hamza Abdullah, released RB Noah Herron, released CB Corey Ivy, released WR David Patten, released TE Aaron Walker, claimed CB Marquis Floyd off waivers from the Seattle Seahawks, claimed RB Cedric Peerman off waivers from Baltimore Ravens, claimed CB DeAngelo Smith off waivers from the Dallas Cowboys, claimed OL Phil Trautwein off waivers from the St. Louis Rams, waived LB Marcus Benard, waived OL Corey Hilliard, waived DB Bret Lockett, released G Fred Weary off of IR with injury settlement, claimed RB Cedric Peerman off waivers from Baltimore Ravens, claimed CB DeAngelo Smith off waivers from Dallas Cowboys.
Added to practice squad: DB Brandon Anderson, LB Titus Brown, RB Chris Jennings, WR Lance Leggett, OL Pat Murray, DL Brian Schaefering.
Analysis: McCune served in the armed forces, so he started his football career later than most others. Bell, according to a league source, carries a partially guaranteed base salary so he was not claimed. Ivy is a decent nickel or dime CB so he may find interest. Patten is almost at the end of a very nice career. Believe it or not, he was once one of the fastest receivers in the NFL. Peerman could push Jerome Harrison off the roster at some point. A source said the Buccaneers put in a claim for Anderson, but received another player instead. Browns have two spots left on their practice squad.
Dallas Cowboys - Waived WR Travis Wilson off of IR with injury settlement, waived WR Julian Hawkins, waived G Greg Isdaner, claimed DE Curtis Johnson off of waivers from Indianapolis, waived OT Andre Douglas, signed CB Jeremy Haynes, claimed CB DeAngelo Willingham off waivers from Tampa Bay, waived G Travis Bright, waived S Courtney Brown, waived QB Rudy Carpenter, waived FB Julius Crosslin, waived DE Marcus Dixon, waived LB Tearrius George, waived G Ryan Gibbons, waived CB Jeremy Haynes, waived WR Jesse Holley, waived WRs Mike Jefferson and Manuel Johnson, waived/injured FB Keon Lattimore, waived CB Mike Mickens, waived WR Willie Reid, waived DE Derreck Robinson, waived FB Asaph Schwapp, waived DT Jonas Seawright, waived S DeAngelo Smith, waived WR Isaiah Stanbach, released LB Matt Stewart, waived CB DeAngelo Willingham, placed LB Stephen Hodge on IR, claimed S Marvin White off waivers from Cincinnati Bengals.
Signed to practice squad: G Travis Bright, QB Rudy Carpenter, TE Scott Chandler, FB Julius Crosslin, DE Marcus Dixon, WR Jesse Holley, WR Manuel Johnson, CB Mike Mickens.
Analysis: Wilson is a former third-round pick of the Browns who never made any impact. A league source said Dallas put in a waiver claim for RB Chauncey Washington from Jacksonville, but they got White instead based on priority.
Denver Broncos - Waived P Britton Colquitt, waived WR C.J. Jones, waived C Blake Schlueter, released TE Jeb Putzier, waived DT Matthias Askew, waived G Kory Lichtensteiger, waived QB Ingle Martin, waived CB Rashod Moulton, waived OT Clint Oldenburg, waived DE Carlton Powell, waived LB Lee Robinson, waived WR Nate Swift, waived RB Marcus Thomas, placed G Matt McChesney on IR, waived TE Marquez Branson, waived CB Tony Carter, waived DL Nic Clemons, waived DE/OLB Tim Crowder, waived G Mitch Erickson, released S Vernon Fox, waived CB D.J. Johnson, waived ILB Braxton Kelley, waived DL Everette Pedescleaux, waived DB Antwain Spann, waived RB Darius Walker, waived WR Matt Willis, signed DL Vonnie Holliday, waived/injured CB Josh Bell, waived WR Chad Jackson, added WR Brandon Marshall from suspension to active roster.
Signed to practice squad: TE Marquez Branson, CB Tony Carter, G Mitch Erickson, CB D.J. Johnson, ILB Braxton Kelley, DL Everette Pedescleaux, RB Darius Walker, Matt Willis.
Analysis: Holliday can give them an inside and outside pass rusher. They kept Jarvis Moss over Crowder.
Detroit Lions - Claimed CB Cletis Gordon off of waivers from the Texans, waived WR Eric Fowler, released CB Keith Smith, waived WR Glenn Holt, released CB Dexter Wynn with injury waiver, signed QB Brooks Bollinger, claimed QB Kevin O'Connell off of waivers from New England, released G Terrence Metcalf, waived WR D.J. Boldin, waived LB Rob Francois, waived CB LaMarcus Hicks, waived DE Ryan Kees, acquired S Ko Simpson for an undisclosed 2010 draft choice, waived DE Orion Martin, released DT Chuck Darby, waived OT Lydon Murtha, placed CB Chris Roberson on IR, released DT Shaun Smith, waived LB Rufus Alexander, released QB Brooks Bollinger, released G Milford Brown, waived TE Carson Butler, released RB Aveion Cason, released WR Keary Colbert, waived DE Sean Conover, released K Billy Cundiff, waived RB Tristan Davis, waived LB Zack Follett, waived C Dan Gerberry, waived TE Dan Gronkowski, released WR Dane Looker, released S Calvin Lowry, waived CB Ramzee Robinson, released S Stuart Schweigert, waived LB Spenser Smith, waived WR John Standeford, waived: DE Ikaika Alama-Francis, CB Cletis Gordon, WR Adam Jennings, traded QB Kevin O'Connell to New York Jets for future draft pick, claimed DE Copeland Bryan off waivers from Buffalo Bills, claimed WR Yamon Figurs off waivers from Baltimore Ravens, claimed CB Marcus McCauley off waivers from Minnesota Vikings, claimed CB Kevin Hobbs off waivers from Seattle Seahawks.
Signed to practice squad: WR John Broussard, TE Carson Butler, RB Tristan Davis, LB Zack Follett, C Dan Gerberry, TE Dan Gronkowski, OT Lydon Murtha, QB Brock Berlin.
Analysis: The Lions are using the heck out of their top spot on the waiver wire these days. Darby should easily find work soon based on the lack of decent talent available at defensive tackle. Murtha should land on Detroit's practice squad if he's not claimed by another team first. Brown can play G or T so he should find some interest around the league. There's a dearth of available kickers, so Cundiff may find some interest soon. McCauley has talent, but has underachieved. Figurs could compete for kickoff return role.
Green Bay Packers - Waived P Durant Brooks, waived WR JaRon Harris, waived DE Stryker Sulak, traded OT Tony Moll to Baltimore Ravens for CB Derrick Martin, waived QB Brian Brohm, waived WR Jake Allen, waived CB Trevor Ford, waived OL Andrew Hartline, waived WR Kole Heckendorf, waived LB Danny Lansanah, waived RB Kregg Lumpkin, waived DE Alfred Malone, waived WR Ruvell Martin, waived OT Jamon Meredith, waived DT Dean Muhtadi, waived OLB Cyril Obiozor, waived CB Joe Porter, waived OT Dane Randolph, waived S Anthony Smith, waived RB Tyrell Sutton, waived DE Ronald Talley, waived DT Anthony Toribio, placed DL Justin Harrell on IR, placed CB Patrick Lee on IR, placed TE Evan Moore on IR, placed S Charlie Peprah on IR, waived/injured WR Evan Moore.
Signed to practice squad: WR Jake Allen, QB Brian Brohm, CB Trevor Ford, LB Cyril Obiozor, RB Kregg Lumpkin, OT Jamon Meredith, DE Ronald Talley, DT Anthony Toribio.
Analysis: Sulak is the sixth-round pick of the Raiders who was cut before camps opened. Yeah, that made a lot sense. Interesting that the Packers showed strong interest in Joe Flacco before the 2008 draft. Amazing how things have turned out for Brohm and Flacco. Have to think the Packers will sign or trade for a veteran QB soon. Matt Flynn is not going to be ready to start if Aaron Rodgers gets hurt. Flynn is really a No. 3 quarterback. Obiozor flashed talent in OTAs, so he could develop down the road.
Houston Texans - Waived WR Michael Jones, waived CB David Pittman, waived OT Jason Watkins, released OLB Cato June from IR with an injury settlement, waived QB Alex Brink, released LB Khary Campbell, waived LB Buster Davis, waived FB Jonathan Evans, waived RB Arian Foster, waived TE Clark Harris, waived S Brandon Harrison, waived C Brett Helms, waived DE Tim Jamison, waived WR Darnell Jenkins, released G Adrian Jones, waived DT Josh Leonard, waived DE Jesse Nading, released CB Deltha O'Neal, waived CB Mark Parson, waived Matterral Richardson, waived WR Mark Simmons, waived OT Adam Stenavich, waived OT Brandon Torrey, waived OT Cliff Washburn, waived/injured CB A.J. Davis, waived/injured LB Toddrick Verdell, CB Dunta Robinson signed his one-year franchise tender. Texans have an exemption for him until 9/21.
Signed to practice squad: LB Buster Davis, RB Arian Foster, C Brett Helms, DE Tim Jamison, WR Darnell Jenkins, DE Jesse Nading, CB Mark Parson, OT Adam Stenavich.
Analysis: Jones should find backup work somewhere else, same with Campbell.
Indianapolis Colts - Waived S Marcus Paschal, removed K Adam Vinatieri off of PUP list, waived DE Curtis Johnson, waived TE Colin Cloherty, waived CB Michael Coe from IR with an injury settlement, placed DE Rudolph Hardie on IR, waived CB Dante Hughes, waived/injured CB Nick Graham, waived RB Lance Ball, waived WR Sam Giguere, waived DT John Gill, waived DT Adrian Grady, waived RB Mike Hart, waived DE Marcus Howard, waived C Steve Justice, waived WRs John Matthews and Brett McDermott, waived RB Walter Mendenhall, waived G Tom Pestock, waived WR Taj Smith, waived LB Michael Tauiliili, waived DT Terrance Taylor, waived OT Jaimie Thomas, waived/injured S Travis Key, waived/injured TE Jamie Petrowski, released DE Josh Thomas, waived OT Michael Toudouze, placed DT Ed Johnson on Reserve/Suspended list, removed S Bob Sanders from PUP list, waived S Matt Giordano, claimed LB Cody Glenn off of waivers from Washington Redskins, signed S Aaron Francisco, waived LB Jordan Senn.
Signed to practice squad: TE Colin Cloherty, WR Sam Giguere, DT John Gill, RB Mike Hart, G Jaimie Thomas, WR Taj Smith, WR John Matthews.
Analysis: K Shane Andrus remains on the roster for now. Sanders isn't expected to be ready for at least a few more weeks. Colts are only keeping four receivers. Colts have one spot left on their practice squad.
Jacksonville Jaguars - Waived WR Clarence Denmark, waived WR Maurice Dupree, waived DT Jervonte Jackson, waived TE Tyler Lorenzen, waived QB Paul Smith, placed CB Don Carey on IR, waived LB Lamar Myles, signed QB Todd Boeckman, released OT Tony Pashos, released TE Richard Angulo, released S Marlon McCree, released RB Alvin Pearman, waived LB Tim Shaw, waived RB Chauncey Washington, waived P Steve Weatherford, released CB Brian Williams, waived LB Thomas Williams, released LS Joe Zelenka, waived QB Todd Boeckman, waived FB Brock Bolen, waived S Michael Desormeaux, waived CB Pete Ittersagen, waived DE Jeremy Navarre, waived C Cecil Newton, waived WR Todd Peterson, waived G Cameron Stephenson, waived RB Josh Vaughan, waived WR Tiquan Underwood, waived LB Johnny Williams, placed DT Rob Meier on IR, acquired QB Luke McCown from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers for an undisclosed 2010 draft pick, released QB Todd Bouman, waived CB Kennard Cox.
Signed to practice squad: QB Richard Bartel, FB Brock Bolen, S Michael Desmoreaux, DE Jeremy Navarre, C Cecil Netwon, G Cameron Stephenson, WR Tiquan Underwood, RB Josh Vaughan.
Analysis: Nothing like getting an extra sixth-round player (Casey) for a waiver claim. Rashad Jennings beat out Washington for the #2 RB job. Washington doesn't have practice squad eligibility. A source said Dallas put a claim in for Washington, but they got another player instead.
Kansas City Chiefs - Waived OT Cameron Goldberg, released WR Amani Toomer, released DL Alfonso Boone, placed WR Devard Darling on IR, placed RB Kolby Smith on Reserve/PUP list, waived FB Jed Collins, waived CB Londen Fryar, released C Eric Ghiaciuc, released OT Damion McIntosh, waived LB Corey Smith, waived OT Herb Taylor, waived G Tavares Washington, released CB Travis Daniels, waived CB Jackie Bates, waived DE Dion Gales, waived DE Bobby Greenwood, waived DE Bobby Greenwood, waived G Bobby Greenwood, waived WR Taurus Johnson, released WR Ashley Lelie, waived/injured DT Derek Lokey, released S Bernard Pollard, waived S Ricky Price, released MLB/ILB Zach Thomas, waived RB Javarris Williams, waived WR Rodney Wright, placed G Colin Brown on IR, waived OT Barry Richardson, claimed OT Ryan O'Callaghan off waivers from New England Patriots.
Signed to practice squad: CB Jackie Bates, TE Tom Crabtree, DE Dion Gales, DE Bobby Greenwood, G Darryl Harris, RB Javarris Williams, WR Rodney Wright, OT Barry Richardson.
Analysis: Toomer may be at the end of the line. Boone should find interest because he can play in either the 3-4 or 4-3. McIntosh should be able to find a backup job. UDFA LBs Pierre Walters and Jovan Belcher have made the 53-man roster. Lelie can still run, but doesn't offer much else. They couldn't get anything for Pollard, so he was released. However, look for him to find a job by week two if not before then. The Chiefs are keeping four quarterbacks.
Miami Dolphins - Waived K Connor Barth, waived WR Anthony Armstrong, waived DT Louis Ellis, waived TE Joe Kowalewski from IR with an injury settlement, waived S Courtney Bryan, waived OT Brandon Frye, waived LB William Kershaw, waived WR Brandon London, waived CB Joey Thomas, waived DE Roderique Wright, and placed OLB Matt Roth on Reserve/Non-Football Injury List, waived: DE Ryan Baker, waived CB Will Billingsley, waived LB J.D. Folsom, waived OT Nate Garner, waived OL Mark Lewis, waived WR James Robinson, claimed TE Davon Drew off waivers from Baltimore Ravens, placed TE David Martin on IR.
Signed to practice squad: DE Ryan Baker, CB Will Billingsley, LB J.D. Folsom, OT Nate Garner, LB Danny Lansanah, OL Mark Lewis, WR Julius Pruitt, WR James Robinson.
Analysis: Really no surprises here other than London. He's not practice squad eligible, according to a league source. Rookie TE John Nalbone was told he was going to be waived, but the team decided against it because of David Martin's knee injury.
Minnesota Vikings - Waived K Taylor Mehlhaff, waived CB Derrick Roberson, waived RB Antone Smith, waived G Nick Urban, waived TE/FB Garrett Mills, waived S Colt Anderson, waived QB John David Booty, released FB Nehemiah Broughton, waived DE Martail Bennett, waived OT Chris Clark, waived G Brian Daniels, waived OL Juan Garcia, released DE Otis Grigsby, waived S De'von Hall, waived LB David Herron, waived DT Antoine Holmes, waived RB Ian Johnson, waived DT Tremaine Johnson, waived G Andy Kemp, waived CB Marcus McCauley, waived TE Jake Nordin, waived WR Nick Moore, waived WR Vinny Perretta, waived OT Drew Radovich, waived CB Marcus Walker, waived WR Bobby Williams, waived C Jon Cooper, signed C Kory Lichtensteiger, waived OT Drew Radovich from practice squad.
Signed to practice squad: TE/FB Garrett Mills, S Colt Anderson, QB John David Booty, OT Chris Clark, RB Ian Johnson, DT Tremaine Johnson, WR Nick Moore, C Jon Cooper.
Analysis: Mills could find interest from the Kansas City Chiefs, New England Patriots, and a few other teams. McCauley isn't practice squad eligible, but other teams had a high grade on him coming into the draft, so he should find decent interest. As expected, Albert Young won the #3 RB job. Booty is really only going to fit in systems with a short passing game.
New England Patriots - Waived QB Kevin O'Connell, released LS Nate Hodel,
placed ILB Tedy Bruschi on Reserve/Retired list, placed OT Mark LeVoir on
Reserve/PUP list, placed LB Tyrone McKenzie on IR, placed WR Brandon Tate on
Reserve/Non-Football Injury list, released QB Andrew Walter, released LB Vinny
Ciurciu, released G Billy Yates, waived WR Robert Ortiz, waived S Roderick
Rogers, waived DT Steve Williams, released S Ray Ventrone, traded TE David
Thomas to New Orleans Saints for 2011 seventh-round pick, acquired TE Michael
Matthews for a conditional draft pick, waived DL Titus Adams, released OT Wesley
Britt, released S Herana-Daze Jones, released MLB/ILB Paris Lenon, waived DB
Jamar Love, waived WR Terrence Nunn, waived OT Ryan O'Callaghan, waived DL
Darryl Richard, released TE Alex Smith, placed OL George Bussey on IR, placed
OLB Shawn Crable on IR, placed RB Chris Taylor on IR, traded DL Richard Seymour
to the Oakland Raiders for a 2011 first-round draft pick, signed G Kendall
Simmons, released WR Greg Lewis, claimed C Bret Lockett off waivers from
Signed to practice squad: DT Adrian Grady, OT Patrick Brown, DL Adrian Grady, QB/WR Isaiah Stanback, CB DeAngelo Willingham, DT Titus Adams, WR Terrence Nunn, DL Darryl Richard.
Analysis: When the Patriots give up on a third-round pick after the first year, that should tell you something. UDFA QB Brian Hoyer was a big reason why O'Connell was waived. Hoyer is their No. 2 QB for now. Ben Watson sticks on the roster. Ventrone, according to a league source, is a vested veteran, so he's not subject to waivers. Lenon should find interest for teams needing a backup ILB/MLB. Smith should find interest from teams looking for a No. 2 TE. The move to trade Seymour shouldn't be too much of a surprise. He's on the final year of his contract and isn't the same player he once was. Grady had a very good preseason for the Colts.
Lewis really made no impact at all with their offense, so it's not that much of a surprise that he was cut. But after veteran WR Joey Galloway, the Patriots don't have much depth at the position. Lewis along with an undisclosed draft choice in 2010 were acquired from the Eagles for a 2009 draft choice. Lewis had three years left on his contract with a base salary of $650,000 for 2009. Lewis, with the Eagles, was one of their best practice and special teams players, but rarely did anything of note. I do recall a Vikings' source saying that they were always concerned when they played the Eagles because of Lewis' ability to stretch the field.
New Orleans Saints - Waived CB Greg Fassitt, placed WR D'Juan Woods on IR, released DT Rod Coleman, acquired TE David Thomas from New England Patriots for a 2011 seventh-round pick, placed TE Billy Miller on IR, placed FB FB Olaniyi Sobomehin on IR, placed S Chip Vaughn on IR, waived WR Adrian Arrington, waived G Nate Bennett, waived OT Michael Brown, waived C Digger Bujnoch, waived RB Herb Donaldson, waived G Tim Duckworth, waived CB Danny Gorrer, waived WR Skyler Green, waived DT Earl Heyman, waived RB P.J, Hill, waived TE Martrez Milner, waived OT Jermey Parnell, waived DT DeMario Pressley, waived WR Courtney Roby, waived WR Matt Simon, waived LB Anthony Waters, released OL Anthony Davis, released QB Joey Harrington, released DE Paul Spicer, placed K Garrett Hartley on Reserve/Suspended list, signed LB Stanley Arnoux.
Signed to practice squad: WR Adrian Arrington, G Tim Duckworth, CB Danny Gorrer, RB P.J. Hill, OT Jermey Parnell, DT DeMario Pressley, WR Matt Simon, QB Chase Daniel.
Analysis: Coleman didn't play last season and the 33-year old defensive lineman may be done considering his defensive line coach from his days with the Falcons, Bill Johnson, is coaching with the Saints. Great trade for the Saints getting Thomas for next to nothing. If healthy, he should contribute this season. Tony Hargrove surprisingly beats out Spicer. Saints have a roster exemption for Arnoux until 9/21. Saints have only three DTs on their active roster.
New York Giants - Waived TE Lee Vickers, signed OT Terrance Pennington, placed OT Andrew Carnahan on IR, waived WR Taye Biddle, placed RB Andre Brown on IR, waived CB Stoney Woodson from IR with an injury settlement, removed LB Michael Boley from Active/PUP list, released WR David Tyree, placed DT Jay Alford on IR, traded TE Michael Matthews to the New England Patriots for a conditional draft pick, waived/injured DT Jeremy Clark, waived: QBs Andre Woodson and Rhett Bomar, RB Allen Patrick, FB Dwayne Wright, OLs Terrence Pennington, Orrin Thompson, and Cliff Louis, WR Shaun Bodiford, DLs Maurice Evans, Tommie Hill, Robert Henderson, and Anthony Bryant, LB Kenny Ingram, CB DeAndre Wright, and Ss Travonti Johsnon, Vince Anderson, and Sha'reff Rashad, placed WLB Michael Boley on Reserve/Suspended list.
Signed to practice squad: QB Brett Romar, RB Allen Patrick, FB Nehemiah Broughton, DB Vince Anderson, TE Kareem Brown, CB DeAndre Wright, S Sha'reff Rashad, DT Anthony Bryant.
Analysis: No real surprises at all here. Bomar is a marginal player and his Senior Bowl week performance was a microcosm of his last eight months. Strong arm, but accuracy is a a major issue. Still, he should wind up on their practice squad if he doesn't get claimed.
New York Jets - Waived P Glenn Pakulak, waived RB Craig Kobel, waived S Nate Ness, waived QB Chris Pizzotti, waived WR Huey Whittaker, waived LB Josh Mauga, waived P Ken Parrish, signed TE Ben Hartsock, WR Aundrae Allison placed on IR, Waived: CB Rashad Barksdale, TEs Kevin Brock and Kareem Brown, RB Jehuu Caulcrick, FB Brock Christopher, S Emanuel Cook, LB Kenwin Cummings, OL Stanley Daniels, WR Britt Davis, K Parker Douglass, WR Marcus Henry, RB Anthony Kimble, DL Matt Kroul, OT Nevin McCaskill, OT Ryan McKee, C Michael Parenton, DE Zach Potter, TE Jack Simmons, DL Ty Steinkuhler, place DE Shaun Ellis and OLB Calvin Pace on Reserve/Suspended list, acquired QB Kevin O'Connell from Detroit Lions for future draft choice, claimed TE Matthew Mulligan off waivers from Tennessee Titans, claimed P A.J. Trapasso off waivers from Tennessee Titans, waived P Reggie Hodges, waived OT Mike Kracalik, waived LB Brandon Renkart, waived RB Danny Woodhead, claimed FB Jason Davis off waivers from Chicago Bears, signed P Steve Weatherford, waived P A.J. Trapasso.
Signed to practice squad: RB Jehuu Caulcrick, DB Emanuel Cook, ILB Kenwin Cummings, S Keith Fitzhugh. WR Marcus Henry, DT Matt Kroul, OT Ryan McKee, TE Jack Simmons.
Analysis: Hartsock will take over the No. 2 TE role with the Jets. No real surprises at all here. Trading for O'Connell is interesting. While several reports said they aren't looking to deal Kellen Clemens, some league sources said the Jets are simply trying to put the word out that teams won't be able to steal him away for nothing. Then again, Clemens is the only quarterback they have on their roster who has starting experience. But they are still carrying four quarterbacks at the moment. The Packers two backup quarterbacks last year had no starting experience and they got away with it.
A source said the Jets had free agent LB Ryan Fowler in for a visit on Monday. Fowler was released by the Titans last weekend. Interesting story with Fowler. Back in 2007, Fowler was talking to the Titans and Eagles during free agency. Tennessee GM Mike Reinfeldt had a family situation to take care of and the Eagles were made aware of it. They gave Fowler a chance to negotiate with the Titans once Reinfeldt was able to get back to work, and Fowler wound up signing with them.
Oakland Raiders - Waived WR Shawn Bayes, waived DT Joe Cohen, waived WR Will Franklin, waived G Jonathan Compas, released G/OT Marcus Johnson, waived: S Jerome Boyd, DB Darrick Brown, DE Greyson Gunheim, WR Jonathan Holland, OL James Marten, LB David Nixon, LB Slade Norris, LB Chris O'Neill, FB Marcel Reece, RB Gary Russell, P/K Ricky Schmitt, TE Darrell Strong, OL Mark Wilson, released: DT Ryan Boschetti, QB Jeff Garcia, OLB Morlon Greenwood, CB Justin Miller, DT Terdell Sands, OT Seth Wand, CB Michael Hawkins waived/injured, C John Wade placed on IR, S Rashad Baker placed on IR, acquired DL Richard Seymour from the New England Patriots for a 2011 first-round pick, placed CB Michael Hawkins on IR, released DT William Joseph.
Signed to practice squad: LB Slade Norris, LB David Dixon, LB Jerome Boyd, DE Greyson Gunheim, LB Marcel Reece, WR Jonathan Holland,, G Roy Schuening.
Analysis: You know it's bad when Garcia gets cut and his young clone Bruce Gradkowski makes their roster. And Charlie Frye also made it. Miller, because of his kick return ability, could find some interest. Greenwood is a decent backup at this point of his career. He signed too late to make any kind of impact. Sands, if motivated, can help a team. Seymour is capable of playing end or tackle in Oakland's 4-3 defensive scheme. He'll also give them some solid inside pass-rushing help. Raiders have two spots left on their practice squad.
Philadelphia Eagles - Waived OT Chris Patrick, waived S Brandon Harrison, waived LB Charleston Hughes with injury settlement, placed LB Stewart Bradley on IR, placed TE Cornelius Ingram on IR, released DE Jason Babin but re-signed DE Jason Babin to a new deal, waived DE/TE Eugene Bright, waived DT Willie Williams, waived LB Curtis Gatewood with injury waiver, released LB Matt Wilhelm, waived WR Danny Amendola, waived RB Lorenzo Booker, waived LB Tank Daniels, waived FB Kyle Eckel, waived G Paul Fanaika, waived DE Josh Gaines, waived G Mike Gibson, waived CB Jack Ikegwuonu, released DT Dan Klecko, waived S Reshard Langford, waived FB Marcus Mailei, waived TE Rob Myers, waived G Dallas Reynolds, released TE Matt Schobel, waived DE Bryan Smith, waived CB Trae Williams, placed OT Fenuki Tupou on IR, placed QB Michael Vick on exempt list, released QB A.J. Feeley, signed DT Antonio Dixon.
Signed to practice squad: WR Danny Amendola, TE Rob Myers, G Mike Gibson, OT Paul Faniaka, LB Jeremy Lehman, FB Marcus Mailei, S Reshard Langford, and CB Jack Ikegwuonu
Analysis: Too bad Ingram got hurt as the coaches had big plans for him. That's two ACL injuries to the same knee. With Babin coming back, the team tried to trade DE Bryan Smith, but had no takers, so he was waived. Booker was a major disappointment to say the least. He tries to run outside too much. Eldra Buckley, as expected beat out Booker. Vick can't practice until week three unless they activate him from the exempt list before then. It's obvious they don't think he will be a quarterback, more of a hybrid player. Eagles carrying just two TEs at the moment. Wilhelm being cut was a bit surprising. Eagles have been looking for MLB help for weeks. Eagles are keeping Reggie Brown and a whopping seven WRs for now. No one was willing to take his contract, that's why he's staying. Plus, it didn't help that teams knew he was running with the third-team offense. It's not like that's a secret. Turn on the games. Booker and Smith didn't get claimed.
Pittsburgh Steelers - Waived WR Steven Black, waived WR Martin Nance, waived S Derrick Richardson, released C Alex Stepanovich, placed G Darnell Stapleton on IR, waived OLB Bruce Davis, waived CB Anthony Madison, waived QB Mike Reilly, released FB Carey Davis, waived RBs Isaac Redman and Justin Vincent, waived/injured WR Dallas Baker, waived WR Brandon Williams, waived WR Tyler Grisham, waived TE Dezmond Sherrod, waived OL Jason Capizzi, released OL Jeremy Parquet, waived C A.Q. Shipley, waived DLs Sonny Harris, Steve McClendon, and Scott Paxson, waived LBs Tom Korte, Andy Schantz, and Donovan Woods, waived S Roy Lewis, waived K Piotr Czech, placed FB/TE Sean McHugh on IR.
Signed to practice squad: WR Tyler Grisham, RBs Isaac Redman and Justin Vincent, TE Dezmond Sherrod, C A.Q. Shipley, DL Steve McLendon, LB Donovan Woods, S Tuff Harris.
Analysis: Madison is an excellent special teams player so he should find a new home soon. Reilly has good developmental value, he just played at a small school and no one really got a chance to see him. Apparently, it's not easy to get to Central Washington University. Rookie Frank Summers wins FB job.
San Diego Chargers - Waived LB Anthony Felder, waived WRs Rodgeriqus Smith and Greg Carr, waived OT Dan Gay, placed WR Demetrius Byrd on Reserve/Non-Football Injury List, placed S Brandon Hughes on IR, placed DE Ryon Bingham on IR, waived LB Eric Bakhtiari, waived WR Gary Banks, waived LB Darry Beckwith, waived CB Simeon Castille, waived OT Corey Clark, waived DE Andre Coleman, waived TE Charles Davis, waived G Ray Feinga, released G Kynan Forney, waived DE Keith Grennan, waived LB James Holt, released DT Rashaad Jackson, waived FB Billy Latsko, waived WR Charly Martin, waived C Ryan McDonald, waived RB Kestahn Moore, released DT Ian Scott with injury waiver, waived OT L.J. Shelton, waived CB Antonio Smith, waived P Truman Spencer, waived TE Kory Sperry.
Signed to practice squad: WR Gary Banks, LB Darry Beckwith, CB Simeon Castille, OT Corey Clark, DE Andre Coleman, LB James Holt, FB Billy Latsko, C Ryan McDonald.
Analysis: Craig" Buster" Davis remains on the team, so they are technically keeping six WRs. Shelton and especially Forney will find work soon from teams looking for OL depth. Rookie G Louis Vasquez beats out Forney.
San Francisco 49ers - Released QB Damon Huard, waived WR Mark Bradford, waived WR Chris Francies, waived K Alex Romero, waived CB Carlos Thomas, waived CB Jahi Word-Daniels, waived OTs Jake Bender and Alex Boone, waived WR Dobson Collins, waived TE Joe Jon Finley, waived G Kyle Howard, released CB Eric Green, waived G Kyle Howard, waived CB Terrail Lambert, waived FB Brit Miller, waived DT Khalif Mitchell, waived OLB Jay Moore, waived TE Bear Pascoe, waived FB Bill Rentmeester, waived LB Justin Roland, waived RB Kory Sheets, waived OL Matt Spanos, waived OT Joe Toledo, waived LB Mark Washington, waived WR Dominique Zeigler, signed OT Tony Pashos, waived OLB Diyral Biggs.
Signed to practice squad: OT Alex Boone, WR Dobson Collins, TE Joe Jon Finley, FB Brit Miller, DT Khalif Mitchell, RB Kory Sheets, WR Dominique Zeigler.
Analysis: Have to think Huard finds a new home soon based on how bad the current list of free agents at QB is. Green is basically a dime CB at this point. Pascoe didn't get claimed, kind of surprising. Pashos will provide solid depth at RT. 49ers have one spot open on their practice squad.
Seattle Seahawks - Waived WR Michael Bumpus, placed C Cory Withrow on IR, waived DT Kevin Brown, waived FB Dan Curran, waived LB Shane Simmons, waived TE John Tereshinski, signed S Nate Ness, waived: S Jamar Adams, DE Baraka Atkins, K Brandon Coutu, G Brian De La Puente, CB Marquis Floyd, OT Na'Shan Goddard, S Courtney Greene, WR Mike Hass, CB Kevin Hobbs, FB David Kirtman, RB Devin Moore, S Nate Ness, TE Joe Newton, WR Logan Payne, LB Dave Philistin, OTs Andre Ramsey and William Robinson, QB Jeff Rowe, WR Courtney Taylor, waived WR Jordan Kent with injury settlement, released S Brian Russell, released LB D.D. Lewis, released C Cory Withrow off of IR with injury settlement, placed CB Marcus Trufant on Reserve/PUP list, waived OT Kyle Williams, claimed OT Brandon Frye off waivers from Miami Dolphins.
Signed to practice squad: WRs Mike Hass and Logan Payne, RB Devin Moore, S Jamar Adams, CB Roy Lewis, OLs Blake Schlueter and Kyle Williams, LB Thomas Williams.
Analysis: Not surprised that Trufant landed on PUP with the injury he has. Real tough blow to their pass defense which was terrible last season. Seahawks have one spot open on their practice squad.
St. Louis Rams - Waived WR Jarrett Byers, waived TE Joe Klopfenstein, waived C Daniel Sanders, waived CB Marcus Brown, placed WR Brooks Foster on IR, released WR Ronald Curry, released WR Tim Carter released S Todd Johnson, placed DT Adam Carriker on IR, waived LB K.C. Asiodu, waived QB Brock Berlin, waived DT Antwon Burton, waived TE Eric Butler, waived DE Ian Campbell, waived LB Dominic Douglas, waived OT Renardo Foster, waived FB Jerome Johnson, waived C Tim Mattran, waived RB Chris Ogbonnaya, waived CB Cord Parks, waived RB Antonio Pittman, waived S Mark Rubin, waived G Roy Schuening, waived OT Phil Trautwein, waived WR Sean Walker, placed DE Eric Moore on IR, claimed DT LaJuan Ramsey off waivers from Tennessee Titans, claimed S Anthony Smith off of waivers from Green Bay Packers, waived LB Quinton Culberson, waived WR Nate Jones.
Signed to practice squad: LB K.C. Asiodu, TE Eric Butler, DE Ian Campbell, LB Dominic Douglas, CB Cord Parks and WR Sean Walker, DE Bryan Smith, RB Chris Ogbonnaya.
Analysis: Klopfenstein was selected in the second-round of the 2006 draft by the Rams. Curry is a decent possession WR, so he should be able to find work. RBs Samkon Gado and Ken Darby will back up starting RB Steven Jackson. Rams are currently at 54 players, need to drop one more. Rams are running similar system to Eagles' defense, so Smith will get a chance to develop.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers - Waived WR Dexter Jackson, waived CBs DeAngelo Willingham and Marshall McDuffie, released OL Sean Mahan, waived G Ryan Schmidt, signed OT/G Marcus Johnson, re-signed DE Jarriett Buie, claimed G Jonathan Compas off waivers from Oakland, waived OT Julius Wilson, waived S Steve Cargile, waived OT Anthony Alabi, waived CB Kyle Arrington, waived DE Chris Bradwell, waived C Rob Bruggerman, waived DE Jarriett Buie, waived WR Patrick Carter, waived DT Rashaad Duncan, waived DE Louis Holmes, waived RB Kareem Huggins, waived CB Darrell Hunter, waived OT James Lee, waived/injured S Donte Nicholson, waived TE Jason Pociask, waived TE Ryan Purvis, waived LB Bo Ruud, waived WR Mario Urrutia, placed OT Xavier Fulton on IR, released FB Jameel Cook, released WR Cortez Hankton, released K Matt Bryant, placed S Tanard Jackson on Reserve/Suspended list, traded QB Luke McCown to the Jacksonville Jaguars for an undisclosed 2010 draft pick, claimed DE Maurice Evans off waivers from New York Giants, claimed CB William Middleton off waivers from Atlanta Falcons.
Signed to practice squad: CB Kyle Arrington, WR Patrick Carter, DT Rashaad Duncan, RB Kareem Huggins, OT James Lee, TE Ryan Purvis, WR Mario Urrutia.
Analysis: Jackson went through waivers unclaimed. Have to think some team that had a high grade on him coming into last year's draft will sign him. No surprise that McCown was traded after losing starting job to Byron Leftwich. K Mike Nugent beat out Bryant.
Tennessee Titans - Waived WR Dudley Guice, waived RB Rafael Little, waived LB Tyson Smith, released C Matt Lehr, waived WR Chris Davis, waived DE Larry Birdine, released LB Rocky Boiman, waived CB Tanard Davis, waived G Ryan Durand, released DeMarcus Faggins, waived FB Rodney Ferguson, released LB Ryan Fowler, waived/injured RB Quinton Ganther, waived S Tuff Harris, waived WR Mark Jones, waived DT Mitch King, waived OT Cory Lekkerkerker, waived WR Phillip Morris, waived TE Matthew Mulligan, waived G Jason Murphy, waived DT LaJuan Ramsey, waived S Nick Schommer, released LB Josh Stamer, waived P A.J. Trapasso, waived OL Fernando Velasco, waived WR Paul Williams.
Signed to practice squad: G Ryan Durand, RB Rodney Ferguson, DT Mitch King, WR Phillip Morris, S Nick Schommer, OL Fernando Velasco, WR Paul Williams, LB Mike Rivera.
Analysis: Chris Henry is one of four backs on the roster. A source said he carries a partially guaranteed contract. Stephen Tulloch wins MLB job.
Washington Redskins - Waived G Devin Clark, waived S Michael Grant, waived WR Marques Hagans, waived DT Michael Marquardt, released LB Alfred Fincher, waived DE Alex Buzbee, waived TE Robbie Agnone, waived RB Anthony Alridge, released OL Jeremy Bridges, waived OT Scott Burley, waived QB Chase Daniel, waived, DT Antonio Dixon, waived RB Dominique Dorsey, waived CB Doug Dutch, waived WR Keith Eloi, waived LB Cody Glenn, released WR D.J. Hackett, waived S Lendy Holmes, waived DE Rob Jackson, waived K Dave Rayner, waived G Rueben Riley, waived WR Trent Shelton, waived DL J.D. Skolnitsky, released LB Robert Thomas, waived FB Eddie Williams, waived LB Darrel Young, placed QB Colt Brennan on IR.
Signed to practice squad: S Lendy Holmes, DE Rob Jackson, WR Trent Shelton, DE J.D. Skolnitsky, FB Eddie Williams, WR Onrea Jones, QB Andre' Woodson, LB Darrel Young.
Analysis: Hackett is probably now the best free-agent WR available. Rookie WR Marko Mitchell makes the roster. K Shaun Suisham wins job.
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