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NFL Transaction Wire-Week Six
Arizona Cardinals Monday: Waived DT Keilen Dykes, team granted roster exemption until 10/19 for TE Ben Patrick who was reinstated by the NFL from suspension. Tuesday: Released DE Alex Field from practice squad. Wednesday: Signed DT Keilen Dykes to practice squad. Saturday: Added TE Ben Patrick from suspended list to active roster. Atlanta Falcons Baltimore Ravens Tuesday: Signed WR David Tyree, waived TE Tony Curtis. Comments: Tyree will play mostly on special teams. They generally only use a three-receiver rotation each week. Buffalo Bills Tuesday: Placed LB Marcus Buggs on IR, placed Kawika Mitchell on IR, signed LB Chris Draft, signed S Todd Johnson, signed LB Anthony Waters to practice squad, released LB Marcus Freeman from practice squad. Carolina Panthers Monday: Signed WR Dexter Jackson to practice squad, waived WR Jason Chery from practice squad. Wednesday: Signed DT Terrance Taylor to practice squad. Comments: Jackson could eventually compete for a role as the team's kick returner down the road. Chicago Bears Tuesday: Waived CB Trumaine McBride off IR. Tuesday: Released C Donovan Raiola from practice squad, signed CB Woodny Turenne to practice squad. Friday: Acquired DE Gaines Adams from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers for a 2010 second-round pick. Saturday: Released TE Michael Gaines. Comments: The underachieving Adams will be given another chance to revive his career with one of the better defensive line coaches in Rod Marinelli. Adams will compete for a job as their fourth end. Cincinnati Bengals Wednesday: Signed LS/TE Clark Harris, released LS Brad St. Louis. Cleveland Browns Dallas Cowboys Monday: Signed C Duke Preston, waived RB Chauncey Washington. Tuesday: Waived CB Cletis Gordon. Wednesday: Signed CB/KR Allen Rossum, signed RB Chauncey Washington to practice squad. Denver Broncos Detroit Lions Monday: Placed CB Eric King on IR, placed DT Mathias Askew on Practice Squad IR, released WR Logan Payne from the practice squad, signed WR Kole Heckendorf to practice squad, signed DT Jervonte Jackson to practice squad. Tuesday: Waived WR Kenneth Harris off IR, released CB DeAndre Wright from practice squad, signed CB DeMarcus Faggins, signed WR John Standeford, signed DE Robert Henderson to practice squad, released DT Chuck Darby. Green Bay Packers Monday: Signed OT Mark Tauscher, placed CB/KR Will Blackmon on IR. Comments: Getting Tauscher back in the fold is big for a team that is struggling for depth at right tackle. Houston Texans Monday: Waived DE Stanley McClover from IR. Wednesday: Signed G Tutan Reyes, placed G Mike Brisiel on IR, signed LB Darnell Bing to practice squad. Indianapolis Colts Tuesday: Waived DT Ed Johnson. Wednesday: Signed K Matt Stover, signed WR Samuel Giguere to practice squad, released CB Terrail Lambert from practice squad. Thursday: Added Terrail Lambert to practice squad, released WR Samuel Giguere from practice squad. Comments: Considering Johnson was a starter on a very good team, the move is surprising. Keep in mind he was let go last year because of off-the-field behavior. Stover will fill in for injured K Adam Vinatieri. Jacksonville Jaguars Kansas City Chiefs Wednesday: Signed LB Justin Rogers, placed RB/FB Jackie Battle on IR. Saturday: Signed OT Barry Richardson off practice squad, waived LB Justin Rogers. Miami Dolphins Wednesday: Signed RB Kory Sheets off San Francisco 49ers practice squad, placed RB Patrick Cobbs on IR. Minnesota Vikings Wednesday: Released QB John David Booty from practice squad, signed OT Clint Oldenburg to practice squad. Saturday: Signed QB John David Booty to practice squad, released OT Clint Oldenburg from practice squad. New England Patriots Wednesday: Signed ILB Junior Seau, released DT Terdell Sands. Comments: Seau adds very badly needed depth at ILB for the Patriots. New Orleans Saints Monday: Waived QB Chase Daniel, added K Garrett Hartley to active roster from roster exemption. Tuesday: Waived FB Olaniyi Sobomehin from IR, released OT Renardo Foster from practice squad. Wednesday: Signed OT Renardo Foster to practice squad. Friday: Signed QB Chase Daniel, placed WR Rod Harper on IR. New York Giants New York Jets Saturday: Signed RB/WR Danny Woodhead from practice squad, released DT Howard Green. Oakland Raiders Tuesday: Released S Rashad Baker from IR. Wednesday: Signed OT Langston Walker, waived/injured FB Oren O'Neal. Thursday: Placed FB Oren O'Neal on IR. Philadelphia Eagles Tuesday: Signed CB Stoney Woodson to practice squad, released LB Jeremy Leman from practice squad. Pittsburgh Steelers Wednesday: Placed DE Aaron Smith on IR, signed DE Ra'Shon Smith off Carolina Panthers practice squad. Comments: The loss of Smith is big since he's an excellent run defender and offers decent pass rush ability. San Diego Chargers Wednesday: Released S Clinton Hart, signed DT Ian Scott. Comments: The move isn't a surprise in league circles since it was well known that Hart had been struggling in pass coverage this season. San Francisco 49ers Monday: Added WR Michael Crabtree to active roster from roster exemption, released KR/PR/CB Allen Rossum, released OL Drew Radovich from practice squad. Tuesday: Signed OL Khalif Mitchell to practice squad. Seattle Seahawks Tuesday: Placed OT Brandon Frye on IR, signed OT Damion McIntosh. Wednesday: Signed G Mark Lewis to practice squad. Comments: Frye was filling in for starting LT Walter Jones. St. Louis Rams Monday: Placed DT Gary Gibson on IR, signed WR Tim Carter, signed LB K.C. Asiodu to practice squad, signed DT Chris Bradwell to practice squad, released DT Adrian Grady from practice squad, released LB Lamar Myles from practice squad. Comments: Their run defense will take a hit with the loss of Gibson. Tampa Bay Buccaneers Monday: Claimed DT Michael Bennett off waivers from Seattle Seahawks, waived OL Marc Dile. Tuesday: Signed KR/WR Yamon Figurs, released LB Matt McCoy, signed OL Marc Dile to practice squad, released WR Pat Carter from practice squad, released DT Rashaad Duncan from practice squad. Wednesday: Signed LB Eric Bakhtiari to practice squad. Friday: Traded DE Gaines Adams to Chicago Bears for a 2010 second-round pick. Saturday: Signed CB Derrick Roberson from practice squad. Comments: The Buccaneers got outstanding value for a player that really has struggled so far this season with consistency. Adams has been criticized for showing a lack of effort at times, but that will go away with the Bears. Defensive line Rod Marinelli will challenge him. Tennessee Titans Thursday: Signed CB Rod Hood, waived WR Dominique Edison. Saturday: Signed WR Dominique Edison to practice squad, released WR Phillip Morris from practice squad. Washington Redskins Monday: Waived P Glenn Pakulak, signed DE Renaldo Wynn. Wednesday: Signed P Glenn Pakulak to practice squad, waived WR Roydell Williams off IR with injury settlement. Saturday: signed P Glenn Pakulak off practice squad, released DE Renaldo Wynn. For transactions from last week, click here.
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