NFL Transaction Wire Blog (5/10-5/16)
Bobby Carpenter (Getty Images)
Bobby Carpenter (Getty Images)
Senior NFL Reporter
Posted May 16, 2010


Teams are still adjusting their rosters with over two months left before the start of training camps in early August. Last Updated: Sunday at 11:37 PM ET.

Arizona Cardinals


Atlanta Falcons

Monday: Signed undrafted free agents QB Eric Ward and CB Daylan Walker.

Thursday: Waived TE Leroy Banks.


Baltimore Ravens


Buffalo Bills

Tuesday: Signed RB Chad Simpson, waived DT Marlon Favorite.

Wednesday: Waived RB Walter Mendenhall and C Kyle Mutcher.

Comments: Simpson figures to compete for a roster spot as a kickoff returner.


Carolina Panthers


Chicago Bears

Sunday: Signed seventh-round pick OT J'Marcus Webb.

Comments: He signed a four-year deal.


Cincinnati Bengals

Monday: Signed CB Adam Jones, signed S Gibril Wilson.

Wednesday: Re-signed TE Reggie Kelly, signed undrafted free agent CB Johnny Sears.

Thursday: Claimed RB Walter Mendenhall off waivers from Buffalo Bills.

Comments: The Bengals have taken plenty of risks on troubled players, so it shouldn't come to a surprise that they signed Jones.

Wilson will give the Bengals badly needed depth at safety.


Cleveland Browns


Dallas Cowboys

Monday: Traded LB Bobby Carpenter to the St. Louis Rams in exchange for OT Alex Barron.

Comments: Barron figures to compete for the starting LT job against Doug Free.


Denver Broncos

Thursday: Claimed G Stanley Daniels off waivers from Green Bay Packers.

Comments: According to a league source, the Vikings also placed a waiver claim in for Daniels.


Detroit Lions

Monday: Signed S C.C. Brown.

Tuesday: Signed TE John Madsen, signed CB Will James, waived WR Kole Heckendorf.

Thursday: Waived TE John Madsen.


Green Bay Packers

Monday: Re-signed restricted free agent G Daryn Colledge.

Wednesday: Waived G Stanley Daniels.


Houston Texans

Wednesday: Signed LB Danny Clark.

Friday: Signed sixth-round pick WR Trindon Holliday.

Comments: Clark fits in at SLB.

Holliday signed a four-year deal.


Indianapolis Colts


Jacksonville Jaguars

Tuesday: Signed LB Teddy Lehman.

Comments: The oft-injured, but talented linebacker replaced DE Bryan Smith on the 80-man roster. Smith was waived/injured last Wednesday and went directly to IR on Thursday.


Kansas City Chiefs


Wednesday: Waived LB Michael Johnson.

Friday: Claimed TE Leroy Banks off waivers from Atlanta Falcons.


Miami Dolphins

Minnesota Vikings


New England Patriots

Monday: Re-signed RB Chris Taylor.


New Orleans Saints

Tuesday: Waived WR Chris Bell and LB Jason Beauchamp, signed undrafted free agents WR Montez Billings and LB Sam Maxwell.

Thursday: Released DT Rodney Leisle (failed physical-knee), signed WRs Roy Hall and Larry Beavers, signed undrafted free agent WR Andy Tanner

Comments: Hall was originally selected by the Colts in the fifth round of the 2007 draft.


New York Giants

Thursday: Re-signed restricted free agent DT Barry Cofield.


New York Jets

Tuesday: Waived C Michael Parenton.

Thursday: Signed G Marlon Davis, signed C Robby Felix, waived G Keith Buckman.


Oakland Raiders

Friday: Signed G Daniel Loper.

Comments: Loper should wind up being the first interior lineman off the bench based on their current depth chart for both guard positions.


Philadelphia Eagles


Pittsburgh Steelers

Monday: Waived/injured WR Limas Sweed.

Tuesday: Placed WR Limas Sweed on IR, signed WR Isaiah Williams.

Comments: Injured players can not be placed on IR initially during the off-season. They must be waived-injured first. If they are not claimed off waivers, they will go directly to IR.


San Diego Chargers

Monday: Signed the following undrafted free agents: RB Shawnbrey McNeal, FB Cory Jackson, WRs Seyi Ajirotutu, Ernest Smith, Jeremy Williams, Bryan Walters, Richard Goodman, Marcel Thompson, and Jordyn Jackson, TEs Richie Brockel and DajLeon Farr, OTs Brady Bond, Ryan Otterson, Nic Richmond, and Justin Jeffries, G Jeff Hansen, P Cort Johnson, LBs Kion Wilson and Brandon Lang, and CB Traye Simmons.


San Francisco 49ers

Tuesday: Signed CB Will James.

Comments: The journeyman cornerback will likely compete for a job as a nickel back.


Seattle Seahawks

Wednesday: Claimed WR Kole Heckendorf off waivers from Detroit Lions, re-signed restricted free agent C Chris Spencer, waived WR Chris Duvalt, waived DE Brandon Miller (non-football injury).

Comments: According to a league source, the Packers also put in a waiver claim for Heckendorf.


St. Louis Rams

Monday: Traded OT Alex Barron to the Dallas Cowboys in exchange for LB Bobby Carpenter.

Friday: Signed undrafted free agent OT Brandon Joyce.

Comments: Barron's job became expendable after the team selected OT Rodger Saffold in the second round of this year's draft. Carpenter figures to compete for playing time at WLB.


Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Tuesday: Re-signed restricted free agent OT Jeremy Trueblood.

Wednesday: Re-signed restricted free agent RB Carnell Williams, claimed G Michael Shumard off waivers from Denver Broncos, waived OT Robert Okeafor.


Tennessee Titans

Washington Redskins


For transactions from last week, click here.



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