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THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Updated: September 4, 2010 at 12:00 am

NFL waiver wire moves on Saturday:

 

ARIZONA CARDINALS—Released QB Matt Leinart, LB Stevie Baggs, TE Anthony Becht, LB Monty Beisel, LB Cody Brown, DE Jeremy Clark, DE John Fletcher, CB Trevor Ford, WR Ed Gant, OT Herman Johnson, WR Mike Jones, WR Onrea Jones, CB Justin Miller, G Jonathan Palmer, OT Tom Pestock, FB Charles Scott and WR Isaiah Williams. Waived-injured LB Chris Johnson and RB Alfonso Smith.

 

ATLANTA FALCONS—Released CB Chevis Jackson, TE Robbie Agnone, WR Troy Bergeron, WR Tim Buckley, RB Dimitri Nance, C Blake Schlueter, WR Andy Strickland, WR Ryan Wolfe, TE Keith Zinger, S Rafael Bush, S Eric Brock, CB Dominique Daniels, LB Weston Johnson, DE Maurice Lucas, DE Emmanuel Stephens, G Jose Valdez and LB Bear Woods. Terminated the contracts of FB Dan Klecko and C Brett Romberg. Waived-injured WR Brandyn Harvey.

 

BALTIMORE RAVENS—Placed S Ed Reed on the reserve-physically unable to perform list. Released QB Troy Smith, K Shayne Graham and WR Demetrius Williams. Placed OL David Hale, OL Ramon Harewood, OL Stefan Rodgers and NT Kelly Talavou on injured reserve. Traded LB Antwan Barnes to Philadelphia for an undisclosed 2011 draft pick.

 

BUFFALO BILLS—Released WR James Hardy, WR Chad Jackson, G Kirk Chambers, QB Levi Brown, RB Chad Simpson, RB Joique Bell and FB Corey McIntyre. Waived-injured TE Derek Schouman. Placed S Jon Corto on the reserve-physically unable to perform list.

 

CAROLINA PANTHERS—Released QB Hunter Cantwell, G Andrew Crummey, LB Quinton Culberson, WR Trent Guy, G Ray Hisatake, DT Corvey Irvin, LB Mortty Ivy, FB Rashawn Jackson, WR Kenny Moore, RB Dantrell Savage, CB R.J. Stanford, DT Tank Tyler, RB Josh Vaughan, LB Sean Ware, S C.J. Wilson and CB Brian Witherspoon. Waived-injured TE Jamie Petrowski. Terminated the contract of DE Eric Moore and T Rob Petitti. Placed G C.J. Davis, S Aaron Francisco and G Duke Robinson on injured reserve.

 

CHICAGO BEARS—Released OL Josh Beekman, S Al Afalava, LB Tim Shaw, DL Jarron Gilbert, WR Juaquin Iglesias, QB Dan LeFevour, FB Eddie Williams, WR Freddie Barnes, WR Greg Mathews, OT James Marten, OT Levi Horn, C Tim Walter, DE Barry Turner, DT Edwin Williams, DT Mick Williams, LB Kevin Malast, LB Kelvin Smith, CB Cornelius Brown, CB Woodny Turenne, S Quentin Scott and S Aaron Webster. Terminated the contract of TE Richard Angulo.

 

CINCINNATI BENGALS—Terminated the contracts of WR Matt Jones, LB Abdul Hodge. Released K Dave Rayner, G Isaac Sowells, S Marvin White, DT Orien Harris, S Kyries Hebert, TE Chase Coffman, TE Darius Hill, RB James Johnson, DT Clinton McDonald, S Rico Murray, WR Maurice Purify, WR Dezmon Briscoe, G Otis Hudson, S Jeromy Miles, OT Gabriel Manns, S Jeromy Miles, LB Vincent Rey, OT Chris Rodgers, CB Johnny Sears and FB Joe Tronzo. Waived-injured FB Fui Vakapuna. Acquired DB Reggie Nelson from Jacksonville for CB David Jones and a conditional draft pick.

 

CLEVELAND BROWNS—Activated NT Shaun Rogers from phycially unable to perform list. Terminated contract of WR Bobby Engram, OL Scott Kooistra and DL C.J. Mosley. Waived DB Larry Asante, Chris Chancellor, OL Paul Fanaika, DL Clifton Geathers, DL Travis Ivey, RB Chris Jennings, DB Brandon McDonald, DL Swanson Miller, OL Pat Murray, QB Brett Ratliff, DL Brian Sanford and DB DeAngelo Smith.

 

DALLAS COWBOYS—Released CB Jamar Wall, OT Will Barker OG Travis Bright, DE Marcus Dixon, RB Herb Donaldson, TE DajLeon Farr, CB Cletis Gordon, WR Jesse Holley, WR Manny Johnson, OLB Curtis Johnson, CB Bryan McCann, RB Lonyae Miller, LB Steve Octavien, TE Jason Pociask, TE Martin Rucker, DT Jimmy Saddler-McQueen, LB Brandon Sharpe, DE Junior Siavii, OL Mike Tepper, CB Jamar Wall and CB Teddy Williams.

 

DENVER BRONCOS—Acquired TE Dan Gronkowski from Detroit for CB Alphonso Smith. Placed LB Elvis Dumervil and WR Brandon Stokley on injured reserve and and DL Ben Garland on the reserve/military list. Released TE Marquez Branson, DE Jarvis Green, LB Darrell Reid, LB Kevin Alexander, LB Worrell Williams, WR Britt Davis, TE Riar Greer, S Kyle McCarthy, DL Jeff Stehle and OL Seth Olsen.

 

DETROIT LIONS—Released CB Dre Bly, OT Jon Jansen, LB Caleb Campbell, DT Rob Callaway, DT Landon Cohen, LB Vinny Ciurciu, WR Tim Toone, WR Brian Clark, WR Michael Moore, RB DeDe Dorsey, OL Noah Franklin, OL Dan Gerberry, OL Cliff Louis, K Steven Hauschka, DB Ko Simpson, DB Jonathan Hefney, DB Eric King, DB Paul Pratt, DB T.J. Rushing and DB Dante Wesley. Waived-injured DE Kory Bosworth.

 

GREEN BAY PACKERS—Released P Chris Bryan, OT Chris Campbell, WR Jason Chery, CB D.J. Clark, C-G Evan Dietrich-Smith, WR Charles Dillon, LB Robert Francois, OT Breno Giacomini, QB Graham Harrell, TE Spencer Havner, LB Alex Joseph, S Anthony Levine, RB Kregg Lumpkin, LB Cyril Obiozor, LB Maurice Simpkins, DE Ronald Talley, NT Anthony Toribio, WR Chastin West, WR Patrick Williams and DE Jarius Wynn. Placed OT-G Allen Barbre and S Will Blackmon on the injured reserve list.

 

HOUSTON TEXANS—Signed RB Derrick Ward. Released RB Chris Henry, RB Jeremiah Johnson, K Kris Brown, CB Jacques Reeves, QB John David Booty, FB Jack Corcoran, TE Derek Fine, LB Isaiah Greenhouse, LB Will Patterson, OL Brett Helms, OL Steve Maneri, OL Cole Pemberton, OL Adam Stenavich, OL Chris White, WR Derrick Townsel, WR Bobby Williams, DL DelJuan Robinson, DL Malcolm Sheppard, DL Mitch Unrein, CB Mark Parson and S Torri Williams. Placed WR Andre Davis on injured reserve. Placed TE Anthony Hill on the physically unable to perform list. Waived DB Ray Fisher, DB Danny Gorrer, DB Ashton Hall, DB Terrail Lambert, DB Mike Newton, DB Glenn Sharpe, DB Terrell Skinner, WR Sam Giguere, WR Brandon James, WR Taj Smith, WR Blair White, OL Chris Marinelli, OL Adrian Martinez, OL Adam Terry, OL James Williams, DL Ervin Baldwin, DL John Chick, DL Marlon Favorite, RB Javarris James, RB Allen Patrick, QB Tom Brandstater, TE Colin Cloherty and LB Vuna Tuihalamaka.

 

JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS—Released S Gerald Alexander, DT Atiyyah Ellison and G Kynan Forney, LB Alvin Bowen, LB Tony Gilbert, LB Teddy Lehman, DL Jeremy Navarre, RB Kolby Smith, LB Rod Wilson, DT Walter Curry, WR Clarence Denmark, WR John Matthews, OT Daniel Baldridge, TE Mike Caussin, QB Trevor Harris, RB Chad Kackert, DT Ko Quaye and C Bradley Vierling. Placed LB Kyle Bosworth on injured reserve.

 

KANSAS CITY CHIEFS—Signed S Jarrad Page. Released TE Leroy Banks, WR Rich Gunnell, OL Lemuel Jeanpierre, OT Ikechuku Ndukwe, CB Mike Richardson, LB John Russell and G Dan Santucci.

 

MIAMI DOLPHINS—Released QB Pat White, WR Patrick Turner, LB J.D. Folsom, LB Austin Spitler, LB Erik Walden, LB Chris McCoy, DL Ryan Baker, DL Lionel Dotson, DL Montavious Stanley, DB Kevin Hobbs, DB Ross Weaver, DB Nate Ness, DB Jonathon Amaya, WR Julius Pruitt, FB Rolly Lumbala, OL Donald Thomas, OL Andrew Gardner, OL Andrew Hartline and OL Ray Feinga. Terminated the contract of TE David Martin.

 

MINNESOTA VIKINGS—Released S Colt Anderson, G Thomas Austin, G Adrian Battles, WR Taye Biddle, WR Freddie Brown, T Patrick Brown, T Chris Clark, FB Ryan D’Imperio, WR Marquis Hamilton, RB Ian Johnson, DT Tremaine Johnson, K Rhys Lloyd, TE Garrett Mills, DE Mike Montgomery, WR Logan Payne, T Drew Radovich, CB Marcus Sherels, LB Nate Triplett, WR Javon Walker and CB DeAndre Wright.

 

NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS—Released LB Derrick Burgess, WR Sam Aiken, LB Eric Alexander, LB Pierre Woods, QB Zac Robinson, RB Thomas Clayton, RB Chris Taylor, WR Buddy Farnham, WR Darnell Jenkins, WR Rod Owens, TE Carson Butler, TE Rob Myers, OL George Bussey, OL Ted Larsen, OL Rich Ohrnberger, OL Thomas Welch, LB Thomas Williams, S Sergio Brown, CB DeAngelo Willingham and DB Ross Ventrone. Placed S Brandon McGowan on the injured reserve list.

 

NEW ORLEANS SAINTS—Placed S Darren Sharper and LB Clint Ingram on the physically-unable-to-perform list and LB Jonathan Casillas on the injured reserve. Released DE Bobby McCray, QB Patrick Ramsey, DT Kendrick Clancy, C Nick Leckey, RB Ladell Betts, OL Terrence Metcalf, OL Brandon Carter, OL Na’Shan Goddard, OL Jermey Parnell, FB Jason McKie, FB Zak Keasey, WR Montez Billings, LB Harry Coleman, CB Reggie Jones, TE Tyler Lorenzen, DL DeMario Pressley, DL Jay Ross, DL Al Woods and S Chip Vaughn.

 

NEW YORK GIANTS—Released DT Jay Alford, QB Rhett Bomar, TE Bear Pascoe, DE Tommie Hill, DT Dwayne Hendricks, DT Nate Collins, CB Seth Williams, S John Busing, S Matt O’Hanlon, S Sha’reff Rashad, QB Dominic Randolph, RB Gartrell Johnson, RB Andre Brown, FB Jerome Johnson, WR Tim Brown, TE Scott Chandler, C Jim Cordle, OT Dennis Landolt, OT Jacob Bender and OT Herb Taylor. Waived-injured DE Alex Hall and CB Courtney Brown. Terminated the contracts of OL Guy Whimper and WR Derek Hagan.

 

NEW YORK JETS—Placed WR Santonio Holmes on the reserve-suspended list. Released S Emanuel Cook, FB Jason Davis, C Robby Felix, S Keith Fitzhugh, LB Ricky Foley, WR Brooks Foster, T Dan Gay, LB Tim Knicky, DE Jason Lamb, LB Boris Lee, LB Joshua Mauga, LB Cory Reamer, LB Brashton Satele, DB Bo Smith, DL Ty Steinkuhler, G Charlie Tanner, WR Larry Taylor, G Chet Teofilo, DT Martin Tevaseu, T Michael Turkovich and S Donovan Warren.

 

OAKLAND RAIDERS—Released DE Jay Richardson, C Chris Morris, WR Todd Watkins, WR Shaun Bodiford, S Jerome Boyd, QB Colt Brennan, DL Chris Cooper, DL Alex Daniels, DL Grayson Gunheim, DL William Joseph, FB Luke Lawton, FB Manase Tonga, LB David Nixon, LB Slade Norris, TE John Owens, OL Alex Parsons, OL Brandon Rodd, DB Joe Porter, CB Joe Thomas and K Swayze Waters.

 

PHILADELPHIA EAGLES—Traded G Stacy Andrews to Seattle for a conditional 2011 draft pick. Released G Max Jean-Gilles, WR Chad Hall, WR Jordan Norwood, TE Cornelius Ingram, C A.Q. Shipley, G Dallas Reynolds, G Fenuki Tupou, DE Eric Moncur, DT Jeff Owens, S Macho Harris, S Quintin Demps and WR Kelley Washington. Traded LB Tracy White to New England for an undisclosed 2012 draft pick.

 

PITTSBURGH STEELERS—Released C Justin Hartwig, KR-PR Stefan Logan, OL Kraig Urbik, CB Joe Burnett, FB Frank Summers, DL Sunny Harris, DL Steve McLendon, DL Doug Worthington, LB Patrick Bailey, WR Tyler Grisham and S Da’Mon Cromartie-Smith.

 

SEATTLE SEAHAWKS—Announced the retirement of offensive line coach Alex Gibbs. Placed OT Ray Willis the injured reserve list and LB Leroy Hill on the reserve-suspended list. Released S Jamar Adams, CB Marcus Brown, C Jeff Byers, G Mitch Erickson, CB Cord Parks, LB Joe Pawelek, T Jacob Phillips, DT Quinn Pitcock, RB Louis Rankin, DE Rob Rose, T Joe Toledo and TE Nick Tow-Arnett. Terminated the contracts of DT Amon Gordon, LB Tyjuan Hagler, WR T.J. Houshmandzadeh, WR Brandon Jones, QB J.P. Losman, WR Ruvell Martin and DE James Wyche. Terminated reserve-injured DT Jonathan Lewis. Waived-injured DE Nick Reed.

 

ST. LOUIS RAMS—Placed S Kevin Payne and OT Eric Young on the injured reserve list.

 

TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS—Released WR Michael Clayton, CB Brandon Anderson, CB Derrick Robinson, CB Trae Williams, QB Jevan Snead, RB Carlos Brown, FB Rendrick Taylor, OL Marc Dile, OT Xavier Fulton, S Vince Anderson, TE Jeron Mastrud, TE Ryan Purvis, DE James Ruffin, DE George Johnson, LB Rico McCoy, LB Lee Robinson, C Donovan Raiola, DT Dre Moore and DT Carlton Powell. Waived-injured C Jonathan Compas. Placed OT Demar Dotson on injured reserve and CB Aqib Talib on the reserve/suspended list.

 

TENNESSEE TITANS—Released QB Chris Simms, S Myron Rolle, RB Samkon Gado, DE Raheem Brock CB Tye Hill, DE Eric Bakhtiari, DE Chris Harrington, FB Jed Collins, WR Paul Williams, WR Dominique Edison, DT David Howard, DT Joe Joseph, OT Michael Toudouze, OT Nevin McCaskill, RB Alvin Pearman, TE Steven Pfahler, TE Sean Ryan, LB Patrick Trahan, and C Kevin Matthews. Placed LB David Thornton on the reserve-physically-unable-to-perform list and LB Gerald McRath on the reserve/suspended list.

 

WASHINGTON REDSKINS—Released RB Willie Parker, WR Terrence Austin, QB Richard Bartel, OT Selvish Capers, S Tyrone Carter, G-C Erik Cook, FB Carey Davis, LB Curtis Gatewood, NT Howard Green, LB Robert Henson, WR Shay Hodge, LB Rob Jackson, OT Clint Oldenburg, G-T Chad Rinehart, CB Ramzee Robinson, OT William Robinson, S Anderson Russell, DE Darrion Scott, RB Ryan Torain, TE Lee Vickers and WR Bobby Wade.

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