NFC North roster moves

Labor Day weekend transactions for each team within division on final training camp cutdown Sept. 1 through Sept. 3

GREEN BAY - Traded: Draft pick to Giants for RB Ryan Grant. Reserve/injured: S Tyrone Culver (shoulder); LB Abdul Hodge (knee); C Tyson Walter (toe). Contract terminated: S Marquand Manuel. Placed on waivers: TE's Zac Alcorn, Clark Harris; DE Larry Birdine; WR's Shaun Bodiford, David Clowney, Chris Francies, Calvin Russell; CB Patrick Dendy; LB's Tim Goodwell, Rory Johnson, Spencer Havner; OG's Travis Leffew, Adam Stenavich; FB Brandon Miree; S Alvin Nnabuife; PK Dave Rayner; OT Orrin Thompson; QB Paul Thompson; RB Corey White. Assigned on waivers: FB John Kuhn from Steelers. Reserve/injured: RB Noah Herron (knee).

CHICAGO - Reserve/suspended by Commissioner: FB Obafemi Ayanbadejo (4 games, violation of program for anabolic steroids and related substances. Reserve/injured: DE Dan Bazuin (knee). Contract terminated: DT Antonio Garay. Placed on waivers: RB Josh Allen; WR's David Ball, Drisan James; DE's Copeland Bryan, Chris Frome; DT Tory Collins; S's Tyler Everett, Andrew Shanle; CB's Greg Fassitt, Tim Mixon; QB Chris Leak; OT's Mark LeVoir, Steven Vieira (injured); TE's Fontel Mines, Brett Pierce; C/G Anthony Oakley; OG Tyler Reed; LB Danny Verdun Wheeler. Reserve/injured: OG Steven Vieira.

Also, TE Greg Olsen is considered a game-time decision for Sunday's season opener. An MRI on his sprained left knee Friday showed no structural damage. Olsen was injured when he was tackled during the team's preseason finale Thursday.

DETROIT - Passed physical: RB Kevin Jones. Reserve/injured: OG Frank Davis (knee). Contracts terminated: RB Aveion Cason; LB's Donte' Curry, Justin Kurpeikis; WR's Kevin Kasper, Cliff Russell; P Micah Knorr; G/T Barry Stokes. Placed on waivers: WR Ron Bellamy; CB's A.J. Davis, LaMarcus Hicks, Dee McCann, Ramzee Robinson; DE Claude Harriott; QB Phil Horvath; LB Joe Lobendahn; C/G Ben Noll; DT Cleveland Pinkney; TE's Darnell Sanders, Rudy Sylvan; RB Anthony Sherrell; OT Clint Stickdorn (injured). Assigned on waivers: S Eric Frampton from Raiders. Reserve/injured: OT Clint Stickdorn. Placed on waivers: LB Johnny Baldwin.

Also, RB Kevin Jones is on the active roster and hopes to play before the sixth game -- but exactly when he gets back on the field is something even he can't predict. Jones, who suffered a broken bone in his foot late last season, said he is taking it "day by day." He missed the entire preseason and wasn't activated from the physically unable to perform list until last week. Tatum Bell will start the season opener, with T.J. Duckett serving as the primary backup until Jones is ready.

MINNESOTA - Contracts terminated: WR's Cortez Hankton, Billy McMullen; RB Artose Pinner. Placed on waivers: WR's Jason Carter, Martin Nance, Chandler Williams; TE's Richard Owens, Stephen Spach; RB Ciatrick Fason; QB Tyler Thigpen; C's Kyle Cook, Norm Katnik; OT Jimmy Martin; DT's Conrad Bolston, Howard Green; DE Khreem Smith; S's Greg Blue, Patrick Body; CB's Dovonte Edwards, Chad Johnson; LB's George Hall, David Herron. Assigned on waivers: TE Garrett Mills from Patriots. Placed on waivers: OG Brian Daniels.


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