NFL Transaction Wire-Week Four

We're keeping track of every NFL transaction from Monday through Sunday until the end of the 2009 regular season. Last Updated: Sunday at 10:45 PM ET.

Arizona Cardinals

Tuesday: Waived WR Michael Ray Garvin from IR.


Atlanta Falcons

Baltimore Ravens


Buffalo Bills

Thursday: Placed CB Leodis McKelvin on IR, activated RB Marshawn Lynch off suspended list.

Comments: It will be interesting to see if teams pick on veteran CB Drayton Florence, who is expected to replace McKelvin. Florence struggled in coverage with the Jaguars and Chargers.


Carolina Panthers

Thursday: Signed DT Hollis Thomas, waived DT Ra'Shon Harris.

Comments: Thomas will give the Panthers badly needed veteran depth on the interior of their defensive line.


Chicago Bears

Tuesday: Signed LB Darrell McClover, waived CB DeAngelo Smith.

Wednesday: Signed CB Woodny Turenne to practice squad, released G Johan Asiata from practice squad.


Cincinnati Bengals


Cleveland Browns

Tuesday: Added RB Cedric Peerman to the practice squad, released CB Marquis Floyd from practice squad.

Saturday: Placed RB James Davis on IR, signed RB Chris Jennings off practice squad.

Comments: Big loss for Cleveland as Davis could have pushed starting RB Jamal Lewis for playing time later in the season.


Dallas Cowboys

Saturday: Signed RB Chauncey Washington off practice squad, waived S Marvin White.

Comments: The move was expected so the team could have at least two healthy backs available for this week's game.


Denver Broncos


Detroit Lions

Tuesday: Waived CB Marcus McCauley, signed DT Chuck Darby, added CB DeAndre Wright to practice squad, added WR Taurus Johnson to practice squad, released WR John Broussard from practice squad, released TE Carson Butler from practice squad.

Wednesday: Waived KR/PR Yamon Figurs, signed KR Adam Jennings.

Friday: Waived RB Allen Ervin from IR.

Comments: McCauley was a former third-round pick of the Vikings. Darby gives the Lions some badly needed depth for the interior of their defensive line.


Green Bay Packers

Tuesday: Signed G Stanley Daniels to practice squad, released OT Dane Randolph from practice squad.


Houston Texans

Tuesday: Released RB Antone Smith from practice squad.

Wednesday: Signed LB Khary Campbell, placed LB Chaun Thompson on IR, signed TE/LS Clark Harris to practice squad.


Indianapolis Colts

Tuesday: Added TE Tom Santi to practice squad, released TE Colin Cloherty from practice squad.

Wednesday: Signed G Jaimie Thomas to practice squad, released WR Samuel Giguere from practice squad.

Saturday: Signed RB Mike Hart off practice squad, waived RB Chad Simpson.


Jacksonville Jaguars

Monday: Signed DE Bryan Smith off St. Louis Rams practice squad, waived DE Jeremy Navarre, waived CB Kennard Cox.

Tuesday: Signed DT Greg Peterson, waived DE Robert Henderson, released LB Justin Roland from practice squad.

Wednesday: Signed DE Jeremy Navarre to practice squad, signed CB Kennard Cox to practice squad.

Comments: Some scouts felt Smith was a better fit for a 3-4 scheme such as the Jaguars are using most of the time on defense.


Kansas City Chiefs

Tuesday: Traded QB Tyler Thigpen to Miami Dolphins for 2010 draft pick, signed TE Leonard Pope, signed OT Chris Patrick to practice squad, released ILB Monty Beisel, released CB Ricardo Colclough, released TE Tom Crabtree from practice squad.

Wednesday: Signed LB David Herron, signed CB Mike Richardson.

Comments: Thigpen fell to No. 3 on the depth chart, so the move makes sense. The team is high on rookie undrafted free agent LB Jovan Belcher, so the release of Beisel isn't a big surprise.


Miami Dolphins

Tuesday: Acquired QB Tyler Thigpen from Kansas City Chiefs for 2010 draft pick, placed QB Chad Pennington on IR, added LB K.C. Asiodu to practice squad, released LB Danny Lansanah from practice squad.

Comments: The other two healthy QBs on their roster have zero starts, so acquiring another quarterback had to be done. However, his success has come mostly out of shotgun formation.


Minnesota Vikings

Tuesday: Waived OL Kory Lichtensteiger, signed OL Jon Cooper from practice squad, signed OT Patrick Brown to practice squad, released WR Nick Moore from practice squad.

Wednesday: Signed WR Vinny Perretta to practice squad.


New England Patriots

Monday: Signed DT Terdell Sands, waived LB Prescott Burgess.

Wednesday: Signed LB Prescott Burgess to practice squad, released DT Adrian Grady from practice squad.

Comments: Sands was signed because of the injury to starting NT Vince Wilfork. When motivated, Sands is capable of being an effective run-stopper for 15-20 plays/game. A source said the Ravens had interest in signing Burgess.


New Orleans Saints

Tuesday: Placed OLT Jammal Brown on IR, signed OL Nick Leckey.

Wednesday: Signed OT Renardo Foster to practice squad.

Comments: Backup OT Jermon Bushrod will continue to start for Brown.


New York Giants

New York Jets


Oakland Raiders

Wednesday: Waived/injured CB John Bowie, signed CB/KR Justin Miller, signed G Brandon Rodd to practice squad.

Thursday: Placed CB John Bowie on IR.


Philadelphia Eagles

Tuesday: Signed MLB Jeremiah Trotter, released QB Jeff Garcia.

Comments: Trotter gives the Eagles badly needed physicality at the MLB position. It will take him at least a few weeks to get in game shape, but don't be surprised if he makes an impact for their run defense later in the season.


Pittsburgh Steelers

Tuesday: Signed FB Carey Davis, placed FB Frank Summers on IR.

Saturday: Signed RB Isaac Redman off practice squad, released DL Nick Eason.


San Diego Chargers

San Francisco 49ers


Seattle Seahawks

Tuesday: Added RB Louis Rankin to practice squad, released RB Devin Moore from practice squad, released LB Thomas Williams from practice squad.

Wednesday: Signed OL Brian De Le Puente to practice squad, signed OL Na'Shan Goddard to practice squad, released WR Logan Payne from practice squad.

Saturday: Signed OT Kyle Williams off practice squad, released FB Justin Griffith.


St. Louis Rams

Tuesday: LB David Vobora has been suspended without pay for the team's next four games for violating the NFL policy on performance enhancing substances, released DT Hollis Thomas, placed WR Laurent Robinson on IR, signed DT Marlon Favorite to practice squad.

Wednesday: Signed LB Jay Moore to practice squad, signed LB Justin Roland to practice squad, signed WR Sean Walker to practice squad, signed WR Nate Jones from practice squad, signed DT Leger Douzable from practice squad, signed LB Dominic Douglas practice squad.

Thursday: Added WR Sean Walker to practice squad.

Comments: Vobora was their starting SLB, so that's a loss for a team that isn't deep at linebacker. Thomas was a non-factor, so his release wasn't a surprise at all. The loss of Robinson is big since he was clearly their best receiver.


Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Monday: Signed LB Matt McCoy, waived WR Mario Urrutia.

Wednesday: Signed WR Mario Urrutia to practice squad.


Tennessee Titans

Tuesday: Waived RB Chris Henry, released RB Rodney Ferguson, placed P Craig Hentrich on IR, signed WR/KR Mark Jones, signed S Kevin Kaesviharn, signed CB Cary Williams.

Saturday: Signed CB Cary Williams off practice squad, released QB Patrick Ramsey.

Comments: Henry can play special teams and fits in as a third back. A source said Henry's contract carries a partial guarantee of over $400,000, so he's unlikely to get claimed.


Washington Redskins

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