MIAMI MARLINS – Agreed to terms with RHP John Maine on a minor league contract.
PITTSBURGH PIRATES – Designated RHP Chad Beck for assignment.
AMARILLO SOX – Named Bobby Brown manager.
BROOKLYN NETS – Fired coach Avery Johnson.
BALTIMORE RAVENS – Placed WR LaQuan Williams on injured reserve.
CAROLINA PANTHERS – Placed G Amini Silatolu on injured reserve.
HOUSTON TEXANS – Signed TE Steve Skelton to the practice squad.
JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS – Signed DB Curtis Holcomb to the practice squad.
NEW YORK JETS – Placed CB Aaron Berry on injured reserve.
PITTSBURGH STEELERS – Signed DB Walter McFadden and WR Bert Reed to the practice squad.
SEATTLE SEAHAWKS – Signed TE Cooper Helfet to the practice squad.
ST. LOUIS RAMS – Signed DE Mason Brodine to the practice squad.
TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS – Signed S Nick Saenz to the practice squad.
DALLAS STARS – Reasigned F Austin Smith from Idaho (ECHL) to Texas (AHL).
DETROIT RED WINGS – Reassigned F Andrej Nestrasil, F Brent Raedeke and D Max Nicastro from Grand Rapids (AHL) to Toledo (ECHL).
WASHINGTON CAPITALS – Reassigned D Brett Flemming from Hershey (AHL) to Reading (ECHL).
ECHL – Suspended Evansville RW Matt Gens two games and fined him an undisclosed amount.
READING ROYALS – Signed F Nikita Kashirsky.
CREIGHTON – Announced senior G Josh Jones is quitting the mens basketball team for medical reasons.
FLORIDA – Announced S DeAnte Saunders and OT Matt Patchan are leaving the football team and will transfer.