MINNESOTA TWINS – Optioned RHP Kyle Gibson and LHP Caleb Thielbar to Rochester (IL). Reassigned RHP Anthony Slama, C Kyle Knudson and INF James Beresford to their minor league camp.
ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS – Optioned RHP Chase Anderson, RHP Charles Brewer, LHP Eury De la Rosa and OF Alfredo Marte to Reno (PCL) and RHP Keon Broxton, RHP Eric Smith and RHP Zeke Spruill to Mobile (SL). Reassigned INF Nick Ahmed, RHP Josh Booty, INF Matt Davidson, C Ed Easley, LHP David Holmberg, RHP Garrett Mock, INF Chris Owings and RHP Bo Schultz to their minor league camp.
WASHINGTON NATIONALS – Optioned OF Eury Perez to Syracuse (IL) and RHP Nathan Karns, C Sandy Leon and INF Anthony Rendon to Harrisburg (EL). Reassigned LHP Pat McCoy, INF Will Rhymes and INF Matt Skole to their minor league camp.
CHARLOTTE BOBCATS – Signed G Jannero Pargo to a 10-day contract.
ATLANTA FALCONS – Agreed to terms with RB Steven Jackson on a three-year contract.
CHICAGO BEARS – Signed DT Nate Collins to a one-year contract.
CLEVELAND BROWNS – Agreed to terms with RB Chris Ogbonnaya on a two-year contract and TE Gary Barnidge on a three-year contract.
DETROIT LIONS – Re-signed LS Don Muhlbach to a one-year contract. Announced the retirement of OT Jeff Backus.
INDIANAPOLIS COLTS – Signed DL Ricky Jean Francois.
KANSAS CITY CHIEFS – Released QB Matt Cassel. Agreed to terms with CB Sean Smith on a three-year contract.
MINNESOTA VIKINGS – Signed C Joe Berger and DB Jamarca Sanford.
NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS – Signed WR Danny Amendola.
NEW ORLEANS SAINTS – Signed CB Keenan Lewis to a five-year contract.
NEW YORK GIANTS – Re-signed CB Aaron Ross. Signed S Ryan Mundy.
PHILADELPHIA EAGLES – Signed CB Cary Williams to a three-year contract and S Kenny Phillips.
SEATTLE SEAHAWKS – Signed DE Cliff Avril to a multiyear contract.
WASHINGTON REDSKINS – Signed OT Jeremy Trueblood.
BOSTON BRUINS – Reassigned G Adam Morrison from Utah (ECHL) to Providence (AHL).
CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS – Assigned F Rostislav Olesz to Rockford (AHL).
NCAA – Granted a sixth year of eligibility to Oregon State S Steven Christian.
DRAKE – Fired mens basketball coach Mark Phelps.
SYRACUSE – Named Brady Rourke assistant director of student-athlete support services.