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American League

TEXAS RANGERS – Acquired RHP Miles Mikolas from Pittsburgh for 1B Chris McGuiness. Designated OF Rafael Ortega for assignment.



BUFFALO BILLS – Fired receivers coach Ike Hilliard. Signed to DB Mario Butler, OT Edawn Coughman, QB Dennis Dixon, DE Ikponmwosa Igbinosun, OT Jamaal Johnson-Webb, WR Brandon Kaufman and LB Jacquies Smith to reserve/future contracts.

CHICAGO BEARS – Signed LS Brandon Hartson, CB C.J. Wilson, CB Demontre Hurst, TE Fendi Onobun, QB Jerrod Johnson, LB Lawrence Wilson, OT Rogers Gaines, S Sean Cattouse, WR Terrence Toliver, DT Tracy Robertson and TE Zach Miller to reserve/future contracts.

CINCINNATI BENGALS – Placed TE Alex Smith and DT Devon Still on injured reserve. Signed DT Ogemdi Nwagbuo. Signed CB Brandon Burton and DT Zach Minter on injured reserve.

CLEVELAND BROWNS – Signed DBs Jamoris Slaughter and T.J. Heath, DE Cam Henderson, LB Justin Staples, WRs Conner Vernon and Tori Gurley and OL Jeremiah Warren to reserve/future contracts.

DALLAS COWBOYS – Signed WR Tim Benford, G Ray Dominguez, WR Lance Lewis, DE Caesar Rayford, LB Jonathan Stewart and OT John Wetzel to reserve/future contracts.

DETROIT LIONS – Fired coach Jim Schwartz.

MINNESOTA VIKINGS – Fired coach Leslie Frazier. Signed S Brandan Bishop, CB Kip Edwards, OT Kevin Murphy, DE Spencer Nealy, RB Bradley Randle and WR Adam Thielen.

NEW YORK GIANTS – Signed DE Kendrick Adams, T Steven Baker, RB Kendall Gaskins, WR Marcus Harris and DBs Travis Howard, Junior Mertile, Chaz Powell and Ross Weaver to reserve/future contracts.

OAKLAND RAIDERS – Signed CB Johnny Adams, OL Jack Cornell, WR Jared Green, LB Eric Harper, TE Brian Leonhardt and DE Chris McCoy to reserve/future contracts.

SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS – Signed CB Perrish Cox to a one-year contract.

TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS – Fired coach Greg Schiano and general manager Mark Dominik.

TENNESSEE TITANS – Signed T Jeff Adams, DT Chigbo Anunoby, CB George Baker, LBs Brandon Copeland and Jonathan Willard, C Tyler Horn, DE Adewale Ojomo and TE Adam Schiltz to reserve/future contracts.

WASHINGTON REDSKINS – Fired coach Mike Shanahan, special teams coordinator Keith Burns, advance scout Larry Coyer, coaching assistant Richmond Flowers, quarterbacks coach Matt LaFleur, receivers coach Mike McDaniel, offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan, linebackers coach Bob Slowik and defensive assistant Bobby Slowik.


INDIANA – Announced freshman men’s basketball C Luke Fischer has withdrawn from school and is expected to transfer.

LOUISVILLE – Dismissed junior F Chane Behanan from the men’s basketball team for another violation of university policy.

SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA – Named Justin Wilcox defensive coordinator, Marques Tuiasosopo tight ends coach and Tim Drevno offensive line coach. Announced Clay Helton will remain as offensive coordinator.

WASHINGTON – Named Pete Kwiatkowski defensive coordinator, Bob Gregory linebackers coach/assistant head coach, Jimmy Lake defensive backs coach, Jeff Choate special teams coordinator and defensive line coach, Jonathan Smith offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach, Brent Pease wide receivers coach, Keith Bhonapha running backs coach and recruiting coordinator, Chris Strausser offensive line coach, Tim Socha strength and conditioning coach, Rich Rasmussen director of player personnel and Mike McHugh director of football operations.