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Major League Baseball

MLB – Announced San Diego minor league C Rodney Daal (Eugene-NWL) received a 50-game suspension without pay following a second violation for a drug of abuse and free agent minor league RHP Nick Fleece received a 50-game suspension following a second violation for a drug of abuse.

American League

CLEVELAND INDIANS – Assigned C George Kottaras outright to Columbus (IL).

DETROIT TIGERS – Agreed to terms with SS Troy Hanzawa on a minor league contract.

TEXAS RANGERS – Assigned INF Josh Wilson and RHP Scott Baker outright to Round Rock (PCL).

National League

LOS ANGELES DODGERS – Sent C. A.J. Ellis to Albuquerque (PCL) for a rehab assignment.

MIAMI MARLINS – Placed RHP Jose Fernandez on the 15-day DL, retroactive to May 10. Recalled LHP Dan Jennings from New Orleans (PCL).

ST. LOUIS CARDINALS – Sent LHP Jaime Garcia and RHP Jason Motte to Memphis (PCL) for rehab assignments.



CLEVELAND CAVALIERS – Fired coach Mike Brown.



NFL – Suspended St. Louis WR Stedman Bailey the first four games of the 2014 regular season for violating the NFL policy on performance enhancing substances.

ARIZONA CARDINALS – Released TE Brett Brackett, C John Estes, LB Kenny Rowe and RB Ryan Williams.

ATLANTA FALCONS – Signed WR Geraldo Boldewijn, RB Jerome Smith, QB Jeff Mathews, TE Jacob Pedersen, TE Brian Wozniak, LB Brenden Daley, DE Nosa Eguae, CB Devonta Glover-Wright, FB Maurice Hagens, WR Julian Jones, WR Freddie Martino, LB Walker May, S Kimario McFadden, FB Roosevelt Nix, WR Bernard Reedy, DT Donte Rumph, LB Jacques Smith, C James Stone, WR Tramaine Thompson and P Matt Yoklic.

BALTIMORE RAVENS – Signed LB Xavius Boyd, DT Levi Brown, WR Jeremy Butler, WR Jace Davis, OT Parker Graham, DT Derrick Hopkins, OT James Hurst, CB Tramain Jacobs, P Richie Leone, DT Jamie Meder, S Dexter Moody, CB Deji Olatoye. LB Zachary Orr, DT A.J. Pataiali’i, CB Avery Patterson, CB Sammy Seamster and OT Brett Van Sloten.

BUFFALO BILLS – Released TB Anthony Allen.

CINCINNATI BENGALS – Terminated the contract of QB Josh Johnson. Signed LB James Davidson, OT Curtis Feigt, G Dan France, TE-FB Ryan Hewitt, G Trey Hopkins, S Isaiah Lewis, WR Colin Lockett, WR Alex Neutz, FB Nikita Whitlock and HB James Wilder.

CLEVELAND BROWNS – Released QB Vince Young. Signed FB Ray Agnew, DL Calvin Barnett, DB Darwin Cook, RB Isaiah Crowell, OL Anthony Dima, WR Chandler Jones, WR Jonathan Krause, OL Michael Philipp, QB Connor Shaw, WR Kenny Shaw and WR Willie Snead.

DALLAS COWBOYS – Released G Chris Degeare, DT Frank Kearse, WR Lance Lewis, DE Tristan Okpalaugo, LB Quinton Spears and LB Jabara Williams.

DETROIT LIONS – Signed FB Chad Abram, G Alex Bullard, DB Jerome Couplin, QB Franklin James, LB Justin Jackson, OT, Cornelius Lucas, DB Gabe Lynn, TE Jacob Maxwell, G D.J. Morrell, WR Andrew Peacock and DB Mohammed Seisay. Released C Sherman Carter, WR Carlin Isles, LB Jon Morgan, CB Nate Ness, S Akwasi Owusu-Ansah, K John Potter, TE Matt Veldman and WR Cody Wilson.

GREEN BAY PACKERS – Named Craig Benzel vice president of sales and business development and Gabrielle Valdez Dow vice president of marketing and fan engagement. Released LB Chase Thomas. Signed LB Jake Doughty, LB Jayrone Elliott, DE Carlos Gray, LB Adrian Hubbard, G Jordan McCray, RB Rajion Neal, DT Mike Pennel, TE Justin Perillo, RB LaDarius Perkins, QB Chase Rettig, LB Joe Thomas and CB Ryan White.

INDIANAPOLIS COLTS – Agreed to terms with Gs Marcus Hall and Josh Walker; C Jonotthan Harrison; DEs Tyler Hoover and Nnamdi Obukwelu; NT Zach Kerr; QB Seth Lobato; S Dewey McDonald; WRs Gregory Moore, Eric Thomas and Tony Washington; CBs Qua Cox, Kameron Jackson, Keon Lyn and Darius Polk; K Cody Parkey; OT Eric Pike; TE Erik Swoope; and RB Zurlon Tipton. Waived LB Alan Baxter, FB Stephen Campbell, TE Martell Webb and K Carson Wiggs.

JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS – Agreed to terms with QB Stephen Morris, K Jeff Budzien, RB Terrance Cobb, DL DeAndre Coleman, WRs Damian Copeland and Allen Hurns, LS Trevor Gillette, DT Ricky Havili-Heimuli, S Craig Loston, CB Rashaad Reynolds, G Tyler Shatley, OT Josh Wells, LB Marcus Whitfield, P Chad Zinchini and TEs Marcel Jensen, Reggie Jordan and D.J. Tialavea. Released G Will Rackley, WRs Jeremy Ebert and Stephen Williams, RB/FB Shawn Chapas, RB Delone Carter and DT Drake Nevis.

KANSAS CITY CHIEFS – Signed LB Ben Johnson, S Daniel Sorensen, WR Darryl Surgent, CB David Van Dyke, RB Charcandrick West and WR Albert Wilson. Placed FB Eric Kettani and WR Rashad Ross on waivers.

MIAMI DOLPHINS – Waived WR Michael Rios and QB Jordan Rodgers.

MINNESOTA VIKINGS – Announced the resignation of college scouting director Scott Studwell to take a different role in the front office. Named Jamaal Stephenson college scouting director.

NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS – Signed TE Tyler Beck, RB Roy Finch, S Shamiel Gary, LB Cameron Gordon, DB Travis Hawkins, RB Stephen Houston, TE Justin Jones, LB Deontae Skinner and TE Asa Watson.

NEW ORLEANS SAINTS – Agreed to terms with LBs Kasim Edebali, Spencer Hadley and Chidera Uzo-Diribe; DL Brandon McCray, George Uko and Lawrence Virgil; OL Matthew Armstrong and Micajah Reynolds; WRs Brandon Coleman and Seantavius Jones; TEs Je’Ron Hamm and Nic Jacobs; Ss Pierre Warren and Ty Zimmerman; DB Brian Dixon; RB Tim Flanders; and QB Logan Kilgore.

NEW YORK GIANTS – Terminated the contract of QB Rusty Smith. Waived LB Allen Bradford, CB Junior Mertile and P Jordan Gay. Signed DTs Kelcy Quarles and Eathyn Manumaleuna, DE Kerry Wynn, LB Justin Anderson and S Thomas Gordon.

SEATTLE SEAHAWKS – Released LS Jorgen Hus.

TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS – Agreed to terms with C Josh Allen, LB Nate Askew, WR Aaron Burks, DT Euclid Cummings, CB Keith Lewis, G Andrew Miller, OT Matt Patchan, WR Solomon Patton, QB Brett Smith, DE Chaz Sutton and S Mycal Swaim.

TENNESSEE TITANS – Agreed to terms with RB Antonio Andrews, C Gabe Ikard, G Justin McCray, TE David Wright, CB Ri’Shard Anderson, DE Jadon Gayle, LB Jamal Merrell, S Hakeem Smith K Travis Coons and WRs Jaz Reynolds, Josh Stewart, Derel Walker and Eric Ward.

WASHINGTON REDSKINS – Waived K Jake Rogers. Released WR David Gettis.



PHOENIX COYOTES – Signed D Chris Summers to a two-year contract.


MISSISSIPPI – Announced OL Austin Golson will transfer to Auburn.