PITTSBURGH - JULY 26: Crezdon Butler #28 of the Pittsburgh Steelers reports to the South Side training facility a day after the NFL lockout ended on July 26, 2011 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)
Among the cuts and signings around the NFL yesterday, a day after roster cuts were due and teams were allowed to sign players to their practice squads, there were a few noteworthy transactions.
Arizona had released former Steelers CB Crezdon Butler, but Washington wasted little time picking him up. Arizona may have had the practice squad in mind for Butler, but the Redskins added him to their 53-man roster.
Seattle released TE Kellen Winslow despite grabbing 75 passes last season. It's more than likely a move helping the Seahawks avoid paying Winslow over $3 million in salary this season.
Former Steelers 6th round draft pick Keith Williams was released by Buffalo on Friday, one year after swooping him up from Pittsburgh's cut list.
Other transactions from around the league after the jump:
Pittsburgh Steelers: Agreed to terms with OL Ryan Lee, OL John Malecki, WR Toney Clemons, WR David Gilreath, TE Jamie McCoy, LB Marshall McFadden, DB Damon Cromartie-Smith and DB Josh Victorian for their practice squad.
Atlanta Falcons: Signed WR Drew Davis, OT Bryce Harris, WR Marcus Jackson, CB Peyton Thompson and DT Micanor Regis to the practice squad.
Buffalo Bills: None reported
Chicago Bears: Signed RB Armando Allen, WR Joe Anderson, QB Matt Blanchard, OT Cory Brandon, OT James Brown, CB Isaiah Frey, RB Harvey Unga and DE Aston Whiteside to the practice squad.
Cleveland Browns: Claimed LB Tank Carder off waivers from Buffalo and DL Ishmaa'ily Kitchen off waivers from Baltimore. Waived DL Brian Sanford. Waived/injured DL Scott Paxson. Signed LB Solomon Elimimian, DL Ronnie Cameron, WR Josh Cooper, LB Benjamin Jacobs, FB Brad Smelley, OL Garth Gerhart, OL Jarrod Shaw and OL Jeff Shugarts to the practice squad.
Dallas Cowboys: Released QB Stephen McGee. Claimed TE Colin Cochart off waivers from Cincinnati. Signed WR Danny Coale, RB Lance Dunbar, RB Jamize Olawale, DT Robert Calloway, LB Orie Lemon, DE Ben Bass, WR Tim Benford and G Ron Leary to the practice squad.
Indianapolis Colts: Claimed S Sergio Brown (New England), OT Mike Person (San Francisco) and NT Martin Tevaseu (N.Y. Jets) off waivers. Waived S Jermale Hines, CB D.J. Johnson and OT Ty Nsekhe. Signed DT Chigbo Anunoby, LB Jerry Brown, G Hayworth Hicks, TE Kyle Miller, WR Kashif Moore and S Latarrius Thomas to the practice squad.
Jacksonville Jaguars: Waived/injured TE Zach Miller. Claimed TE Brett Brackett off waivers from Philadelphia. Signed QB John Parker Wilson, G Daniel Baldridge, WR Mike Brown, DE Ryan Davis, CB Antonio Dennard, G D.J. Hall, LB Joshua Jones and FB Will Ta'ufo'ou to the practice squad.
Kansas City Chiefs: Signed WR Josh Bellamy, FB Patrick DiMarco, WR Junior Hemingway, DL Jerome Long, OL David Mims, WR Jamare Newsome, OL Lucas Patterson and DB Neiko Thorpe to the practice squad.
MIami Dolphins: Claimed WR Anthony Armstrong (Washington), S Troy Nolan (Houston), CB R.J. Stanford (Carolina) and LB Sammy Brown (St. Louis) off waivers. Terminated the contracts of S Tyrone Culver and RB Steve Slaton. Waived LB Jonathan Freeny and LB Josh Kaddu.
Minnesota Vikings: Claimed OL Mark Asper off waivers from Buffalo. Signed CB Bobby Felder, DT Chase Baker, G Trevor Holmes and RB Jordan Todman to the practice squad. Waived OL Pat Brown and DB Zack Bowman.
New England Patriots: Acquired WR Greg Salas from St. Louis for an undisclosed draft pick. Claimed OL Matt Tennant off waivers from New Orleans. Released LB Bobby Carpenter. Signed OL Thomas Austin, FB Eric Kettani, WR Sam Kirkland, OL Matt Kopa, TE Alex Silvestro, LB Jeff Tarpinian and DB Malcolm Williams to the practice squad.
New York Giants: Claimed OT D.J. Jones off waivers from Philadelphia. Waived G Mitch Petrus. Signed DE Craig Marshall, DE Matt Broha, WR David Douglas, OL Matt McCants, OL Stephen Goodin, OL Selvish Capers, TE Larry Donnell and DB Laron Scott to the practice squad.
New York Jets: Claimed NT Isaako Aaitui (Miami), WR Clyde Gates (Miami) and TE Konrad Reuland (San Francisco) off waivers. Waived S Antonio Allen, DT Marcus Dixon and TE Dedrick Epps. Signed OT Paul Cornick, LB Marcus Dowtin, LB Ricky Sapp, TE Hayden Smith, DB Donnie Fletcher, WR Royce Pollard and WR Jordan White to the practice squad.
Oakland Raiders: Claimed DB Phillip Adams (Seattle), LB Keenan Clayton (Philadelphia) and OT Willie Smith (Washington) off waivers. Waived CB Chimdi Chekwa and CB Bryan McCann. Waived/injured DT Jamie Cumbie. Signed LB Kaelin Burnett, WR Brandon Carswell, WR Travionte Session and LB Nathan Stupar to the practice squad.
Philadelphia Eagles: Claimed G-OT Nathan Menkin off waivers from Houston. Released CB Trevard Lindley. Signed TE Chase Ford, FB Emil Igwenagu, WR Marvin McNutt, LB Ryan Rau and C Chase Beeler to the practice squad.
Seattle Seahawks: Waived TE Kellen Winslow.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Claimed DT Corvey Irvin (Jacksonville), G Julian Vandervelde (Philadelphia), RB D.J. Ware (N.Y. Giants) and C-G Cody Wallace (Houston) off waivers. Released DL Wallace Gilberry. Waived G Bradley Sowell and CB Brandon McDaniel.
Washington Redskins: Claimed CB Crezdon Butler from Arizona.