NFL Almanac – August 26

Players signed

New England – re-signed CB Stephon Morris, DL Scott Vallone.

Tampa Bay – signed TE Mike Shanahan.


San Francisco & New Orleans – the 49ers traded LB Parys Haralson to the Saints in exchange for undisclosed compensation.

Players released

Buffalo – released DB Dominique Ellis, WR Da’Rick Rogers, CB Jumal Rolle, WR DeMarco Sampson, C Ryan Turnley; placed OT Chris Hairston on the non-football illness list.

Cleveland – released DB Vernon Kearney, DL Dave Kruger, WR Jordan Norwood, WR Cordell Roberson, LB Tommy Smith; placed RB Dion Lewis on the injured-reserve list.

Dallas – released DT Jeris Pendleton.

Green Bay – released K Giorgio Tavecchio.

Houston – released FB Zach Boren, LB Elliott Coffey, G Bryan Collins, LB Ja’Gared Davis, RB Ray Graham, CB Travis Howard, QB Stephen McGee, OT Nick Mondeck, DE Earl Okine, TE Adam Schiltz, P Andrew Shapiro.

Minnesota – released WR LaMark Brown, WR Erik Highsmith, G Tyler Holmes, DE Lawrence Jackson, DE Marquis Jackson, LB Stanford Keglar, DB Greg McCoy, RB Bradley Randle, WR Chris Summers, QB James Vandenberg, C Camden Wentz, RB Jerodis Williams, DB Roderick Williams.

New England – released WR Kamar Aiken, CB Brandon Jones, LB Niko Koutouvides, CB LeQuan Lewis, LS Mike Zupancic; placed OL Markus Zusevics, DT Cory Grissom on the injured reserve list; placed DL Armond Armstead, WR Mark Harrison on the non-football injury list.

New York Jets – released WR Joe Collins, WR Braylon Edwards, DB Donnie Fletcher, OL Patrick Ford, OL Trey Gilleo, DB Bret Lockett, RB Joe McKnight, G Stephen Peterman, LB Sean Progar-Jackson, P Ryan Quigley, WR Marcus Rucker, LS Patrick Scales, RB Chad Spann, WR K.J. Stroud, WR Rahsaan Vaughn.

Oakland – released DE Brandon Bair (injured), Keenan Clayton, Alex Parsons (injured), WR Isaiah Williams.

St. Louis – released K Brett Baer, WR Demetrius Fields, WR Andrew Helmick, LS Jorgen Hus, QB Tim Jenkins, DT AL Lapuaho, LB Joseph Lebeau, OL Graham Pocic, TE Colby Prince, WR Raymond Radway, CB Robert Steeples.

San Diego – placed OLB Melvin Ingram on the PUP list; placed CB Steve Williams, DT Byron Jerideau on the injured-reserve list.

San Francisco – released RB D.J. Harper, LB Joe Holland, OL Al Netter, P Colton Schmidt, QB Scott Tolzien.

Seattle – released WR Perez Ashford, LB Kyle Knox, TE Jameson Konz, TE Andrei Lintz, LS Kyle Nelson, DT Martin Parker, WR Brett Swain, LB Craig Wilkins; placed DT Jesse Williams on the injured-reserve list.

Tampa Bay – released WR Derek Hagan, FB Spencer Larsen, WR Carlton Mitchell, S Troy Nolan, DE Ernest Owusu, QB Adam Weber, DE Markus White; placed CB Anthony Gaitor, RB Michael Smith on the injured-reserve list.

Tennessee – released LB Kadarron Anderson, C Eloy Atkinson, CB George Baker, K Maikon Bonani, TE DeMarco Crosby, WR Justin Hilton, OT Barry Richardson, WR Roberto Wallace, TE Martell Webb, S Tracy Wilson.

Washington – released CB Richard Crawford (injured), LB Ricky Elmore,
FB Eric Kettani, LB Jeremy Kimbrough (injured), K John Potter, WR Chip Reeves, WR Donte’ Stallworth, LB Quan Sturdivant; placed LB Keenan Robinson, S Phillip Thomas on the injured-reserve list.

NFL suspension

Minnesota – the league suspended Vikings FB Jerome Felton for violating the NFL substance abuse rules. He was arrested in 2012 on a DUI charge.

Injured-reserve list

Cleveland – placed RB Dion Lewis on the injured-reserve list (broken leg).

New England – placed OL Markus Zusevics on the injured-reserve list (pectoral muscle); placed DT Cory Grissom on the injured-reserve list ().

San Diego – placed CB Steve Williams (), DT Byron Jerideau () on the injured-reserve list.

Seattle – placed DT Jesse Williams on the injured-reserve list (knee).

Tampa Bay – placed CB Anthony Gaitor on injured-reserve list (knee); RB Michael Smith on injured-reserve list (foot).

Washington – placed LB Keenan Robinson (), S Phillip Thomas () on the injured-reserve list.


Buffalo – Bills CB Stephon Gilmore suffered a fractured wrist Saturday night in a pre-season game and underwent surgery on Monday. Gillmore will be out 6 to 8 weeks.

New Orleans – Saints OLB/DE Will Smith suffered a torn ACL in a knee during Sunday’s pre-season game against Houston and is lost for the season.

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