NFL Transactions in April 2009

Apr 30, 2009

  • The Atlanta Falcons signed free agent linebacker Edmond Miles.
  • The Cincinnati Bengals signed kicker Shayne Graham.
  • The Cleveland Browns claimed linebacker Bo Ruud off waivers.
  • The Kansas City Chiefs signed free agent center Eric Ghiaciuc.
  • The New England Patriots acquired tight end Alex Smith from Tampa Bay.
  • The Pittsburgh Steelers signed defensive lineman Jeff Bradley.

Apr 29, 2009

  • The Atlanta Falcons signed running back Verron Haynes; released wide receiver Troy Bergeron.
  • The Denver Broncos signed free-agent linebacker Nick Greisen; waived fullback Andrew Pinnock.
  • The Jacksonville Jaguars released offensive tackle Charles Spencer and fullback Anthony Cotrone.
  • The New England Patriots released linebacker Bo Ruud.
  • The New York Giants claimed cornerback Brandon Sumrall off waivers from the Indianapolis Colts.

Apr 28, 2009

  • The Arizona Cardinals released cornerback Rod Hood, running back Edgerrin James and defensive end/linebacker Travis Laboy; signed defensive back Tony Davis.
  • The Atlanta Falcons released defensive end Simon Fraser and defensive tackle Kindal Moorehead; waived defensive back Darius Vinnett and offensive lineman Nathan Bennett; signed wide receivers Troy Bergeron, Darren Mougey and Aaron Kelly, quarterback John Parker Wilson, defensive end Maurice Lucas, long snapper Robert Shiver, offensive linemen Ryan Stanchek and Jose Valdez, punter/kicker Robbie Dehaze and linebacker Brock Christopher.
  • The Cincinnati Bengals released kickers Kyle Larson and Ryan Plackemeier.
  • The Cleveland Browns signed cornerback Antonio Smith.
  • The Miami Dolphins signed center Alex Derenthal.
  • The Pittsburgh Steelers signed wide receivers Steven Black, Cedric Goodman, Steve McLendon and Tyler Grisham, defensive tackle Jeff Bradley, long snapper Mark Estermeyer, tackle Ramon Foster, linebackers Tom Korte and Andrew Schantz, quarterbacks Kevin McCabe and Mike Reilly, running back Isaac Redman and safety Derrick Richardson.
  • The San Francisco 49ers signed defensive end Diyral Briggs.
  • The St. Louis Rams signed safety Mark Rubin.
  • The Tampa Bay Buccaneers signed offensive tackle Andre Douglass.
  • The Washington Redskins claimed running back Marcus Mason off waivers.

Apr 27, 2009

  • The Arizona Cardinals agreed to terms with wide receivers Justin Brown and Shane Morales, linebackers Chase Bullock and Reggie Walker, cornerbacks Tony Davis, Michael Ray Garvin and Jameel Dowling, tackles Khalil El-Amin and Brandon Pearce.
  • The Buffalo Bills signed offensive tackle Joel Bell.
  • The Chicago Bears signed guards Johan Asiata and Dennis Conley, linebackers Kevin Malast and Mike Rivera, safety Dahna Deleston, running back Tyrell Fenroy, fullback Will Ta'ufo'ou, wide receiver Eric Peterman and defensive back Woodny Turenne.
  • The Cincinnati Bengals released safety Mike Doss, tight end Nate Lawrie, running backs Chris Perry and Gary Russell and defensive end/linebacker Eric Henderson.
  • The Denver Broncos signed wide receivers Travis Shelton, Nate Swift, David Grimes and Lucas Taylor, cornerbacks Tony Carter and D.J. Johnson, linebacker Lee Robinson, defensive ends Rulon Davis and Everette Pedescleaux, defensive tackle Chris Baker, tackles Stanley Bryant and Marcus Gordon, tight end Marquez Branson, punter Britton Colquitt, and running back Kestahn Moore.
  • The Houston Texans signed tackle Doug Dedrick.
  • The Miami Dolphins released quarterback John Beck.
  • The Minnesota Vikings agreed to terms with defensive backs Colt Anderson and Devon Hall, running backs Kahlil Bell and Ian Johnson, center Jon Cooper, linebacker Robert Francois, quarterback Sean Glennon, defensive tackles Antoine Holmes and Tremaine Johnson, guard Andy Kemp, tackle Bobby Lepori, wide receivers Nick Moore and Vinny Perretta and tight end Nick Walker.
  • The New York Jets waived punter Reggie Hodges and running back Marcus Mason.
  • The Philadelphia Eagles signed defensive end Josh Gaines, safety Reshard Langford, fullback Marcus Mailei, running backs Walter Mendenhall and Marcus Thigpen, guard Dallas Reynolds, wide receiver Brandon Robinson, cornerback Courtney Robinson and kicker Sam Swank.
  • The San Diego Chargers signed tackles Samuel Allen and Dan Gay, linebackers Darry Beckwith, Anthony Felder and James Holt, running back Curtis Brinkley, wide receiver Greg Carr, Jeremy Childs, Charles Martin and Rodgeriqus Smith, defensive tackle Rashaad Jackson, center Ryan McDonald, guard Ben Muth, cornerback Wopamo Osaisai, fullback William Rentmeester, tight end Kory Sperry, safety Claude Spillman and tight end Jerimiah Wurzbacher; waived cornerback DeJuan Tribble and tight end Scott Chandler.
  • The Seattle Seahawks agreed to terms with fullback Justin Griffith and cornerback Ken Lucas; signed defensive end Michael Bennett, tackle Andre Ramsey, linebackers Tony Fein and Dave Philistin and running backs Devin Moore and Tyler Roehl.
  • The St. Louis Rams agreed to terms with guards Roger Allen III and Ray Feinga, linebackers Ekenemchukwu Asiodu and Dominic Douglas, wide receivers Jarrett Byers and Quentin Chaney, defensive linemen Ian Campbell, Mike Newkirk and Kirston Pittman, fullback Jerome Johnson, tackles David Oswald and Phillip Trautwein, cornerback Cordelius Parks, safety Mark Rubin and center Daniel Sanders.
  • The Washington Redskins signed punter Hunter Smith.

Apr 26, 2009

  • The New England Patriots traded defensive back Ellis Hobbs to the Philadelphia Eagles for two fifth round picks in the 2009 NFL Draft.
  • The Pittsburgh Steelers signed wide receiver Hines Ward to a contract extension through 2013.

Apr 25, 2009

  • The Miami Dolphins signed punter Jy Bond to a multi-year contract.
  • The New York Jets traded defensive end Kenyon Coleman, defensive back Abram Elam, quarterback Brett Ratliff, 2009 first-round pick (17th overall) and second-round pick (52nd) to the Cleveland Browns for its 2009 first-round pick (5th overall).

Apr 24, 2009

  • The Cincinnati Bengals signed fullback Jeremi Johnson.
  • The Kansas City Chiefs signed tight end Tony Curtis.
  • The Washington Redskins signed tackle Mike Williams; released punter Dirk Johnson.

Apr 23, 2009

  • The Cincinnati Bengals waived Guard Kirk Barton.
  • The Kansas City Chiefs traded tight end Tony Gonzalez to the Atlanta Falcons for a 2010 second-round pick.
  • The New England Patriots re-signed defensive lineman Kenny Smith. Terms of the agreement were not disclosed.
  • The Philadelphia Eagles re-signed Wide Receiver Hank Baskett to a one-year deal; signed tight end Eugene Bright, terms were not disclosed.

Apr 22, 2009

  • The New York Giants claimed tackle Andrew Carnahan off waivers from Kansas City Chiefs.

Apr 21, 2009

  • The Kansas City Chiefs signed tight end Sean Ryan.
  • The New England Patriots re-signed linebacker Pierre Woods.

Apr 20, 2009

  • The New York Jets re-signed offensive tackle Michael Kracalik.

Apr 18, 2009

  • The Buffalo Bills agreed to terms with running back Dominic Rhodes.

Apr 17, 2009

  • The Buffalo Bills traded offensive tackle Jason Peters to the Philadelphia Eagles for two undisclosed draft choices in 2009 and one in 2010.
  • The Cincinnati Bengals re-signed linebacker Rashad Jeanty; claimed running back Gary Russell on waivers from the Pittsburgh Steelers.
  • The Denver Broncos signed offensive tackle Brandon Gorin.

Apr 16, 2009

  • The Cincinnati Bengals re-signed linebacker Brandon Johnson.
  • The Detroit Lions signed wide receiver Ronald Curry and fullback Terrelle Smith to one-year contracts.
  • The Pittsburgh Steelers signed quarterback Charlie Batch to a one-year contract; released running back Gary Russell.
  • The San Francisco 49ers signed linebacker Parys Haralson to a four-year contract extension through 2013 and kicker Joe Nedney to a two-year contract extension through 2011.

Apr 15, 2009

  • The New York Jets signed punter Eric Wilbur.

Apr 13, 2009

  • The Green Bay Packers traded long snapper J.J. Jansen to the Carolina Panthers for a future conditional draft pick.
  • The Kansas City Chiefs signed linebacker Zach Thomas.
  • The Tampa Bay Buccaneers signed quarterback Byron Leftwich.

Apr 9, 2009

  • The Buffalo Bills signed offensive lineman Seth McKinney.

Apr 7, 2009

  • The Baltimore Ravens re-signed cornerback Samari Rolle to a four-year contract and re-signed quarterback Todd Bouman to a one-year contract.
  • The Houston Texans signed linebacker Buster Davis; re-signed offensive tackle Rashad Butler.

Apr 6, 2009

  • The Green Bay Packers signed tight end Tory Humphrey; released linebacker Kenny Pettway.
  • The Houston Texans signed linebacker Cato June.
  • The Minnesota Vikings re-signed defensive tackle Fred Evans.
  • The Pittsburgh Steelers re-signed linebacker Keyaron Fox to a two-year contract.

Apr 4, 2009

  • The St. Louis Rams signed quarterback Kyle Boller.

Apr 3, 2009

  • The New York Giants released wide receiver Plaxico Burress.

Apr 2, 2009

  • The Arizona Cardinals signed fullback Dan Kreider to a one-year contract.
  • The Chicago Bears agreed to terms with tackle Orlando Pace on a three-year contract; acquired quarterback Jay Cutler and a 2009 fifth-round pick from the Denver Broncos for quarterback Kyle Orton, 2009 first- and third-round picks and a 2010 first-round pick.
  • The Washington Redskins re-signed defensive end Phillip Daniels.