HOUSTON ASTROS—Purchased the contracts of RHP Brandon Duckworth and RHP Scott Strickland from Round Rock of the PCL. Designated INF Todd Self for assignment. Activated RHP Brandon Backe from the 15-day DL.
National Football League
NFL—Suspended Cleveland DB Michael Jameson and Kansas City OL John Welbourn four games each for violating the league's substance-abuse policy.
DENVER BRONCOS—Released G Tyson Clabo, T Anthony Clement, CB Curome Cox, DT Dorsett Davis, DT Mario Fatafehi, RB Quentin Griffin, DE Aaron Hunt, S Jeremy LeSueur, WR Triandos Luke, QB Matt Mauck, RB Brandon Miree, OL Chris Myers, C Ben Nowland, DE Anton Palepoi, T Erik Pears, LB Terry Pierce, LB Jashon Sykes, G Chris Watton and G Zach Wilson.
GREEN BAY PACKERS—Traded CB Chris Johnson to St. Louis for LB Robert Thomas and T-G Steve Morley to the New York Jets for a future undisclosed draft choice. Placed S Todd Franz and RB Joey Harris on the injured reserve. Released QB J.T. O'Sullivan, RB Walt Williams, FB Vonta Leach, WR Craig Bragg, WR Sam Breeden, WR Jamal Jones, WR Andrae Thurman, TE Sean McHugh, T-G Brad Bedell, T-G Joe Hayes, DT Cletidus Hunt, DT James Lee, DE R-Kal Truluck, DE Seante Williams, LB Corey Jenkins, LB Nick McNeil, LB Ray Thompson, CB Chris Day and CB Leigh Torrence.
MIAMI DOLPHINS—Placed RB Ricky Williams on the reserve-suspended list.
PHILADELPHIA EAGLES—Signed WR Darnerien McCants to a one-year contract. Released DE Hugh Douglas, C Dominic Furio, WR Michael Gasperson, QB Andy Hall, DT Norm Heuer, C Jamaal Jackson, P Sean Landeta, DT Keyonta Marshall, LB Martin Patterson, WR Carlos Perez, CB-WR Robert Redd, FB Jon Ritchie, G Steve Sciullo, WR Chauncey Stovall, TE Andy Thorn, G Scott Young and CB Aric Williams.
SAN DIEGO CHARGERS—Released LB Phil Archer, DT Ryon Bingham, T Wesley Britt, S Robb Butler, DT Jemelle Cage, WR Greg Camarillo, CB Jonathan Cox, CB Markus Curry, LB Robby Farmer, WR Malcom Floyd, CB Gabe Franklin, RB Ahmaad Galloway, T Cory Lekkerkerker, WR Ruvell Martin, WR Carl Morris, RB Ray Perkins, DE Robert Pollard, TE Duncan Reid, C Isaiah Ross, G Wes Sims and TE Danny Young.
SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS—Released LB Richard Seigler, DE Tony Brown, LB Ray Wells, CB Willie Middlebrooks, OG Scott Peters, CB Rayshun Reed, CB Allan Amundson, OT Brendan Darby, C Norm Katnik, T Tim Provost, LB Max Yates, FB Tony Ficklin, RB Bobby Purify, WR Marcus Maxwell and CB Daven Holly.