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American League

KANSAS CITY ROYALS – Agreed to terms with OF Endy Chavez on a minor league contract.



CLEVELAND CAVALIERS – Recalled F Samardo Samuels from Canton (NBADL).

DALLAS MAVERICKS – Recalled G Jared Cunningham from Texas (NBADL).

GOLDEN STATE WARRIORS – Re-assigned G-F Kent Bazemore and F-C Jeremy Tyler to Santa Cruz (NBADL).




ARIZONA CARDINALS – Fired coach Ken Whisenhunt and general manager Rod Graves.

BUFFALO BILLS – Fired coach Chan Gailey. Signed RB Zach Brown, DE Corbin Bryant, DT Jarron Gilbert, OT Adam Grant and LB Brian Smith to reserve/future contracts.

CHICAGO BEARS – Fired coach Lovie Smith.

CLEVELAND BROWNS – Fired general manager Tom Heckert and coach Pat Shurmur.

DALLAS COWBOYS – Signed CB Vince Agnew, WR Tim Benford, WR Danny Coale, DE Ikponmwosa Igbinosun, CB Micah Pellerin, DT Brian Price, LB Brashton Satele, TE Andre Smith, QB Nick Stephens and LB Monte Taylor to reserve/future contracts.

JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS – Fired general manager Gene Smith.

KANSAS CITY CHIEFS – Fired coach Romeo Crennel. Announced the retirement of OL Ryan Lilja.

NEW YORK JETS – Fired general manager Mike Tannenbaum. Signed LB JoJo Dickson, DT Tevita Finau, S Jaiquawn Jarrett, OT Dennis Landolt, WR Royce Pollard, WR Titus Ryan, QB Matt Simms and LB Jacquies Smith to reserve/future contracts.

OAKLAND RAIDERS – Fired off. coordinator Greg Knapp, special teams coordinator Steve Hoffman, off. line coach Frank Pollack and linbeackers coach Johnny Holland.

PHILADELPHIA EAGLES – Fired coach Andy Reid.

SAN DIEGO CHARGERS – Fired coach Norv Turner and general manager A.J. Smith.

TENNESSEE TITANS – Fired chief operating officer Mike Reinfeldt. Signed WR Diondre Borel, DT Zach Clayton, DE Thaddeus Gibson, S Suaesi Tuimaunei and TE Martell Webb to reserve/future contracts.

SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS – Released RB Brandon Jacobs.



BAKERSFIELD CONDORS – Traded D Olivier Dame-Malka to Toledo for F Max Campbell and D Dale Warkentin.


MOUNTAIN WEST CONFERENCE – Announced Boise State has backed out on a commitment to join the Big East and will remain a member of the Mountain West.

NEVADA – Announced RB Stefphon Jefferson will enter the NFL draft.

RUTGERS – Announced CB Logan Ryan will enter the NFL draft.