ST. LOUIS CARDINALS – Activated C Yadier Molina from the 15-day DL. Optioned C Tony Cruz to Springfield (Texas).
NFL – Suspended San Francisco LB Aldon Smith nine games after violating the league’s substance abuse and personal conduct policies. Suspended Minnesota WR Jerome Simpson for the first three games of the regular season for violating the league’s substance abuse policy. Fined Dallas S Ahmad Dixon $22,050 for a hit on WR Matt Hazel and Dallas LB Anthony Hitchens $8,268, for a facemask penalty during an Aug. 23 game against Miami.
ATLANTA FALCONS – Released LB Yawin Smallwood, RB Josh Vaughan, WR Freddie Martino, LB Pat Angerer, DE Nosa Eguae, FB Maurice Hagens, CB Jordan Mabin, S Kimario McFadden, TE Jacob Pedersen, OL Pat McQuistan, OL Adam Replogle and DT Donte Rumph.
BUFFALO BILLS – Released LB Xavius Boyd, DT Landon Cohen, TE Dominique Jones, CB Kamaal McIlwain, CB Sam Miller, P Brian Moorman, QB Jordan Palmer, FB Evan Rodriguez, WR Naaman Roosevelt and C Jared Wheeler. Placed CB Mario Butler, CB Bobby Felder and TE Tony Moeaki on the injured reserve list. Signed LS Garrison Sanborn to a contract extension.
CHICAGO BEARS – Terminated the contracts of WR Armanti Edwards, TE Jeron Mastrud, OT Dennis Roland and C-G Robert Turner. Waived RB Jordan Lynch.
CINCINNATI BENGALS – Released RB BenJarvus Green-Ellis, LB Brandon Joiner, DT LaKendrick Ross and QB Tyler Wilson.
JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS – Waived C Mike Brewster, QB Ricky Stanzi, OT Cody Booth, WR Chad Bumphis, DL DeAndre Coleman, DT Ricky Havili-Heimuli, FB Eric Kettani, S Craig Loston, QB Stephen Morris, G Drew Nowak, K Kasey Redfern, DE Gerald Rivers, G Tyler Shatley, TE D.J. Tialavea and LB Marcus Whitfield. Placed WR Tandon Doss and cornerback Rashaad Reynolds on injured reserve. Waived/injured TE Brandon Barden.
TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS – Released K Connor Barth, DE Larry English, OL Jamon Meredith, LB Nate Askew, LB Ka’Lial Glaud, OT Edawn Coughman, CB Anthony Gaitor, CB Keith Lewis, CB Kip Edwards, FB Lonnie Pryor, DE T.J. Fatinikin, DB Marc Anthony, OL Andrew Miller and OL Jeremiah Warren.
WASHINGTON REDSKINS – Waived P Robert Malone, TE Ted Bolser, CB Richard Crawford, S Da’Mon Cromartie-Smith, WR Lee Doss, NT Robert Thomas, OL Kevin Kowalski and OL Tevita Stevens.