NFL transactions for August 20, 2012

Posted Aug. 20, 2012 @ 11 p.m.
Posted By PFW staff

AMERICAN FOOTBALL CONFERENCE

BUFFALO — Contract terminated: LB Shawne Merriman.

CINCINNATI — Passed physical: CB Dre Kirkpatrick.

KANSAS CITY — Reserve/suspended: LB Tamba Hali (one game, violation of substance-abuse policy).

MIAMI — Placed on waivers: TE Ryan Mahaffey.

NEW ENGLAND — Placed on waivers: OT Kyle Nix (injured/shoulder).

N.Y. JETS — Contract terminated: OT Stephon Heyer.

OAKLAND — Passed physical: P Shane Lechler.

PITTSBURGH — Placed on waivers: RB John Clay (from reserve/injured, injury settlement/quadriceps).

SAN DIEGO — Placed on waivers: S Nick Polk (from reserve/injured).

TENNESSEE — Reserve/injured: LB Gerald McRath (knee).

NATIONAL FOOTBALL CONFERENCE

CAROLINA — Reserve/injured: CB Nate Ness (concussion).

CHICAGO — Placed on waivers: LB Ronnie Thornton. Roster addition: S Mark LeGree (released by 49ers 8/11).

DALLAS — Placed on waivers: S Justin Taplin-Ross.

DETROIT — Placed on waivers: S Don Carey (injured/hamstring); TE Nathan Overbay (injured/ankle). Assigned on waivers: DT Bobby Skinner from Giants.

NEW ORLEANS — Placed on waivers: OT Fenuki Tupou (injured/triceps). Roster addition: WR Greg Camarillo (not tendered as UFA by Vikings 6/2). Reserve/injured: LB Chris Chamberlain (ACL).

SAN FRANCISCO — Placed on waivers: OG Garrett Chisolm (from reserve/injured, injury settlement/undisclosed).

SEATTLE — Placed on waivers: DE Dexter Davis (injured/hip). Roster addition: S Donny Lisowski (released by Seahawks 8/7).

TAMPA BAY — Placed on waivers: S Desmond Marrow. Assigned on waivers: WR Jordan Shipley from Bengals. Contract terminated: WR Wallace Wright. Roster addition: CB Brandon McDonald (not tendered as UFA by Lions 6/2).

FREE AGENT — Reserve/suspended by commissioner: CB Aaron Berry (three games, violation of personal conduct policy).