Chargers sign former Steelers running back Summers
Running back Frank Summers, who appeared in two games with the Steelers, signed a free-agent contract with the San Diego Chargers, according to media reports.
Summers, a fifth-round draft pick in 2009, had back surgery during his rookie season and spent 2010 on the practice squad.
In other news, the Steelers signed outside linebacker Chris McCoy and kicker Swayze Waters to one-year Reserve/Future contracts.
Raiders sign Seymour
The Oakland Raiders agreed yesterday with potential free agent defensive tackle Richard Seymour on a two-year, $30 million contract that includes $22.5 million in guaranteed money.
SI.com first reported the contract, saying Seymour would be paid $15 million each of the next two years with $7.5 million in 2012 guaranteed in a bonus. The Raiders would not confirm the deal.
Cards add offensive coordinator
Arizona Cardinals coach Ken Whisenhunt has completed the restructuring of his staff by promoting Mike Miller to offensive coordinator.
Miller, a Plum and Clarion graduate, has been on Arizona's staff since Whisenhunt took over in 2007, the first two years as wide receivers coach and the last two as passing game coordinator.
The Cardinals have not had an offensive coordinator since Todd Haley left to become head coach at Kansas City following Arizona's run to the Super Bowl following the 2008 season.
Chiefs tag Hali
The Kansas City Chiefs have put the franchise tag on linebacker Tamba Hali, with the team saying it was hopeful of reaching a long-term deal.
The non-exclusive tag was placed on Hali yesterday. He can negotiate with other teams, but the Chiefs have the right to match any offer or receive two first-round draft choices for letting him go elsewhere.
Colts wrap up Manning
Indianapolis Colts quarterback Peyton Manning was given the franchise tag to ensure he remains with the team, owner Jim Irsay said.
The decision could cost the Colts $23 million next season to keep Manning, who signed a $98 million, seven-year deal in 2004, The Associated Press said.
Bills release Stroud
The Buffalo Bills released defensive lineman Marcus Stroud in a move yesterday that freed up salary and playing time for the team's young and developing players.
Stroud's departure was not considered a surprise after the 10-year NFL veteran struggled in making the transition in Buffalo's switch to a 3-4 defensive scheme. Stroud was scheduled to make $10 million in base salary over the final two years of his contract, including $4.5 million next season.
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