We do a weekly update on major NFL transactions. We include signings, releases, and also players who are put on injured reserve, because they are lost for the year. You can check out the Week 3 transactions here and work your way back through the season. This is a slim week for major moves, except at wide receiver.
Jets (trade for WR Braylon Edwards) – You can read much more about the Edwards trade in this post.
49ers (sign WR Michael Crabtree) – You can read much more about 10th overall draft pick Crabtree ending his long holdout in this post as well.
Ravens (put LB Brendan Ayanbadejo on IR) – Ayanbadejo, long one of the league’s best special-teams coverage guys, had moved into more of a role on defense with Bart Scott’s departure. But now he’s gone for the season with a torn quadriceps. To replace Ayanbadejo, the Ravens brought back Prescott Burgess, whom they traded to the Patriots earlier this season. The Patriots subsequently cut Burgess after one week.
Buccaneers (cut PK Mike Nugent) – The Bucs gave Nugent a big contract in the offseason to unseat Matt Bryant, but they became the first team to give up on its kicker by letting Nugent go after his spotty game against the Redskins in Week 4. They brought in Shane Andrus, who was a kickoff specialist for the Colts earlier this season but who has never attempted an NFL kick even though he’s bounced around for four years now.
Texans (put LB Khary Campbell on IR) – Campbell, an eight-year vet, was in his first year with the Texans. He had been active for one game, and in that game he suffered a knee injury that will sideline him for the rest of year. This is a blow to the Texans’ LB depth.