NATIONALS: Optioned P Matt White to Triple-A New Orleans. Recalled P Jason Bergmann from New Orleans.
ORIOLES: Placed OF Sammy Sosa on 15-day DL, retroactive to Friday, with right big toe lesion. Recalled 1B Alejandro Freire from Double-A Bowie.
PHILLIES: Placed P Cory Lidle on 15-day DL, retroactive to Wednesday, with strained left oblique. Transferred 1B Jim Thome to 60-day DL.
PIRATES: Activated IF-OF Craig Wilson from 15-day disabled list. Placed OF Chris Duffy on 15-day DL with strained left hamstring.
RED SOX: Designated P Mike Remlinger for assignment. Recalled P Abe Alvarez from Triple-A Pawtucket.
BEARS: Agreed to terms with RB Cedric Benson, No. 4 overall pick in draft, on five-year contract. Waived WR-R J.J. Moses and K Nick Novak (Maryland).
BENGALS: Placed LB Nate Webster and G Steven Vieira on physically-unable-to-perform list. Placed C Ben Wilkerson on reserve-non-football injury list. Released DE Elton Patterson, DT Greg Hampton, TE Kori Dickerson, TE Lyonel Anderson, WR Matt Cherry, FB Doug Easlick and LB Cedric Sullivan.
BILLS: Waived RB ReShard Lee, QB Tory Woodbury, WR Tony Brown, P Steve Baker, DE Uyi Osunde, LB Daryl Towns and DB Rob Lee.
BROWNS: Released LB Brant Boyer, P Derrick Frost, LB Justin Kurpeikis, LB Sherrod Coates, LB Kevin Harrison, OL Javiar Collins, QB Lang Campbell, DL Corey Jackson, S James King, WR Lance Moore, OL Clint Stickdorn, TE Keith Willis and K Tyler Jones.
CHARGERS: Released QB Craig Ochs, RB Lydell Ross, RB Derek Farmer, WR Rob Milanese, WR Willie Quinnie, T Carlos Joseph, DE Adrian Dingle, LB Frank Strong, CB Abraham Elimimian and P Brian Claybourn.
EAGLES: Withdrew franchise tag on DT Corey Simon, making him unrestricted free agent. Placed RB Correll Buckhalter and WR Justin Jenkins on IR. Released G Branden Hall and TE James Whalen.
49ERS: Released DE Andrew Williams, CB Joselio Hanson, DE Josh Cooper, WR Javin Hunter, G Paul Zukauskas, S Arnold Parker, TE Doug Zeigler, K Kirk Yliniemi and P Cole Farden. Reached injury settlement with FB Brian Johnson.
JAGUARS: Released WR Troy Edwards.
JETS: Signed DB Aaron Francisco. Waived LB Eric Mahl and WR Brock Ralph. Placed S Andre Maddox on IR list.
PACKERS: Released LB Hannibal Navies, LB Jeremiah Garrison, G Matt O'Dwyer, G-T Atlas Herrion, TE Tory Humphrey, RB Derrick Johnese, WR Chad Lucas, DT Quintene Newhouse, DT A.J. Lindsay and CB Patrick Dendy.
SEAHAWKS: Acquired DE Alain Kashama from Bears for undisclosed pick.