Atlanta Falcons -- Reduced their roster to 56 by cutting third-year P Ralph Giacomarro, K Danny Miller and WR Vince Courville, and putting tight end Mike Landrum (knee) on injured reserve. They must cut six more players by 4 p.m. today.
Cincinnati Bengals -- Traded WR David Verser to Green Bay for an undisclosed draft choice.
Denver Broncos -- Backup QB Gary Kubiak has a strained back and is questionable for Friday night's game against Minnesota. Starter John Elway is expected to play despite a mild inflammation of the knee; they are the only quarterbacks on the roster. The Broncos signed OT Dean Miraldi, recently cut by Philadelphia, to a series of one-year contracts, and reduced their roster to 50 by waiving WR Ray Alexander, LB Anthony Woodson, S Wilbur Myers, OT Willard Scissum, TEs Jay Saldi and Don Summers and P Don Bracken, and placing OLs Marsharne Graves and Billy Hinson and LB Aaron Smith on injured reserve.
Kansas City Chiefs -- Cut nine players, including NFL Players Association President Tom Condon, a starter at right guard since 1975, and WR J.T. Smith, RB E.J. Jones, DB Kerry Parker and LB John Zamberlain; placed free agent WR Andy Hill on injured reserve (pulled hamstring).
Los Angeles Dodgers -- DE Jack Youngblood failed to attend practice, leading to speculation that he will retire after a 14-year career with the team. Youngblood, who was allowed to miss training camp while he worked out on his own, was to test his ailing back for the first time in a contact situation; after practice, Coach John Robinson said the team would know today whether Youngblood, 35, had decided to retire.
Miami Dolphins -- Coach Don Shula said he will try to trade DE Charles Benson, and that if he couldn't work a deal for the three-year veteran by today, Benson would be cut. The Dolphins reduced their roster to 51 by cutting eight players, including free agent K Eddie Garcia, meaning rookie Fuad Reveiz will be the Dolphins' kicker. Also cut was LB Steve Potter from Virginia.
Minnesota Vikings -- Cut DE Randy Holloway, their No. 1 draft choice in 1978 who was waived in 1984 and signed as a free agent this year; free agent WR Melvin L. Brown; LB Nikita Blair, an eighth-round draft choice from UTEP, and DE Hasson Arbubakrr, who signed as a free agent in 1984 after playing for Tampa Bay in 1983.
New Orleans Saints -- Nine-year pro FB Tim Wilson (ex-Maryland) and six-year RB Jimmy Rogers were among six players cut, bringing the roster to 54. Also cut were second-year NT Don Thorp, second-year DB Greg Harding, WR Jerry Wheeler, and third-year DB Bobby Johnson. New York
Giants -- Waived seven players, including veteran TE Don Hasselbeck and fifth-round draft choice Tracy Henderson, and placed two others on injured reserve. The moves bring the Giants' roster to 51, and Coach Bill Parcells is looking for a pass rusher to replace holdout Casey Merrill. Parcells said he is leaning toward keeping three quarterbacks -- Phil Simms, Jeff Rutledge and Jeff Hostetler.
Pittsburgh Steelers -- Cut S Lifford Hobley, a third-round draft pick; placed TE Bennie Cunningman (sprained knee) and OL Russ Graham, who was to have surgery on his left knee today, on the injured reserve list.
St. Louis Cardinals -- Moved within one of 50-player limit by cutting eight players and putting RB Quentin Walker of Virginia on injured reserve (wrist). Among those cut were CB Victor Heflin, a three-year veteran; LB Kurt Allerman, who had played for nine seasons; and S Billy Davis, from Clemson out of Mount Vernon High School.
San Diego Chargers -- Announced a groin strain will keep starting QB Dan Fouts on the sidelines when they play New Orleans Friday in their final preseason game; Bruce Mathison will start in his place. NTs Bill Elko and Keith Guthrie were among six players released; TE Bobby Micho and LB Vince Osby were placed on injured reserve as the team reduced its roster to 52.
San Francisco 49ers -- Waived QB Scott Barry, a sixth-round pick out of California-Davis, and placed DB Charlie Huff (knee) and LB Fulton Kuykendall (knee) on injured reserve. The 49ers need to cut seven more players today to reach the 50-player limit.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers -- Cut their roster to 53 players by waiving six players -- including OG Glenn Bujnoch, LB Danny Spradlin, DE Byron Braggs and DB Anthony Washington, obtained from the Redskins this summer -- and placing 10th-year S Mark Cotney on injured reserve.