Charlotte Hornets -- Signed 6-foot-9 reserve F Kenny Gattison out of CBA to a multiyear contract. Other terms were not available.

NBA -- NBA Properties, marketing arm of NBA, selected Champion Products Inc. of Rochester, N.Y., as new official supplier effective this season. Champion will provide uniforms, warm-ups and practicewear, and becomes exclusive NBA licensee for selected garments sold retail. MacGregor maintains officially licensed line of T-shirts, tank tops, sweat shirts, sweat pants.


New York Rangers -- Will not renew contract of D Ron Greschner, who had been with the club since 1974. Greschner, 35, is all-time leader among Rangers defensemen in goals (179), assists (431) and points (610).


Cincinnati Bengals -- Signed WR Lynn James, fifth-round pick from Arizona State, and CB Don Odegard, sixth-round choice from Nevada-Las Vegas. Terms weren't disclosed.

Cleveland Browns -- Released veteran DE Carl "Big Daddy" Hairston, 37, and C Tom Baugh, 26.

Detroit Lions -- Signed WR Richard Johnson, who was in the option year of his contract.

Houston Oilers -- Signed former University of Houston LB Lamar Lathon, the 15th player chosen in the NFL draft, to five-year contract. Other terms were not announced, but he was seeking a $3.1 million deal with $1 million signing bonus.

New England Patriots -- Re-signed WR Glenn Antrum, who signed Plan B contract with New York Jets in February and was released in June; signed DT Billy Keys of Virginia.

New Orleans Saints -- Signed first-round draft choice DE Renaldo Turnbull to five-year contract. Other terms not released. Starting OL Jim Dombrowski reached agreement and announced he will report to camp.

Phoenix Cardinals -- Signed WR Dempsey Norman, an 11th-round draft pick to two-year contract, reported worth $192,500, which includes a $10,000 signing bonus contingent on kick return specialist from College of St. Francis (Ill.) making the team.


Washington-Lee -- SE Craig Irons named preseason first team all-American by Football Gazette.