Wednesday’s Transactions

Major League Baseball
American League

TEXAS RANGERS — Named John Blake vice president of public affairs.

National Football League

BALTIMORE RAVENS — Placed CB Marlon Humphrey on injured reserve. Activated CB Kevon Seymour from injured reserve. Designated T Ja’Wuan James to return from injured reserve to practice.

CINCINNATI BENGALS — Designated CB Trae Waynes and OL D’Ante Smith to return from injured reserve to practice.

DENVER BRONCOS — Designated CB Bryce Callahan to return from injured reserve to practice.

GREEN BAY PACKERS — Designated CB Jaire Alexander to return from injured reserve to practice.

HOUSTON TEXANS — Signed CB Cre’Von LeBlanc to the practice squad. Released WR Damon Hazelton from the practice squad. Waived LB Zach Cunningham.

LAS VEGAS RAIDERS — Placed RB Kenyan Drake and LB Nick Kwiatkoski on injured reserve. Designated S Tyree Gillespie and DT Darius Philon to return from injured reserve to practice.

LOS ANGELES CHARGERS — Placed WR Mike Williams and CB Chris Harris Jr. on the reserve/COVID-19 list. Activated DT Linal Joseph from the reserve/COVID-19 list.

MIAMI DOLPHINS — Placed RB Patrick Laird on injured reserve.

NEW ORLEANS SAINTS — Designated CB Chauncey Gardner-Johnson to return from injured reserve to practice. Signed G James Carpenter and OT Jerald Hawkins to the practice squad.

NEW YORK JETS — Signed S Elijah Benton to the practice squad.

PHILADELPHIA EAGLES — Promoted OT Le’Raven Clark from the practice squad to the active roster. Waived CB Mac McCain.

PITTSBURGH STEELERS — Signed P Drue Chrisman and LS Rex Sunahara to the practice squad. Released DB Linden Stephens and WR Tyler Vaughns from the practice squad.

SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS — Signed RB Brian Hill to the practice squad. Released S Tony Jefferson II from the practice squad.

TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS — Designated CB Richard Sherman to return from injured reserve to practice.

TENNESSEE TITANS — Signed RB Jordan Wilkins and DB Rodney Clemons to the practice squad. Released RB Rodney Smith from the practice squad. Placed DB Jamal Carter on the practice squad injured reserve.

WASHINGTON FOOTBALL TEAM — Placed DE Montez Sweat on the reserve/COVID-19 list.

National Hockey League

ANAHEIM DUCKS — Recalled C Benoit-Olivier Groulx from San iego (AHL).

CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS — Recalled C Philipp Kurashev from Rockford (AHL).

COLORADO AVALANCHE — Returned G Justus Annunen to Colorado (AHL).

COLUMBUS BLUE JACKETS — Recalled RW Emil Bemstrom from Cleveland (AHL). Loaned D Scott harrington to Cleveland.

MONTREAL CANADIENS — Recalled RW Jesse Ylonen from Laval (AHL).

ST. LOUIS BLUES — Recalled LW Nathan Walker from Springfield (AHL).

SEATTLE KRAKEN — Reassigned F Luke Henman from Charlotte (AHL) to Allen (ECHL).

American Hockey League

AHL — Suspended Iowa D Dakota Mermis for one game as a consequence of his actions in a game against Chicago on Dec. 5.

GRAND RAPIDS GRIFFINS — Signed LW Max Humitz to a player tryout contract (PTO).

IOWA WILD — Returned D Riese Zmolek to Iowa (ECHL).

LAVAL ROCKET — Loaned G Kevin Poulin to Trois-Rivieres (ECHL).

LEHIGH VALLEY PHANTOMS — Released G Jon Gillies from a player tryout contract (PTO).

MILWAUKEE ADMIRALS — Recalled G Parker Gahagen from Florida (ECHL). Loaned F Zach Solow to Florida.

PROVIDENCE BRUINS — Signed Ds Wyatt Ege, Matt Murphy and F Patrick Polino to player tryout contracts (PTO).

SPRINGFIELD THUNDERBIRDS — Released Ds Nick Albano and Michael Kim from player tryout contracts (PTO). Returned D Nick Albano to Worcester (ECHL) and D Michael Kim to Maine (ECHL).

SYRACUSE CRUNCH — Reassigned G Hugo Alnefelt to Orlando (ECHL).

TORONTO MARLIES — Recalled Ds Brennan Kapcheck and Matteo Pietroniro from Newfoundland (ECHL).

WILKES-BARRE/SCRANTON PENGUINS — Signed G Sebastien Caron to a player tryout contract (PTO).

East Coast Hockey League

GREENVILLE SWAMP RABBITS — Loaned D Christian Kasastul to Ontario (AHL).

IOWA HEARTLANDERS — Signed D Carter Shinkaruk to a standard player contract. Claimed F Jake Smith off waivers.

Major League Soccer

COLUMBUS CREW — Re-signed MF Pedro Santos to a one-year contract with an option for 2023.

PHILADELPHIA UNION — Signed D Jakob Glesnes to a multi-year contract extension.

National Women’s Soccer League

ANGEL CITY FC — Named Daniel Ball goalkeeper coach.

NY/NJ GOTHAM FC — Traded G DiDi Haracic’s rights to Angel City in exchange for general allocation money and protection in the 2022 expansion draft.

WASHINGTON SPIRIT — Waived MF Chinyelu Asher and Fs Cali Farquharson and Mariana Speckmaier.

United Soccer League

USL — Announced Green Bay Glory a new member of the USL W League.

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