To make room for the pair on the active roster, the Rams released offensive lineman Brandon Washington and placed starting quarterback Sam Bradford on injured reserve. Bradford suffered a season-ending knee injury against Carolina on Sunday.
--Former Houston Texans defensive end Sam Montgomery, through his agent, denied an ESPN.com report that he was released by the team for marijuana use. The Texans released three players Monday for violating team rules -- Montgomery, outside linebacker Willie Jefferson and running back Cierre Wood.
--The Atlanta Falcons tweaked their linebacker depth chart by signing Thomas Howard and waiving Jamar Chaney. Safety Sean Baker was also signed to the practice squad.
--The New Orleans Saints promoted quarterback Ryan Griffin from their practice squad to the active roster, possibly to avoid other teams from trying to claim him. The Saints were carrying just two quarterbacks, Drew Brees and Luke McCown, on the 53-man roster. Griffin is an undrafted rookie from Tulane.
--Cleveland signed wide receiver Brian Tyms off the Miami Dolphins' practice squad, the Browns announced. To make room, the Browns waived wide receiver Tori Gurley.
--Veteran defensive end Andre Carter is expected to sign with the New England Patriots after a tryout Monday. ESPN reported Carter, 34, would be added as injuries mount for the Patriots' defense. Carter played in 12 games last season and had 2.5 sacks for the Oakland Raiders.