Baseball Seattle Mariners -- Fired bullpen coach Bob Didier.
Miami Heat -- Released G Dwight Pernell.
Portland Trail Blazers -- Released F Brian Howard, G Josh Lowery and F Dwayne McClain.
Atlantic 10 Conference -- Named Robert Steitz assistant commissioner.
Arizona State -- Announced redshirt WR Micky Reeves has left team for personal reasons.
EClarion -- Announced Frank Lignelli will retire as athletic director. Announced associate athletic director Bob Carlson will replace Lignelli on interim basis.
Atlanta Falcons -- Signed QB Hugh Millen. Placed S Elbert Shelley on injured reserve.
Cleveland Browns -- Placed WR Reggie Langhorne on injured reserve. Activated WR Eugene Rowell from practice squad.
Indianapolis Colts -- Activated RB Eric Dickerson. Signed QB Joe Ferguson.
Minnesota Vikings -- Announced LB Scott Studwell will be out two weeks with broken rib.
New York Giants -- Signed LB Lawrence McGrew. Placed LB Carl Banks on injured reserve.
Phoenix Cardinals -- Signed LB David Braxton. Signed WR John Jackson and assigned him to practice squad.
San Francisco 49ers -- Signed LB LeRoy Etienne. Placed LB Jim Fahnhorst on injured reserve. Released NT Odell Haggins.
Washington Redskins -- Placed CB Johnny Thomas on injured reserve. Signed free agent DB Sidney Johnson.
Baltimore Skipjacks (AHL) -- Assigned G Ollie Kolzig and C Harry Mews to Hampton Roads of ECHL.
Detroit Red Wings -- Assigned G Glen Hanlon to San Diego of IHL.
Edmonton Oilers -- Announced RW Mark Messier, team captain, might be out four weeks because of strained knee.
Kansas City Comets -- Signed F Paul Peschisolido. Placed M Rick Snyder on developmental squad.
St. Louis Storm -- Signed D Greg Muhr, first-round draft choice from Eastern Illinois University, F Godfrey Ingram and F Mark Moser.