St. Louis Cardinals -- Sent OF Bernard Gilkey (.210, 3 HR, 7 RBI in 262 at-bats) to Class AAA Louisville.
San Diego Padres -- Promoted OF Charlie Hillemann from Class AA Wichita to Class AAA Las Vegas.
Texas Rangers -- Activated P Nolan Ryan from the 15-day DL. Placed P Gerald Alexander (5-3, 4.54) on the 15-day DL retroactive to Aug. 15 for a pulled groin muscle.
Atlanta Falcons -- Waived G John Buddenberg, G Mark Tucker, CB Richard Carey, RB Leonard Conley, LB J.J. Davis, LB Eddie Miles, QB Mike Rhodes, NT Benji Roland, OT Leroy Truitt and WR Naz Wothen.
Chicago Bears -- Obtained OT Ron Mattes from the New York Jets for an undisclosed conditional choice in the 1992 draft.
Cincinnati Bengals -- Waived TE Chris Smith and WR Dennis Arey.
Detroit Lions -- Waived RB Mel Farr Jr., QB Greg Jones, DE Darryl Milburn, DB Greg Patrick and DB Claude Pettaway.
Green Bay Packers -- Waived RB Michael Haddix, S Jerry Woods, TE William Harris, TE Keith Neubert, RB Walter Dean, LB Dean Witkowski, DB Ron Pitts, OL Steve Cromer, OL Steve Gabbard, OL Pete Shorts, NT Bob Nelson and DE Mike Finn.
Houston Oilers -- Waived PK Teddy Garcia, DE Robert Banks, DT Dick Chapura, DT Ron Viaene, WR Patrick Cooper, WR Cedric Jones, WR Frank Miotke, WR Jon Reed, LB Corey Edmond, LB Kyle Freeman, G Terry Gray, G Sheldon Haliburton, G Mike Kiselak, S Marion Levine, S James Smith and QB Tom Muecke.
Indianapolis Colts -- Waived QB Rusty Hilger, DB Roger Jones, LB Romero Brice and DL Richard McCullough.
Los Angeles Raiders -- Transferred TE Mike Dyal and G Joel Patten to the physically-unable-to-perform list. Waived LB Todd Woulard and LB Jono Tunney.
Los Angeles Rams -- Waived LB Mike Wilcher, DE George Bethune, OT Theo Adams, S Mike Babb, WR Bernard Blackmon, RB Brian Brown, DT Bill Goldberg and PK John Hopkins.
New Orleans Saints -- Waived DE John Thornton, G Mark Drabczak, G Kenny Vines, S Lorenzo Ward, LB Pat Stant, RB Anthony Wallace and WR Kerry Simien. Traded CB Robert Massey to the Phoenix Cardinals for OG Derek Kennard and an undisclosed draft choice.
New York Giants -- Placed S Thom Kaumeyer, OT Jay Butler, DL Clint James and DL Tim Downing on injured reserve. Waived NT Henry Blades, DB Simmie Carter, G Luis Cristobal, PK Philip Doyle, P Tom Rouen, DT Stanley Jones, LB Matt Kelly, RB Tony Satter and WR Alex Shell.
New York Jets -- Waived WR Pete Balistrieri, WR Grantis Bell, WR Phil Logan, WR Ron Young, DT Paul Glonek, OT Mark Hayes, S Tim James, LB Rocen Keeton, DB Doug Parrish and CB Mike Riley. Placed RB A.B. Brown, DB Dennis Price and WR JoJo Townsell on the reserve-physically-unable-to-perform list. Placed G Chris Goetz on injured reserve.
Philadelphia Eagles -- Waived PK Dan Plocki (Maryland), QB Don McPherson, P Brad Boozer, WR Steve Grant, WR Bill Hess, WR Lamonde Russell, RB Broderick Graves, RB Harry Jackson, RB Chuck Weatherspoon, DT Mike Constantatos, DT Irwin Grabisna, Darrell Beavers, DB David Bell, DB Mike Hollis (Maryland), LB Kevin McArthur, LB Ray Savage and LB Tim Walton. Placed TE Paul Kovell and DB Chris Mitchell on the reserve-physically-unable-to-perform list. Placed G Ben Tamburello on injured reserve.
Phoenix Cardinals -- Waived PK Al Del Greco, CB Cedric Mack, WR Don Holmes, WR Eddie Brown, WR Derek Hill, G James Harper, OT Mike Nord, OT Al Jacevicius, RB Jeff Alexander, DE Kenyatta Rush and QB Jeff Bridewell.
Pittsburgh Steelers -- Waived C Chuck Lanza, WR Lorenzo Davis, WR Carl Parker, DL Karl Dunbar, OL Doug Marrone, NT Willie Wyatt, QB Sam Mannery, RB Scott Davis and RB Ken Rock. Placed G Dean Dingman on injured reserve.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers -- Waived WR Treamelle Taylor, DB Eddie Godfrey, DL Shelton Thompson, OL Chip Nitowski, OL Ron Vargo, RB Ken Watson and TE Bennie Jennings. Placed PK Kendall Trainor on injured reserve. Placed DL Marlon Jordan on the reserved-non-football injury list.
Pittsburgh Penguins -- Signed C Bryan Trottier to a 1-year contract for $400,000.
Vancouver Canucks -- Signed 11-year veteran D Dave Babych to a multiyear contract.