Eric Winston signed a one-year deal with the Seattle Seahawks, who envision the eight-year veteran at right tackle.
Winston confirmed the signing via Twitter on Tuesday.
"Season finally starts for me today! Looking forward to chasing a ring with the Seahawks!! Time go to work!," he wrote.
In addition to signing Winston, the Seahawks placed wide receiver Taylor Price on injured reserve, released cornerback Chandler Fenner and guard Bronson Irwin and signed wide receiver Randall Carroll and cornerback Terrell Thomas. Thomas, a USC product recruited by Carroll, was a second-round pick of the New York Giants in 2008. He played all 16 games last season after missing consecutive seasons because of torn knee ligaments.
---Arizona Cardinals linebacker John Abraham remained absent from training camp on Tuesday and the team had no indication as to when he might show up.
Cardinals coach Bruce Arians would not say whether Abraham's absense was related to a DUI arrest last month. According to a police report, Abraham was found passed out in a vehicle on June 29 in Atlanta after leaving a strip club. He failed field sobriety tests and was taken into custody. He also was driving with a suspended South Carolina license.
On Friday, Abraham was not present for the Cardinals' conditioning tests at University of Phoenix Stadium and Arians said at the time that Abraham was excused for personal reasons.
---With about 10 minutes remaining in practice Tuesday, New York Giants running back David Wilson was spotted walking off the field with head trainer Ronnie Barnes after suffering what coach Tom Coughlin described as a "burner."
Wilson was just cleared for contact on July 21, the first day of training camp, after recovering from neck surgery. Wilson, whose neck issues first came to light in the Giants' Week 5 loss in Philadelphia last year, was placed on season-ending injured reserve. He underwent spinal fusion surgery in January to address a herniated disc.
Coughlin, visibly concerned when asked about Wilson, said he didn't want to speculate on what happened until the doctors had a chance to examine the 23-year-old Wilson. Clearly, though, he was upset that Wilson, who had been looking forward to moving on with his career after finally receiving medical clearance, experienced what could be a setback.
---High-priced safety Jairus Byrd participated in his first practice with the New Orleans Saints on Tuesday. Byrd was activated from the physically unable to perform list, where he landed after back surgery in March.
Coach Payton said after the team's first practice of their three-week stay at The Greenbrier Resort in West Virginia that Byrd, who had surgery on May 29 to repair a damaged disc in his back, was given the PUP designation that limited him to working with trainers on the side.
Payton said Byrd, who received a six-year, $54 million contract from the Saints on the first day of the free-agency signing period in March, was scheduled to be back before the team leaves West Virginia to return to their home base Aug. 14.
---Dinged by injuries at the position, the San Francisco 49ers signed running back Alfonso Smith to a one-year contract.
Smith joins a depth chart depleted in the opening days of training camp by injuries to key reserve running backs Kendall Hunter and LaMichael James. Hunter is out for the season with a torn ACL in his right knee and James is out for up to six weeks with an elbow injury.
To create a roster spot for Smith, the 49ers waived/injured guard Fouimalo Fonoti, an undrafted rookie from Michigan State signed in May.
Smith totaled 48 carries for 156 yards and two touchdowns in 43 games over four seasons with the Arizona Cardinals, where he also played on kick-coverage teams.
---A man in Baltimore County will be formally charged with disorderly conduct for urinating on the grave of former Baltimore Ravens owner Art Modell.
Modell and wife Patricia are buried at Druid Ridge Cemetery in Baltimore. The cemetery said last week the incident was "disappointing and disrepectful." In a news release, State's Attorney Scott D. Shellenberger said charges should be a deterrent to any future offenders.
The man has not yet been identified beyond his sports fan allegiance to the Cleveland Browns. In a video posted on YouTube, the man with a username BrownsFan4Life removes a Ravens jersey with former safety Ed Reed's name and number (20) and urinates on the grave site the bottom of his pants using a catheter tube.
---The Indianapolis Colts signed free agent linebacker Jonathon Sharpe and former Dallas Cowboys running back Phillip Tanner on Tuesday.
Sharpe participated in the 2014 Super Regional Combine in Detroit. Tanner was with the Cowboys from 2011 to 2013 and rushed for 149 yards and two touchdowns on 56 carries and added nine receptions for 93 yards. On special teams, he contributed 21 tackles.
---Former Buffalo Bills receiver Andre Reed is no fan of Jon Bon Jovi or Johnny Manziel.
As Reed prepares for induction into the Pro Football of Fame in Canton, Ohio, this weekend, he took some shots at the rocker who is part of a Toronto-based group bidding to buy the Bills to possibly move the franchise to Canada and also the Cleveland Browns rookie quarterback who is making headlines with his off-the-field actions.
"Man, (expletive) Bon Jovi!" Reed told New York Magazine. "You might as well just take this city, throw it in the river, and let it go down Niagara Falls."