Veteran linebacker Greg Favors signed, two weeks after he was released by Indianapolis, where he was inactive the first eight games. Receiver Reggie Germany, who spent the season on injured reserve recovering from knee surgery, was released.
BROWNS: Tight end Aaron Shea will miss the season with a severely sprained left ankle. Fullback R.J. Bowers was signed from the practice squad.
CHARGERS: Defensive end Otis Leverette was claimed off waivers from Washington, and former Saints and Dolphins cornerback Jerry Wilson signed. Defensive end Chris Demaree and receiver Dondre Gilliam were released.
COWBOYS: Safety Darren Woodson (abdomen strain) and offensive lineman Larry Allen (left ankle) will have season-ending surgery.
DOLPHINS: Cornerback Paul Miranda, waived by the team Oct. 15, re-signed. He spent two seasons with the Seahawks before they waived him in September.
GIANTS: Punter Tom Rouen was released and receiver Tony Simmons re-signed. Center Chris Bober (biceps tear) is listed as doubtful for Sunday's game against Houston.
PANTHERS: A judge ordered offensive lineman Chris Terry arrested after he failed to appear in court in Berea, Ohio, on a misdemeanor charge of assaulting his wife. Defense attorney Chris Fialko said he and Terry planned to meet at the courthouse before the hearing and did not know why Terry failed to show.
Also, Julius Peppers' appeal of his four-game suspension will not be heard by the league until next week, leaving the rookie defensive end eligible to play Sunday against Atlanta.
PATRIOTS: Cornerback Jimmy Hitchcock was released.
STEELERS: Todd Peterson, the league's most inaccurate kicker with nine missed field goals in 21 attempts, will miss the season with a broken rib. Former North Carolina kicker Jeff Reed signed.