Bears release fullback Edwards

Chicago Bears: The Bears released veteran fullback Marc Edwards and activated fullback Jason McKie from the non-football
injury list on Tuesday.

Edwards, who signed with the Bears in July, started five games
and caught 10 passes for 66 yards and two touchdowns.

McKie, a four-year veteran, has played in 22 games, 21 in two
seasons with Chicago. He appeared in a career-high 15 games in
2004, starting two, and caught 13 passes for 79 yards. He tied for
the team lead with two touchdown receptions.

Miami Dolphins: The team placed wide receiver David Boston on injured reserve with a knee injury.

The team signed wide receiver Cliff Russell to fill Boston's
spot. Russell spent one week on the Dolphins' active roster earlier
this year.

Boston played five games this season, catching four passes for
80 yards. He was inactive for three games. He was first signed as
free agent on Oct. 12.

Minnesota Vikings: The Vikings signed
quarterback J.T. O'Sullivan and released veteran
cornerback Ken Irvin.

O'Sullivan will be the third quarterback behind Brad Johnson and
Shaun Hill. The team needed another quarterback when
Daunte Culpepper went out for the season with a knee injury.

O'Sullivan was drafted in the sixth round by New Orleans in 2002
and was traded to Green Bay last season. He was on Chicago's
practice squad when the Vikings signed him.

Irvin, an 11-year veteran, missed last season because of a
ruptured Achilles tendon and played sparingly this year. He has 10
career interceptions.

New York Jets: The Jets signed receivers Harry Williams Jr. and Dante Ridgeway to the active roster Tuesday after
losing Wayne Chrebet for the season.

Williams, a rookie seventh-round pick, and Ridgeway were on the
practice squad. Also Tuesday, the Jets officially placed Chrebet
(concussion) and tight end Chris Baker (ankle) on injured reserve.
Their addition gives the Jets nine players on IR this season.

In other moves, the Jets signed tight end Corey Lamkin and
rookie wide receiver Craig Bragg to the practice squad. The
6-foot-6, 240-pound Lamkin played basketball at Texas A&M-Corpus
Christi, averaging 13 points and 7.8 rebounds a game as a senior

New Orleans Saints: The Saints signed running back Anthony Thomas, a fifth-year veteran recently released by the Dallas Cowboys.

Thomas appeared in five games this season for the Cowboys before becoming expendable with the emergence of rookies Marion Barber and
Tyson Thompson. He has rushed for 3,412 career yards on 894 attempts with 21 touchdowns. In addition, he has 74 catches for 514 yards.

Thomas compiled a pair of 1,000 yard rushing seasons in four
years with Chicago before signing a one-year deal with the Cowboys.

To make room for Thomas on the roster, the Saints waived safety Siddeeq Shabazz.