The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have signed veteran kicker Rian Lindell and waived linebacker Joe Holland.
Lindell, who played collegiately at Washington State, spent the past 10 seasons with the Buffalo Bills, ranking second in franchise history with 225 field goals made and 980 points scored.
Diehl out six weeks
New York Giants offensive lineman David Diehl will need surgery to repair an unstable right thumb. The 32-year-old was hurt in Sunday’s preseason game vs. Indianapolis and is expected to be sidelined six weeks.
The surgery will come one day after Diehl was moved from right tackle to left guard in the wake of an injury to center David Baas.
New York Jets wide receiver Santonio Holmes still has no timetable on when he might return to the field as he recovers from a serious foot injury. … The Baltimore Ravens acquired running back Delone Carter from the Indianapolis Colts in a trade for wide receiver David Reed. … Houston Texans defensive end Antonio Smith has been suspended by the NFL for the season opener and the last two preseason games for hitting Miami guard Richie Incognito with the Dolphins player’s helmet. … Chicago Bears linebacker Jonathan Bostic has been fined $21,000 for a hit during last week’s preseason game against San Diego. … New York Jets fullback Lex Hilliard was placed on season-ending injured reserve, a day after seriously injuring his shoulder at practice. … Ten former NFL players, including five Hall of Famers, want the league to pay if NFL Films uses images of them without their consent.