DETROIT TIGERS--Named Tom Brookens manager of Oneonta of the New York-Penn League.
KANSAS CITY ROYALS--Agreed to terms with INF Denny Hocking on a minor league contract.
TAMPA BAY DEVIL RAYS--Agreed to terms with RHP Jeff Niemann.
ATLANTA BRAVES--Agreed to terms with 2B Marcus Giles on a one-year contract.
National Basketball Association
MINNESOTA TIMBERWOLVES--Signed F John Thomas to a 10-day contract.
National Football League
CHICAGO BEARS--Named Perry Fewell defensive backs coach.
INDIANAPOLIS COLTS--Named Jim Caldwell assistant head coach.
MINNESOTA VIKINGS--Named Steve Loney offensive coordinator.
SAN DIEGO CHARGERS--Signed CB Jonathan Cox, RB Ahmaad Galloway, LB Howard Hodges, WR Ruvell Martin, WR Carl Morris, RB Calvin Murray, C Isaiah Ross and TE-LS Danny Young to one-year contracts and allocated them to NFL Europe. Signed T Carlos Joseph and WR Willie Quinnie to one-year contracts.
TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS--Named Aaron Kromer senior assistant.
Arena Football League
ARIZONA RATTLERS--Signed K Chris Sailer.
CHICAGO RUSH--Signed OL-DL Jason Baksas. Waived QB Sam Clemons, DS Travis Coleman, OS Jamel Riddle and OS J.R. Thomas. Released WR-LB Lindsay Fleshman.
COLUMBUS DESTROYERS--Waived DS Henry Baker, WR-DB Torrey Day, FB-LB Toran James and WR-DB Jason Kaiser.
LAS VEGAS GLADIATORS--Signed WR-LB Ricky Ross.
NEW ORLEANS VOODOO--Re-signed WR-LB Tremaine Neal. Waived DS Antonio Watson.
NEW YORK DRAGONS--Signed WR-DB Kenny Johnson. Waived FB-LB Laurence Nolen.
ORLANDO PREDATORS--Signed OL-DL Shawn King.
SAN JOSE SABERCATS--Signed WR-LB George Williams.
Southern Professional Hockey League
COLUMBUS COTTONMOUTHS--Re-signed RW Doug Mann. Suspended D Jeff Cameron.