The Pittsburgh Steelers have released running back LeGarrette Blount.
Minnesota Vikings running-back Adrian Peterson has been suspended without pay for the remainder of the 2014 NFL season.
Cleveland Browns waive running back Ben Tate just over half-a-season into his two-year deal with the franchise.
In-form Kansas City can cover the handicap when they travel to winless Oakland on Thursday night in the NFL.
Running back Le'Veon Bell inspired Pittsburgh to a come-from-behind 27-24 victory over Tennessee on Monday.