The St. Louis Rams signed Pete Stoyanovich to kick Sunday against his former team, the Kansas City Chiefs. Stoyanovich, who was waived by the Chiefs last week, will fill in for Jeff Wilkins, who will miss the next two to three weeks after spraining his right thigh muscle on the opening kickoff of the Rams’ 45-29 victory over Atlanta on Sunday.
Germane Crowell, the Detroit Lions’ leader in pass receptions with 27 and second in yardage with 320, underwent surgery for a broken bone in his foot and will miss five to eight weeks. Crowell suffered the injury Friday in practice. Last season, he led the Lions with 81 catches for 1,338 yards and seven touchdowns.
The Green Bay Packers waived 16-year veteran offensive lineman Raleigh McKenzie, who rejoined the team Sept. 23 after being released during the preseason. McKenzie, 37, played as a backup in three games.
Minnesota defensive end Bryce Paup, a pass-rush specialist, will miss the next six weeks after breaking his right leg in Sunday’s 28-16 victory over Chicago. An MRI revealed the injury.