RENTON, Wash. – Mike Holmgren is already making deals with his former team.

The Seattle Seahawks traded backup quarterback Seneca Wallace to the Cleveland Browns in exchange for a 2011 undisclosed draft pick. A Seahawks spokesman confirmed the deal Monday night.

Wallace has spent his entire seven-year career with the Seahawks and was a favorite of Holmgren’s when he was Seattle’s coach. Holmgren is now the Browns’ team president.

Wallace’s best season was 2008, when he started eight games and threw for 1,532 yards and 11 touchdowns. He started two games last season while starter Matt Hasselbeck was injured.

Wallace was also sometimes used as a wide receiver and returner in Seattle.

The Browns already have Brady Quinn and Derek Anderson at quarterback, but both struggled last season. Quinn started nine games, and Anderson started seven.


STEELERS: A high-profile defense attorney hired by Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger on Monday disputed a college student’s claim that the two-time Super Bowl winner sexually assaulted her at a Georgia nightclub.

The 20-year-old told police Roethlisberger, who had been out barhopping with friends, assaulted her early Friday. Roethlisberger has not been charged.

“The facts show that there was no criminal activity. No sexual assault occurred,” attorney Ed Garland said in a statement Monday. “Ben is completely innocent of any crime.”

Milledgeville police said at a press conference that they expect to interview Roethlisberger in the next several days. They said they have not taken a DNA sample from him but probably will.

Authorities also said the woman has hired an attorney, though they would not identify him or her. The woman’s name has not been released.


BUCCANEERS: Tampa Bay acquired wide receiver Reggie Brown from the Philadelphia Eagles for a sixth-round pick in the 2011 draft.

Brown, 29, has 177 career receptions and 17 touchdowns.


LIONS: Detroit has traded two late-round draft picks to acquire cornerback Chris Houston from the Atlanta Falcons.

Houston became expendable after the Falcons signed Dunta Robinson as an unrestricted free agent.


CHIEFS: Kansas City re-signed unrestricted free agent wide receiver Chris Chambers, who provided spark to a lackluster offense when he joined the team midway through last season.

Chambers played in nine games for the Chiefs and finished with 36 receptions for 608 yards and four touchdowns, including two in his first game after being claimed off waivers from San Diego.


PANTHERS: Carolina continued its purge of veterans with the release of longtime fullback Brad Hoover, leaving the team with only three players on the roster older than 30.


RAIDERS: Oakland released wide receiver Javon Walker and defensive end Greg Ellis.

Walker was a disappointment right from the start after signing a $55 million contract that included an $11 million signing bonus two years ago.

He caught 15 passes for 196 yards and one touchdown in two injury-plagued seasons, while being paid $14 million.

Ellis signed a two-year contract with Oakland last June and tied for the team lead with seven sacks, but he was hampered by chronic knee problems in the second half of the season. He was due to make $2.5 million next season.


BILLS: Offensive tackle Cornell Green agreed to a three-year contract with Buffalo.

Green, a 10-year veteran, spent the past three seasons playing for the Oakland Raiders.


CHARGERS: San Diego claimed running back Marcus Mason off waivers from the Washington Redskins.


COLTS: Indianapolis released guard Ryan Lilja, who started all 19 games last season, including the Super Bowl loss to New Orleans.


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