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Reports: Texans release OL Chris Myers
(2:52 pm ET) The Texans released offensive lineman Chris Myers Wednesday, according to multiple reports. The team will save $6 million due to his release, according to spotrac.com. 

The two-time Pro Bowler, who spent seven seasons with the Texans, was voted first-team All-Pro in 2011 by Pro Football Focus.


Report: Wide receiver Jacoby Jones to visit Chargers Thursday
by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(2:47 pm ET) Free agent wide receiver Jacoby Jones is scheduled to visit with the Chargers Thursday, according to U-T San Diego.

Jones, who was cut by the Ravens last week, has also visited with the Bengals and Titans. Jones had nine receptions for 131 yards and six first downs in 2014, but averaged 30 yards per kick return.


Giants working to restructure Jon Beason's contract
(2:40 pm ET) The Giants are working with Jon Beason to restructure his contract, per NJ.com.

Beason, who was acquired in a 2013 trade with the Panthers, is scheduled to be paid $5.9 million and count $7.4 million against the salary cap in 2015. The middle linebacker played in only four games last season due to toe and foot ailments.

"We've been back and forth trying to come to terms and they're doing the best they can to try and be fair under the situation," Beason said during a radio interview Wednesday. "As a so-called agent, I'm trying to do the best I can to make sure that I get the opportunity to earn some of that money back."


Report: C.J. Spiller turned out $4.5 million from Bills to return
by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(2:38 pm ET) Running back C.J. Spiller reportedly turned down $4.5 million per year from the Bills to return to the team in 2015, according to NBC4 in Washington D.C.

Spiller, who said Tuesday he would not return to the team after receiving the news of the trade to add LeSean McCoy, is looking for a different role as he hits free agency.

The 27-year-old is reportedly being pursued by the Jets, Dolphins, Cardinals and 49ers who played in nine games in 2014, rushing for 300 yards on 78 carries.


Bills expected to put on 'full-court press' for LB David Harris
by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(2:13 pm ET) The Bills and new coach Rex Ryan are expected to put on a "full-court press" for inside linebacker David Harris, who thrived under Ryan with the Jets, reports the New York Daily News. Harris made at least 120 tackles each of the past three seasons.

"It's a no-brainer," the report said of Buffalo's interest.

Harris, 31, is an impending free agent who's played his entire eight-year career with the Jets.

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S Tyvon Branch meeting with Colts
by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(1:39 pm ET) Released by the Raiders on Tuesday, safety Tyvon Branch is meeting with the Colts on Wednesday, reports ESPN.com.

Indy needs safety help: The team released LaRon Landry three weeks ago, and Mike Adams and Sergio Brown are headed to free agency. Branch can play both safety positions, the report said, but has been limited to five games the past two seasons due to injury.

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Giants WR Victor Cruz 'very confident' he can return to form
by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(1:18 pm ET) Giants receiver Victor Cruz, who tore his patella tendon last October, told the New York Post his knee is "feeling better every day." He has begun running on a machine that allows him to use partial body weight, the paper said.

"I just want to get back out there and get back to 100 percent," Cruz said. "I’m very confident I can get back to where I was.”

Cruz said he understands GM Jerry Reese's recent comment that the team can't count on Cruz regaining his Pro Bowl form. He knows he has a lot to prove.

“I’m extremely anxious to run for real and make those cuts you need to make when you’re healthy,” Cruz said. “I’m a competitor and want to start that process now. I’ll be out there soon enough.”

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Bills acquire QB Matt Cassel for draft picks
by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(12:36 pm ET) The Bills announced they've acquired quarterback Matt Cassel from the Vikings. Buffalo also will receive one undisclosed draft pick while giving away two undisclosed draft picks.

Cassel, 32, won the starting job in Minnesota last year but suffered a season-ending foot injury Week 3 that required surgery.

Cassel is signed for this season at $4.15 million. He'll compete with EJ Manuel and possibly otheres for the starting job in Buffalo.

The trade won't be finalized until the new league year begins next Tuesday.

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Giants DE Damontre Moore has arm in a sling
by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(12:29 pm ET) Giants defensive end Damontre Moore had his right arm in a sling as he watched Texas A&M's Pro Day with other former Aggies, reports the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. More information on Moore's injury was not immediately available.

The Giants expect big things from Moore in 2015 after he registered 5.5 sacks and 32 tackles last season. The 6-5, 250-pounder is entering his third season.

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Vikings officials meeting with Adrian Peterson on Wednesday
by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(12:14 pm ET) Vikings officials flew to Houston to meet with running back Adrian Peterson on Wednesday, reports the Minneapolis Star Tribune. Coach Mike Zimmer was among the contingent.

Peterson's suspension, which was supposed to run until at least April 15, was deemed flawed by Judge David Doty and sent back to the league. The NFL put Peterson on the exempt list and appealed to the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals.

“We are able to have communication now with Adrian,” general manager Rick Spielman said Monday. “We’ll keep all those communications internal. I don’t want to give you guys a blow-by-blow [account] every day. I think it’s been very clearly stated that we want to have Adrian Peterson back. There’s no question about the talent. He’s a unique talent and he’s under contract with us next year.”

Peterson said recently he was feeling "uneasy" about returning to the Vikings.

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