Saints S Jairus Byrd says he's been cleared for season
Byrd, 28, has missed 17 games over the past two seasons. He made the Pro Bowl in 2009, 2012 and 2013 with Buffalo before signing a six-year, $54 million deal with New Orleans.
Report: Broncos' Peyton Manning ready to take a pay cut for 2015
RB Roy Helu to test open market
Helu has averaged 4.4 yards per carry in four seasons with the Redskins while catching 129 passes and scoring 10 total touchdowns. He typically served as Washington's passing-down back.
Reports: Texans release OL Chris Myers
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
Free agent wide receiver
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
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
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
"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.
S Tyvon Branch meeting with Colts
Released by the Raiders on Tuesday, safety
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.
Giants WR Victor Cruz 'very confident' he can return to form
"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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