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.”
Bills acquire QB Matt Cassel for 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
The trade won't be finalized until the new league year begins next Tuesday.
Giants DE Damontre Moore has arm in a sling
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.
Vikings officials meeting with Adrian Peterson on Wednesday
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.
LB Jarret Johnson to retire as a Raven
"I also want to thank my Baltimore family," Johnson wrote on Instagram. "Where I learned to be a pro and conduct yourself like a warrior on the field. Where I spent 9 of the best years of my life."
Andre Johnson's agent asks Texans to cut him
Johnson, 33, has two years and $21.5 million left on his contract. He has spent his entire 12-year career with Houston, racking up 1,012 catches for 13,597 yards and 64 touchdowns.
Assuming he is released, Johnson is expected to try to latch on with a Super Bowl contender. He's appeared in four playoff games without reaching a Super Bowl.
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