Cushing was in the last year of the deal he signed as a rookie in 2009. The 26-year-old from USC returned to the field this summer after sustaining a season-ending knee injury in Week 5 of last season.
The defensive rookie of the year in 2009, Cushing has had more than 110 tackles in the two seasons when he played each game.
The New Orleans Saints brought back receiver
Vilma can't practice for the first six weeks of the schedule and can't be activated for the first eight weeks. Vilma has been rehabbing after August knee surgery.
Vilma, a central figure in the Saints bounty scandal, initially received a full-season suspension, which banned him from Saints facilities during much of the off-season and training camp. During a lengthy appeal, he was reinstated in Week 1 of the regular season, but placed on the physically unable to perform list before finally playing on Oct. 21. He also filed a defamation lawsuit against
Meachem was the Saints' first-round draft choice in 2007 and left for San Diego as a free agent last season.
His best season in New Orleans was 2009, when he had 45 catches for 722 yards and nine touchdowns in helping the Saints win their only Super Bowl title.
Last season, Meachem caught 14 passes for 207 yards and two touchdowns, both against the Saints.
The Browns have reached agreement with former
Cundiff, who previously kicked for Cleveland, auditioned Tuesday for the Browns. The team needed a kicker just four days before playing Miami after terminating veteran
Cundiff made all six field-goal tries for the Browns in 2009, when he filled in for an injured