Houston Texans linebacker Brian Cushing has signed a six-year contract extension, reportedly worth more than $55 million.
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.
Saints add Meachem
The New Orleans Saints brought back receiver Robert Meachem, shortly after his release by the San Diego Chargers, then put linebacker Jonathan...