With the recent free-agent addition of veterans Darren Sharper and Pierson Prioleau, things were beginning to get crowded in the interior of the Saints' secondary, so team officials thinned the bunch on by releasing free safety Kevin Kaesviharn.
There are still 11 days before the Browns have to decide how to proceed with center LeCharles Bentley. But even with the clock ticking, GM Phil Savage indicated to local reporters this week that the team will likely use all the time available.
Citing unnamed sources, The Philadelphia Inquirer reported Monday that Donte' Stallworth is a participant in the NFL's substance-abuse program and he could be subject to a suspension if he violates terms of the the program again.
Commissioner Roger Goodell said Saturday night that he has been in discussions with officials from the NFL Players Association about the eligibility of league players who have been suspended to earn so-called "honors" like the Pro Bowl squad.
Hard bargaining on a deal for Reggie Bush will begin on Thursday, as Saints officials and agent Joel Segal are scheduled to engage in what almost certainly will be the most substantive negotiations yet on a contract.