One veteran wants to stay in Pittsburgh, another was told he had to leave Chicago.
Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Harrison is willing to restructure his contract for the next two seasons, though he's not willing to take a pay cut, his agent told the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review on Tuesday.
Harrison is set to earn $6.57 million this season and $7.57 million in 2014.
Harrison will turn 35 in May and had 70 tackles and six sacks last season. He missed the first three games while recovering from knee surgery.
Meanwhile, veteran wide receiver Johnny Knox was released by the Chicago Bears, ending a four-year stint with the team.
Knox started 27 of 45 games from 2009-11 with the Bears, catching 133 passes for 2,214 yards and 12 touchdowns. He missed last 2012 season on the PUP list with a back injury.
The 26-year-old hasn't played since suffering a spinal injury Dec. 18, 2011 on a hit by Seattle Seahawks defensive end Anthony Hargrove. He has had surgery to repair a fractured vertebra.
---The NFL is prepared for cold, but contingency plans are being made for how to respond to ominous weather forecasts that might include ice, snow or blizzard conditions when the Super Bowl is played Feb. 2, 2014 -- outdoors at Giants Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J.
According to Sports Business Journal, the league is weighing appropriate response action to a severe weather event like the nor'easter that dumped more than two feet of snow in the Boston area last weekend.
The NFL won't eliminate the possibility of rescheduling its billion-dollar extravaganza in the name of safety, and could opt to play the game Saturday if a major storm is expected Super Bowl Sunday. There's an equal chance the game could be moved back a day to Monday.
---Michael Vick turns 33 in June, but to be successful, he'll have to play as if he's years younger.
"What I have to do is just go out and play lights-out football and not worry about getting hurt. Over the last two years I was trying to protect myself, trying to make sure that I was out on the football field with my teammates. Just putting too much effort into not being injured. When you do that, it slows you down just a half second," Vick told ESPN Radio.
Vick hasn't played a full 16-game schedule since 2006 and last year absorbed more hits than any quarterback other than Colts rookie Andrew Luck behind a fragile offensive line.
Though the Eagles restructured Vick's contract and he could earn as much as $10 million in 2013, health might be his biggest hurdle. Vick was guaranteed only $3.5 million in what for bookkeeping purposes is a three-year deal that won't last that long. The restructure contract replaced the $100 million extension signed in 2011, including $35.5 million guaranteed.
---Former special teams player Keith Burns was named special teams coordinator for the Washington Redskins, the team announced.