Several vets cut; Steelers likely to dump Harrison; Cruz, Abraham drawing serious interest

A couple of weeks ago, we snickered at word that Dolphins backup QB Matt Moore was seeking a multiyear deal worth around $5M per season. Well, Moore's laughing all the way to the bank, as he's apparently about to get $8M over two years to stay in Miami.

Probably only half of that is guaranteed, but Moore still got what he wanted - a cushy salary to be a backup QB. Not bad at all. The deal is in line with what Kyle Orton got from Dallas last year (three years, $10.5M, $5M guaranteed).

By comparison, the Broncos are molding their QB of the future in Brock Osweiler, and he'll be making just $3.5M over the life of his four-year contract.

Obviously, Moore and Orton are more accomplished and at this point deserve to be paid more than Osweiler, but still, that's a lot of cheddar for two players who are nothing more than insurance policies.

News

Pittsburgh is expected to release LB James Harrison.

Jacksonville has released safety Dawan Landry today; he was set to make $5.35M this season. Cutting Landry saves the Jaguars $2.8M in cap room, but leaves $3.9M in dead money. The Jags have also cut corner Aaron Ross; the move saves $3M in cap space.

As expected, Carolina released CB Chris Gamble; the move frees up $7.9M in cap space; Arizona cut safety Adrian Wilson; the move saves the Cards $3M in cap room and leave $1.925M in dead money.

Cincy re-signed punter Kevin Huber to a five-year deal and is expected to re-up with long snapper Clark Harris; San Diego released safety Atari Bigby; Baltimore released G Bobbie Williams.

The LOLJets have asked WR Santonio Holmes to take a pay cut.

DE John Abraham will visit the Niners following his meeting with the Seahawks; he's also drawing interest from the Titans, Saints, and Bucs.

Rumors

The Giants are reportedly hoping to re-sign TE Martellus Bennett and guard Kevin Boothe, while a slew of teams are said to be interested in signing RFA WR Victor Cruz.

Chicago is said to be interested in Jets guard Brandon Moore, who was on the wrong end of the Buttfumble, and they reportedly hope to re-sign QB Jason Campbell.

Baltimore is expected to make a big push to retain LB Dannell Ellerbe; Philly is reportedly interested in Niners S Dashon Goldson.

Updated 5:49pm ET

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