James Harrison cut; Boldin and Dumervil likely to follow

Unsurprisingly, the bloodletting of highly paid veterans is continuing today, first with Pittsburgh's release of former DPOY James Harrison. It remains to be seen which teams will be interested in signing Harrison; Ted had suggested Houston as a possibility, while Khaled Elsayed thinks Indy, Arizona, and Cleveland would be well-served to consider him.

WR Anquan Boldin, who had 22 catches and four touchdowns during Baltimore's postseason run, is likely the next big name to become available, as he has reportedly turned down the Ravens' request for a pay cut.

DE Elvis Dumervil appears likely to join that list, and the Broncos are said to be one of several teams scouring the DE market in advance of that decision.

News

The Chargers tendered WR Danario Alexander at the lowest level and retained kicker Nick Novak and long snapper Mike Windt on four-year deals.

Buffalo agreed with CB Leodis McKelvin on a new four-year deal.

Pittsburgh placed low tenders on NT Steve McClendon, RB Isaac Redman, and RB Jonathan Dwyer.

Tampa Bay re-signed RB LeGarrette Blount for one year at $1.75M, tendered DE Daniel Te'o-Nesheim at the lowest level, and reportedly hopes to retain S Ronde Barber.

Washington agreed to a new three-year deal with TE Logan Paulsen.

Arizona will release WR Early Doucet.

New Orleans retained DE/LB Junior Galette for three years and placed a second-round tender on center Brian de la Puente.

Rumors

Lions DE Cliff Avril, Bucs DE Michael Bennett, and Dolphins CB Sean Smith are each reportedly drawing interest from several teams.

Arizona and Detroit are said to be pursuing former Dolphins RB Reggie Bush.

Updated 5:38pm ET

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