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Bengals Announce The Release Of OLB James Harrison




ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that although Bengals LB James Harrison tweeted goodbye to Cincinnati, he has not been released yet.

Schefter adds that the Bengals and Harrison have spoken and are expected to continue to discuss the situation.


Bengals veteran OLB James Harrison has tweeted a goodbye to the city of Cincinnati, which implies he has been released.

Harrison, 35, signed a two-year contract worth $4.45 million that included a $1.2 million signing bonus with the Bengals last April. He had a base salary of $1.1 million to go along with $250,000 in per-game roster bonuses coming his way in 2014.

According to OvertheCap.com, Harrison’s 2014 cap figure was $2,034,375 million. The Bengals will save $1,434,375 million by releasing him.

Last year, he appeared in 15 games totaling 31 tackles, two sacks, an interception and a fumble recovery. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 9 outside linebacker in a 4-3 defense in 2013.




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