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2013 NFL free agency: Big, old names facing release around the league

Gregory Shamus

With teams around the league still up against the cap, which will take effect when the new league year starts Tuesday at 4pm, a number of high priced veterans are facing the chopping block.

The Cardinals already released 5x Pro Bowler and 4x All Pro Adrian Wilson last week. He's 33 years old.

The Steelers announced today they were cutting ties with James Harrison. He has 5 pro bowls, a defensive MVP and 2 Super Bowls on his resume. He'll turn 35 in 2 months.

3x pro bowler Anquan Boldin has been told to take a paycut or be released by the Ravens. Reports are that he's decided to see what the market will bear and will likely be a free agent before Tuesday. He's 32.

It will be interesting to see where guys like this end up. Typically the good teams around the league, who could see value in a veteran like them for a year, don't have much cap room. The teams with space... they're not looking for old guys. I would think it goes without saying that the Eagles wouldn't be in the market for any of those guys.

There are a few other older guys without such big names that are available as well.

Dawan Landry, Safety, Jacksonville Jaguars, 30 years old. Aaron Ross, Cornerback, Jaguars, 30 years old. Chris Gamble, Cornerback, Carolina Panthers, 30 years old. Atari Bigby, Safety, San Diego Chargers, 31 years old. Bobbie Williams, Guard, Baltimore Ravens: 37 years old.