James Harrison has been added to the NFL unemployment line.

The Cincinnati Bengals cut the 35-year old five-time pro bowl linebacker, after he made just 30 tackles last year and started to show some decline.

"It's time for us to go a different direction now, with some younger guys, but we will all still reap benefits from having had James with us as a Bengal last year," Bengals coach Marvin Lewis told ESPN. 

"He's a player everyone looks up to because of his ability, his accomplishments and his drive to be the best. He helped us win a division title with his play and with the example he set," Lewis added.

Harrison was a dominant player during his time with the Pittsburgh Steelers, where he was the 2008 NFL Defensive Player of the Year, and helped Pittsburgh win two Super Bowls. 

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