Former Falcon John Abraham meets with Seahawks, 49ers

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Former Atlanta Falcons defensive end John Abraham met with the Seattle Seahawks and San Francisco 49ers on Friday.

Tennessee and Denver have also expressed interest in the free agent, who had 68.5 sacks over his seven seasons with the Falcons.

Abraham was released by Atlanta earlier this month.

PANTHERS: Released starting cornerback Chris Gamble in a move that will get them under this year’s NFL salary cap.

By releasing Gamble the Panthers will save $7.9 million under this year’s salary cap. He becomes a free agent.

Gamble has played in 123 career regular season games with 117 starts and is the franchise’s leader with 27 career interceptions. His 117 career regular season starts are the most by a cornerback in franchise history.

CARDINALS: Released Adrian Wilson on Friday, bringing an end to the hard-hitting, five-time Pro Bowl strong safety’s 12 seasons with the team.

Wilson, one of six NFL players with 25 interceptions and 25 sacks, made the Pro Bowl in 2006 and every year from 2008 through 2011. He had 27 interceptions and 25½ sacks, including eight in 2005, which were the most ever by a defensive back.

DOLPHINS: Receiver Brian Hartline agreed to a five-year deal for nearly $31 million to remain with the Miami.

COURTS: Former Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Freddie Mitchell admitted to his role in a tax-fraud scheme.

Mitchell pleaded guilty in federal court in Orlando, Fla., Friday to a single count of conspiracy to file a false claim. He faces a maximum prison sentence of 10 years and a maximum fine of $250,000.

Prosecutors say Mitchell and two others concocted a scheme that involved filing a false tax return on behalf of another professional athlete.


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