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James Harrison, Cincinnati Bengals resume talks

James Harrison's courtship with the Cincinnati Bengals is back on.

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NFL free agency is underway. Follow all of the latest player rumors and signings in our free-agent tracker. More...'s Ian Rapoport cited a source to report Friday that there is movement between the team and the free-agent linebacker, but it's not a done deal just yet.

That lines up with a report from The Cincinnati Enquirer's Joe Reedy, who was told by Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis he believed "something would be concluded one way or another" with Harrison prior to next week's 2013 NFL Draft.

Harrison visited the Bengals earlier this month, and there was optimism the former Steelers linebacker would sign with the Bengals. Those talks, however, took a downward turn earlier this week, with one source telling Rapoport that it "doesn't look real good."

The Bengals also remain interested in former Miami Dolphins pass rusher Karlos Dansby, Rapoport was told Wednesday, but the team ultimately plans to pursue just one of the free agents, not both.

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"Either player that comes in, we make some adjustment to things we do and we feel good about them," Lewis told Reedy of Harrison and Dansby. "They bring some playmaking ability to us and would be good to have. They are good men and would continue to enhance the defensive room. Both guys are smart guys and that would be good."

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