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GIANTS RELEASE SIMMS

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Phil Simms became the latest victim of the NFL's new salary cap when the New York Giants released the 38-year-old quarterback. Giants coach Dan Reeves said he gave Simms, who was to make $2.5 million this season, the option of retiring or being released.

In other NFL news, Green Bay tight end Jackie Harris signed a four-year offer sheet with Tampa Bay; defensive lineman Leonard Marshall, recently released by the New York Jets, signed with the Washington Redskins; and linebacker Alfred Williams, the Cincinnati Bengals' No. 1 draft pick in 1991, signed a one-year contract for $866,000.