Shaun Phillips is quietly generating interest

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The group of free-agent pass rushers on the wrong side of 30 contains a veteran whose name hasn’t been mentioned much in free agency, but who quietly is generating interest.

Shaun Phillips, a nine-year veteran of the Chargers, became available last week and remains available to someone/anyone.

Per a source with knowledge of the situation, Phillips remains on the radar screen of some of the teams currently looking for pass rushers.  Once the log jam consisting of the likes of Dumervil and Freeney and Osi and Abraham begins to break, Phillips could get some play.

It puts the 2010 Pro Bowler in roughly the same category as former Steelers linebacker James Harrison.  The difference, of course, is that Phillips became a free agent via the expiration of his contract, not by refusing a 30-percent reduction in his $6.57 million base salary, like Harrison did.