Originally posted on 60 Max Power O  |  Last updated 2/17/13
As the Pittsburgh Steelers figure out how to move forward without totally dismantling their team, linebacker James Harrison is very much in their plans. However, due to salary cap problems, the Steelers are looking for the veteran to take a pay cut. Harrison has balked at the idea, but for the Steelers it’s a situation they really need to work out. The lack of depth at outside linebacker makes it a problem to cut Harrison, their sack leader in 2012. Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette writes that Pittsburgh is actually counting on Harrison for 2013: ‘The coaching staff is counting on Harrison and Woodley for 2013. Harrison's $6.57 million salary could be an issue as the team tries to get under the cap, but the coaches would like him back at right outside linebacker. Harrison was held back by knee surgery that was curiously delayed until training camp after the issue kept him from participating in most of the spring drills. He missed the first three games and took at least half the season before he returned to form. He started the rest of the 13 games and tied for the sack lead with six.’ var switchTo5x=true; stLight.options({publisher:''});
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