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According to Jason La Canfora of CBSSports.com, Steelers linebacker James Harrison is a prime candidate to be released. Harrison, the former NFL defensive MVP production has dipped, and his illegal hits increase.
The Steelers are looking to clean house and Harrison has become more a liability than asset. Harrison is schedule to make 6.6 million in 2013, but he isn’t expected to play under that number.
Harrison was named the AP NFL Defensive Player of the Year for the 2008 season and became the first undrafted player to win the award. However, his production has dropped by nearly 25% in tackles, forced fumbles, and sacks.
The Steelers are well known parting with a player a year early than late and La Canfora writes:
‘It wasn't that long ago that he was a defensive MVP, but age and injury have slowed him. The Steelers are paying other, younger linebackers big bucks and sources said the Steelers do not expect to bring him back at this salary. Many doubt Harrison would take a cut to stay without at least exploring outside options.’
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The more I look at last season the more ticked I get about the Pittsburgh Steelers’ 8-8 record. Clearly this team was better than that and there is enough blame to fill a ballroom. Unfortunately, when I start looking at the Steelers’ offense in 2013 I can’t say my anger subsides very much.
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Player: Greg Warren
Position: Long Snapper
Experience: 8 Years
Free Agent Status: Unrestricted...
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According to Bob McGinn of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, the Pittsburgh Steelers, along with several other NFL teams, recently showed interest in B.C. Lions right tackle Jovan Olafioye, who was named the best offensive lineman in the CFL last season.
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