Originally written on Steelers Depot  |  Last updated 2/12/13

PITTSBURGH - DECEMBER 20: James Harrison #92 of the Pittsburgh Steelers high fives fans as he walks off the field following the game against the Green Bay Packers on December 20, 2009 at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)
According to John Harris of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Harrison is willing to restructure his contract, but he is not interested in taking a pay cut. Harrison, who is scheduled to earn a $6.57 million base salary, and count $10.035 million against the cap next season, is under contract through the 2014 season and his agent Bill Parise still considers the soon-to-be 35 year-old linebacker a bargain for the Steelers at that rate. "Can we help the Steelers by restructuring James' contract? We're certainly willing to do that, Parise told the paper. "Do Read more [...]
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  • Oh please, Harrison was never going to take a paycut to stay in Pittsburgh. He'll restructure just like anyone else does every year but he's not losing money that way. Players don't completely redo a contract in the middle of the deal, or tear it up to take less money unless they are literally threatened with being cut or in the unique case with Michael Vick...and even then it rarely happens.

    The Steelers aren't going to cut Harrison, they have no one to step in. They'll restructure and push more money off to future years like they always do.
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