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James Harrison may still have hope that he has a chance of returning to black and yellow, but the Pittsburgh Steelers are ready to close the door on the 34 year-old defensive player.
After the Baltimore Ravens signed Elvis Dumervil, the line of people waiting on Harrison seemed slim to none. Although Harrison’s agent has told ESPN’s Adam Schefter that he hasn’t closed the door on his client returning to Pittsburgh, Coach Mike Tomlin has basically closed that door, locked the deadbolt, and chained the door shut.
“I believe that Jason Worilds is champing at the bit to prove he is capable of being that,” Tomlin told Bouchette at the NFL Annual Meeting in Phoenix. “When I first got to Pittsburgh in 2007, and we had to let go of Joey Porter, there was a guy that came in my office that was ready to prove that he was capable of 900 to 1,000 snaps a year. His name was James Harrison. We will see what Worilds is capable of doing.“
Since the Steelers seem to be confident in their 2009 second-round pick, Harrison will have to go back out on the market and search from a new home. I am pretty sure now he is wondering why he didn’t take that pay cut. A little money is better than no money.
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On Monday, Bill Parise, the agent for former Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Harrison, said that his client had not closed the door on possibly returning to the team that released him a few weeks ago. The only problem with that is the Steelers apparently have closed the door.
Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports on Tuesday that the Steelers have informed Harrison...
The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette’s Ed Bouchette reported this morning that the Pittsburgh Steelers made it known over the weekend that they would not be renewing any interest in former Steeler James Harrison. This announcement comes on the heels of Harrison’s agent Bill Parise suggesting that Harrison would be open to coming back to the Steelers.
First of all, I’m not ready to say...
Earlier today it was reported that the Pittsburgh Steelers have told James Harrison’s agent that they don’t plan on re-signing his client.
According to Jason Cole of Yahoo! Sports, one of the reasons the Steelers don’t want to bring Harrison back is due to some concerns over his attitude.
Another reason Steelers won’t re-sign James Harrison is that they’re concerned his...
According to Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, the Steelers have informed James Harrison’s agent that they will not be re-signing him.
Steelers closed the door on James Harrison over the weekend. Their options now at right outside linebacker:
Bill Parise, Harrison’s agent, said on Monday that he “has a couple things going on” with teams in the NFL. However, the...
According to Adam Schefter of ESPN, former Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Harrison is open to returning to the team that released him just before the new league year.
Harrison was reportedly in Baltimore for a scheduled visit with Baltimore Ravens on Sunday when the team reached an agreement with former Denver Broncos linebacker Elvis Dumervil. With Dumervil now in the fold...
Despite being available for the price of a Neil O’Donnell jersey, the Steelers reportedly told free agent linebacker James Harrison they don’t want him to return to Pittsburgh. The 34-year-old Harrison, who the Steelers signed as an undrafted talent out of Kent State in 2002, was clipped by Pittsburgh on March 9. Harrison, a four-time All-Pro and five-time Pro Bowler who has...
According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, Bill Parise, the agent of free agent linebacker James Harrison says his client is open to re-signing with the Pittsburgh Steelers after being relased by them this offseason.
James Harrison’s agent, Bill Parise, said he has not closed the door on his client returning to PITT and would welcome a call from Steelers.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter...
Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Ike Taylor was asked about the recent release of veteran linebacker James Harrison Tuesday on his weekly radio show, and while he said that he hasn't yet talked to his former long-time teammate since his release, he did give his overall opinion on football being a business, as only he can do.
"You've got to understand; we're getting...