Originally posted on NFL Trade Rumors  |  Last updated 3/7/13

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)
Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports that the Steelers have reached an impasse in regarding to restructuring OLB James Harrison‘s contract. Bouchette adds that ”the chance has increased that the star linebacker could be released soon.” Harrison, 34, has two years remaining on his contract with base salaries of $6.57 million and $7.575 million respectively. The problem is that Harrison carries cap figures of $10.035 and $9.04 million over the next two years and the Steelers could really use some addition cap space. Harrison underwent knee surgery last August, but still wound up with six sacks. If Pittsburgh were to release him, they’d own him $4.93 million, but unless he’s willing to work with them regarding a reasonable salary, there’s a decent chance that he could be released in the next few days.   The post Steelers Getting Close To Releasing OLB James Harrison? appeared first on NFL Trade Rumors -.
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