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The Pittsburgh Steelers had to release James Harrison due to the fact that they could not agree on a new deal. Harrison who has been a vocal leader for the Steelers defense ends his tenure in Pittsburgh. The five time Pro Bowler tweeted out, “It’s been a great run but all good things must come to a end. Thank you Steelers Nation I will miss you all!”
There have been talks between the Steelers front office and Harrison’s agent Bill Parise to get a deal that keep Harrison in Pittsburgh, but both sides couldn’t agree on contract terms. Harrison was looking to make a little more than $6.5 million next season, but since the team released him the Steelers now have a bit over $5 million in salary cap space.
Now with that extra cap space the Steelers can look at bringing back other free agents like Emmanuel Sanders, Steve McLendon, and running backs Isaac Redman and Jonathan Dwyer.
On the release of Harrison, Steelers general manager, Kevin Colbert said, “James has been an integral part of our success during his years in Pittsburgh and has helped us win two Lombardi trophies during that time. We appreciate all of his efforts and wish him the best.”
In Baltimore wide receiver Anquan Boldin told ESPN’s Adam Schefter that the Ravens have not communicated anything to him about restructuring his current contract. If Boldin stays in Baltimore he will look to make $6 million for the 2013 season.
According to a report from Fox Sports, Baltimore told Boldin that he needed to take a pay cut to say on the team, while USA Today stated the opposite citing Boldin declined the Ravens offer. If the Ravens do decide to cut him if a deal can’t be reached, Anquan did tell reporters that he would consider retiring from the NFL.
The Kansas City Chiefs keep on making moves this offseason. Head coach Andy Reid is molding his new team with players he feels will put the Chiefs in a better place in the AFC West. Kansas City signed former Atlanta Falcons cornerback Dunta Robinson. Robinson inked a three year deal with the Chiefs.
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Saturday evening I wrote all about the teams that former Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Harrison may and may not land with. The most obvious team that he could land with is the Cleveland Browns and apparently even Harrison thinks that would be "great", according to a report Sunday by Nate Ulrich of the Akron Beacon Journal.
"Playing for the Browns would bring...
Bill Parise, the agent for former Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Harrison, has been a busy man ever since his client was released on Saturday. Parise has already let the Cleveland Browns know on Sunday that Harrison would love to play for them and now the Baltimore Sun reports that Parise says Harrison is interested in joining the Baltimore Ravens as well.
The Pittsburgh Steelers were forced to cut James Harrison yesterday. Just like last off-season and many before it the Steelers had to make a tough decision in terms of creating cap space. Harrison is nearly 35 and battled with back and knee injuries during the 2012 season. Even so, the Steelers were hoping to keep Harrison around for at least one more year, but the two sides could...
Free agency 2013 is about to get underway at midnight, as teams are allowed to begin visiting with players. Techinically, nobody who is eligible for free agency can be signed until March 12, but there will be a ton of information being passed around over the next several days until ink and paper can meet. The only news happening now surrounds teams trying to create more room with...
James Harrison did some insane things as part of the Pittsburgh Steelers. The linebacker became the league’s most wanted villain as the face of the Steel City defense.
For all of the crushing hits ( what’s up Colt McCoy?) and the costly fines, Harrison was always about making the big play at the right time while in Pittsburgh.
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One of the most prolific defensive players in Pittsburgh Steelers history is with the franchise no more.
The Steelers announced Saturday that outside linebacker James Harrison was released.
The move came after Pittsburgh's front office was unable to reach agreement with Harrison on a restructured contract. Harrison was set to earn $6.57 million in 2013 and the Steelers are...
It is starting to appear as if the outright release of linebacker James Harrison by the Pittsburgh Steelers is pending. The Steelers are negotiating with Harrison’s agent while trying to sign Harrison to a new deal but the team has no intention of paying the controversial linebacker the nearly $14 million his current deal is valued at for the next two seasons.
The Pittsburgh Steelers are on the verge of cutting linebacker
James Harrison, according to Mike Garafolo of USA Today Sports. Pittsburgh and
Harrison continue to have issues coming to an agreement on a pay cut, and
Garafolo notes it is becoming increasingly likely the team releases the
The Steelers are attempting to get under the salary cap, and
they’ve asked several...
Now that the Pittsburgh Steelers have released linebacker James Harrison it will be up to fourth-year linebacker Jason Worilds to fill his shoes at the right outside linebacker position. Those shoes are large ones at that.
Pro Football Focus recently posted about the future of Harrison following his Saturday release and they highlighted his strengths and weaknesses moving forward...
Season 3, Episode 83 of The Terrible Podcast is up, and with co-host David Todd in New York covering the Big East tournament, I am joined by Mark Kaboly of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review as we discuss the re-signing of guard Ramon Foster on Monday and what it likely means for guard Willie Colon moving forward.
Linebacker James Harrison was released on Saturday so we discuss the...