Originally written on The Daily Sports Herald  |  Last updated 11/15/14

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)
The Steelers released controversial linebacker James Harrison, the team announced today. "We have informed James Harrison that we have released him," 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.” Harrison originally signed with the Steelers as an undrafted rookie free agent on April 22, 2002. He started 95 of 131 games played for Pittsburgh and registered 64 sacks to rank fourth in franchise history. He was the Associated Press NFL Defensive Player of the Year in 2008 after recording a Steelers’ record 16 sacks. Harrison's most memorable play in a Steeler uniform was his clutch, game-changing "pick six" in Super Bowl XLIII, where he intercepted Arizona's Kurt Warner in the red zone and ran it back 100 yards for a Pittsburgh touchdown. In 2012, H...
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