Originally written on NFL Injury Report  |  Last updated 11/16/14

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 Pittsburgh Steelers are expected to ask veteran linebacker James Harrison to accept a reduction in pay by reworking his contract in order to remain with the team. If they’re ultimately forced to cut ties with Harrison, there are some in the organization that won’t be happy, as the Steelers’ coaching staff wants the front office to retain the former Defensive Player of the Year, according to Ed Bouchette of The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. The coaching staff is counting on Harrison and Woodley for 2013. Harrison's $6.57 million salary could be an issue as the team tries to get under the cap, but the coaches would like him back at right outside linebacker. The Steelers are a veteran-laden team and, as such, they are up against the cap entering the offseason. Veterans such as Ben Roethlisberger and Troy Polamalu are expected to renegotiate their contracts in order to help the team sign others. Harrison is also likely to be approached about such a deal, but his agent has said that the linebacker isn’t interested in taking a pay cut in 2013. The Steelers are currently $14 million over the salary cap. They could save $5.1 million by cutting Harrison, but they’re likely to try to reduce the hit by reworking the 35-year-old’s contract first. If they’re unable to reach an agreement, more than just Pittsburgh’s fans will be disappointed. Follow @TheNFLInjuryRpt !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://www.thenflinjuryreport.com//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs"); var _gaq = _gaq || []; _gaq.push(['_setAccount', 'UA-34100676-1']); _gaq.push(['_trackPageview']); (function() { var ga = document.createElement('script'); ga.type = 'text/javascript'; ga.async = true; ga.src = ('https:' == document.location.protocol ? 'https://ssl' : 'http://www') + '.google-analytics.com/ga.js'; var s = document.getElementsByTagName('script')[0]; s.parentNode.insertBefore(ga, s); })(); Looking for fantasy football advice?
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