Originally written March 09, 2013 on NFL Injury Report:
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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 veteran. The Steelers are attempting to get under the salary cap, and they’ve asked several veteran players – including quarterback Ben Roethlisberger – to restructure their contracts in order to help them do so. Harrison has said he’d be willing to restructure his current deal, but he is not interested in taking a pay cut for the 2013 season. The linebacker is set to receive a $6.57 million base salary next year. Harrison will turn 35 by the start of next season, and while he’s still a solid player he’s clearly in decline. For this reason, and due to his unwillingness to budget on his 2013 compensation, the Steelers are expected to part ways with him if they’re unable to make progress prior to the start of the new league year, which is Tuesday. 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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