James Harrison signs two-year contract with Steelers

Posted on Mar 1 2017 - 2:12pm by Rachael McKriger
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James Harrison isn’t going anywhere.

The linebacker, who is 38-years-old, signed a two-year contract with the Pittsburgh Steelers on Wednesday afternoon. According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the deal is worth $3.5 million.

Harrison spent his entire career with the Pittsburgh Steelers, minus a short stint with the Cincinnati Bengals in 2013. This past 2016 season, Harrison broke the Steelers franchise record for most career sacks, and currently owns 81.5 sacks to his name (79.5 in a Steelers uniform).

In 2016, Harrison recorded 53 tackles in 15 appearances in the regular season. He recorded five sacks and managed to grab one interception off Kirk Cousins of the Washington Redskins.

Harrison broke the news by tweeting out a picture of him signing his contract, just a few short days after Antonio Brown signed his contract extension and Le’Veon Bell signed his franchise tag tender.

“It was easy,” said Harrison, to the Steelers official website. “That is what both parties wanted and we were able to come to an agreement. It’s home. It’s the only place that I really wanted to be. It’s where my family is. It’s a great organization.”

“I want to get a Lombardi,” said Harrison. “I want to get another Super Bowl. That is the biggest thing I want to accomplish. The other thing would be, I want to prove anybody wrong that doubts me.”

“It’s special to bring them down for the Saturday walk through, things like that,” said Harrison. “That is something I don’t believe you get to do everywhere. I don’t think teams are open to that. It shows the family mindset the Steelers have.”

More information on the story, including quotes from Harrison, will be provided when available.


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