It’s been a great run but all good things must come to a end. Thank you Steelers Nation I will miss you all!
— James Harrison (@jharrison9292) March 9, 2013
Love him or hate him, James Harrison has been one of the most terrifying pass-rushers of the past decade after being undrafted out of Kent State, and it now appears the club who gave him his shot in the NFL has finally decided to part ways with him after the two sides failed to re-negotiate his current contract.
Harrison played well last year, and over the past two seasons, Harrison had 129 tackles, 15 sacks and four forced fumbles. But approaching 35 years old and with a $6.57 million salary, it was time for him to either take a paycut or take a hike, and he chose the latter. It’s unclear as to how much he will command in free agency, but he’ll probably have to play for a one or two-year deal with not much guaranteed money at his age.
Steelers will carry $4.93M in dead money after releasing Harrison later today, save $5.105M on their 2013 salary cap.
— Albert Breer (@AlbertBreer) March 9, 2013