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Harrison, Steelers Reach Two-Year Deal

The Steelers have reached another contract agreement with their all-time leading pass-rusher.

James Harrison said last November that he felt he could "play until I'm at least 40."

By signing a two-year contract worth a reported $3.5 million with the Steelers today, the 38-year-old Harrison just might get that chance. 

The team's all-time leader with 79.5 sacks, Harrison started 7-of-15 regular-season games played in 2016 and the Steelers on all seven games.

Harrison compiled 53 tackles and forced two fumbles. His 5.0 sacks led the team, as did his 2.5 sacks in the postseason. Harrison tied LaMarr Woodley for the most postseason sacks (11) in team history as well. 

Harrison originally signed with the Steelers as an undrafted rookie free agent on April 22, 2002. He’s started 117-of-187 games played for Pittsburgh and has registered 81.5 sacks during his time in the NFL. He was the Associated Press NFL Defensive Player of the Year in 2008 after recording a Steelers’ record 16.0 sacks. 

Harrison earned five consecutive trips to the Pro Bowl (2007-11) and was named All-Pro following three seasons (2007, ‘08 and ’10). 

Harrison has played in 19 postseason games with 12 starts. He helped the Steelers win three AFC Championships and two Super Bowls. Harrison registered the longest interception return in Super Bowl history, a 100-yard touchdown in Super Bowl XLIII.


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