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James Harrison | Linebacker | #92

Team: Pittsburgh Steelers
Age / DOB:  (38) / 5/4/1978
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 275
College: Kent State
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Steelers OLB James Harrison confirmed he will play in 2016.
Despite turning 38 this month, it was widely expected Harrison would decide to play another year. Harrison remained an effective pass rusher in a limited role last season, recording five sacks in 611 snaps. The Steelers need to develop their young pass rushers, but Harrison should once again provide a nice boost on the edge. May 2 - 12:25 PM

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The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette fully expects James Harrison to play in 2016.

Harrison hasn't made an official announcement, but beat writer Ed Bouchette is convinced the smoke will produce fire. With Harrison due just $1.25 million, the Steelers have said they won't rush his decision about a 14th season.
Apr 5 - 7:38 PM

The Steelers aren't rushing James Harrison's decision on his 2016 status.

Harrison has embarked on an extensive offseason training program with the intention of determining whether or not his body can still handle the rigors of professional football. Although he's yet to formally announce his decision, Harrison is widely expected to return for a 14th season. Harrison produced five sacks on 622 snaps in 2015. He's under contract for $1.25 million.
Mar 22 - 5:44 PM

Steelers OLB James Harrison wants to see how his body responds to six weeks of training before deciding whether to continue his career.

"I’m going to start the process of making sure that I can get back to where I need to be so I’m able to give 100 percent," he said. "If I get to that point and I’m feeling good, there’s probably a good chance – no, not probably – I will play." Harrison plans to start training in March, and the regimen will last until the start of OTAs. It sounds like Harrison will continue his career, but he is at least leaving the retirement door open. He turns 38 in May.
Feb 17 - 5:46 PM

Updating an earlier report, Steelers OLB James Harrison told his PR manager he hasn't decided if he'll play another season.

GM Kevin Colbert said Tuesday he expected Harrison to keep playing but apparently his return isn't set in stone. Harrison turns 38 in May but is coming off a great season that earned him PFF's eighth-highest grade among 3-4 outside linebackers. If Harrison does decide to come back, he'll earn $1.25 million.
Feb 16 - 7:00 PM

The Steelers expect James Harrison to continue his playing career in 2016.

"We're anticipating he wants to continue playing," GM Kevin Colbert said. "I don't see any reason we wouldn't want to have him here." Three months shy of his 38th birthday, Harrison has been extremely effective as a situational pass rusher the past two seasons. If Colbert is correct that Harrison wants to keep going, it will almost certainly be in Pittsburgh.
Feb 16 - 2:44 PM

Steelers OLB James Harrison is not sure if he will retire this offseason.

"What plays into my decision, a big part of it, is my kids," Harrison said. "Another big part of it is just how I feel. I'm 37 years old. I may make things look easy, but at the end of the day it's hard. I'm older. I've been doing this for 13, 14 years now, so it's not something I can easily give a ‘yes' or ‘no' answer to right now." Harrison recorded 40 tackles, five sacks, two forced fumbles and an interception as a 37-year-old. It is almost miraculous he is still playing at that level at that age, but it would not be surprising if he came back for another year.
Jan 18 - 1:12 PM

Steelers OLB James Harrison said he has a better mindset than last season.

"My mindset is a little different because I'm actually into football," said Harrison. "Last year, it was just about working out. It's about football conditioning now." Harrison, who turned 37 in May, said he's in better physical shape and hopes to play until he's 50. Steelers DC Keith Butler envisions using Harrison about 15-to-25 snaps a game.
Sun, Jun 14, 2015 11:44:00 AM

Steelers OLB James Harrison has been told he'll have a reduced role this season.

Harrison played 39.9 snaps per game last season. Now 37 years old, the Steelers want him closer to 25 per game. It's something they can easily do with first-round picks Bud Dupree and Jarvis Jones coming off the edge.
Tue, May 5, 2015 08:17:00 AM

Steelers re-signed OLB James Harrison to a two-year, $2.75 million contract with a $500,000 signing bonus.

Harrison had the choice between returning to the Steelers or following Dick LeBeau to the Titans. He chose the much better team and place where he'll likely be able to start on an extremely thin depth chart. The 37-year-old was surprisingly effective across 209 pass-rushing snaps last season. Harrison racked up 5.5 sacks in the final seven regular season games.
Sun, Mar 22, 2015 01:53:00 PM

The Observer-Reporter expects free agent OLB James Harrison to re-sign with the Steelers.

Harrison has standing offers from Pittsburgh and the Titans. Re-signing with the Steelers would give Harrison his best chance to start, but he hasn't ruled out playing under former DC Dick LeBeau as a situational pass rusher. 36-year-old Harrison will only require a one-year deal.
Sat, Mar 21, 2015 08:32:00 PM

ESPN Titans reporter Paul Kuharsky believes James Harrison is still an option for Tennessee.

The Titans addressed their pass rushing woes in a big way by re-signing Derrick Morgan and landing former Redskin Brian Orakpo, but Harrison could still fill a role as a situational pass rusher and insurance for the injury-prone Orakpo. With former Steelers DC Dick LeBeau now in Tennessee, the Titans remain the most likely landing spot for Harrison.
Sat, Mar 14, 2015 12:19:00 PM

Free agent OLB James Harrison is open to playing for a team other than the Steelers.

He may have to if he wants to continue his playing career. The Titans offer the best fit given Harrison's ties with assistant coach Dick LeBeau. Harrison logged 45 tackles and 5.5 sacks after coming out of retirement in September.
Wed, Mar 11, 2015 01:44:00 PM

ESPN Titans reporter Paul Kuharsky believes free agent OLB James Harrison is likely headed to Tennessee.

"I think linebacker James Harrison will be part of things if [Titans assistant head coach] Dick LeBeau wants him," Kuharsky said, "and I expect he will." With Harrison turning 37 in May, it will not take much for the Titans to lure him to Tennessee. Harrison recorded 5.5 sacks and 22 hurries in 11 games last season.
Sat, Feb 28, 2015 12:27:00 PM

Free agent OLB James Harrison has decided he wants to play in 2015.

Lured out of retirement by the Steelers last season, Harrison showed he still has something left in the tank. He turns 37 in May and can't expect much in the way of guaranteed money, but can help a team. The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette believes Harrison will only be willing to play for the Steelers.
Sun, Feb 22, 2015 08:54:00 PM

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