Pittsburgh Steelers Release LB James Harrison

March 9, 2013   ·     ·   Jump to comments

In one of this offseason's more shocking moves, the Pittsburgh Steelers have released hard-hitting linebacker James Harrison. The nine-year NFL veteran tweeted the news out Saturday morning:
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 UPDATE: Saturday, March 9, at 3:38 p.m. ET by Tyler Conway
We now have the numbers on just how much the Steelers expected Harrison to shave off his salary. According to Pro Football Talk's Mike Florio, Pittsburgh offered the veteran linebacker an incentive-laden deal that started out with a 30 percent pay decrease:
Per a league source, the Steelers offered a reduction of roughly 30 percent in Harrison’s base salary of $6.57 million, with an opportunity to earn the money back via incentives.  (The specific terms of the incentives aren’t known.)
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