Looks like we can also add the Eagles to the list of teams that free agent OLB James Harrison would “love” to play for.
“They are one of the teams that we have talked about,” said Harrison’s, via Philly Mag. “I think the Eagles would be a good fit with his skill set and what they want to do there.”
So far, his agent has mentioned that he would be willing to play for the Browns, Ravens, Saints, Patriots and now the Eagles. We’re still waiting to hear of some reciprocal interest.
We have him listed as the No. 64 best available player in our Top 100 Free Agents list.
Harrison’s agent mentioned that he would “love to be in New Orleans” next season.
James Harrison’s agent tell the New Orleans Times Picayune that his client would also “love to be in New Orleans.”
Apparently, Harrison would “love” to play for any team at this point given that his agent has said the same thing regarding the Patriots, Browns and Ravens as well.
We’ll have to see if any of these teams show serious interest in the next few days.
James Harrison agent, Bill Parise, recently mentioned that his client is also open to playing for the Ravens next season.
“Baltimore would be a great fit for James,” said Parise, via the Baltimore Sun. “They’re a contender and a class organization, so James would definitely be interested. I would think they would have a need with the market for Kruger.”
Since being released yesterday, Parise has mentioned that Harrison would also be willing to play for the Browns and Patriots, so it appears as though he’s doing everything possible to generate some interest in the 34-year-old outside linebacker.
It would be very interesting to see Baltimore step in and sign Harrison after he’s spent so many years playing for the Steelers.
Free agent OLB James Harrison mentioned that he would be open to the idea of playing for the Patriots next season.
Harrison is reportedly “hoping for a quick process.”
His agent didn’t mention any specific teams, but the Colts and Browns are known to be looking for help at outside linebacker, so he could be a alternative option for them if they’re unable to land someone like Cliff Avril or Paul Kruger.
Steelers OLB James Harrison tweets that his time in Pittsburgh is coming to an end.
It’s been a great run but all good things must come to a end. Thank you Steelers Nation I will miss you all!
ESPN’s Adam Schefter has since confirmed that Harrison has been released.
Harrison was reportedly unwilling to take a pay cut and previous reports indicated that this would likely lead to his release.
Harrison, 34, had two years remaining on his contract with base salaries of $6.57 million and $7.575 million respectively. This move should free up close to $5 million in cap space for Pittsburgh and effectively gets them under the salary cap, but requires them to carry $4.93 million in dead money.
We’ll have to see what kind of interest he’ll draw on the open market.