James Harrison Wouldn’t Have Re-Signed With Steelers If He Knew About Lack Of Playing Time


Steelers veteran OLB James Harrison tells Dale Lolley of DKPittsburghSports.com that had he known how little he was going to play this season, he “would have signed somewhere else” other than Pittsburgh.

So far this season, Harrison has been limited to appeared in just four games and has been inactive for six and DNP for two more.

Rookie OLB T.J. Watt has replaced Harrison in the Steelers’ starting lineup and has been good enough to keep the job.

Harrison, 39, originally signed on with the Steelers as an undrafted free agent out of Kent State back in 2002. He had a brief stint with the Ravens but returned to the Steelers in 2004 and eventually secured a long-term extension from the team.

Pittsburgh, unfortunately, released him in 2013 and Harrison spent a year with the Bengals before returning to the Steelers at the start of the 2014 season. The Steelers re-signed him to a two-year, $3.5 million contract that included $500,000 guarantee this past March.

Harrison stands to make a base salary of $1.3 million for the 2018 season.

In 2017, Harrison has appeared in four games and recorded three tackles and one sack for the Steelers.

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