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SteelerNation1
04-10-2009, 04:19 PM
Just got this text a few minutes ago. Bob Pompeani reports this.

Mister Pittsburgh
04-10-2009, 04:22 PM
Man. If this is true it will be interesting to see the terms. Kind of makes me nervous.

SteelBucks
04-10-2009, 04:30 PM
From the Trib.............


The agent for outside linebacker James Harrison said he and the Steelers are "very close" to a new contract that would keep the 2008 NFL Defensive Player of the Year in Pittsburgh well beyond the 2009 season.

Harrison is going into the final year of his contract and his agent, Bill Parise, and the Steelers have been working toward a long-term deal since February.

An agreement between the two sides could come as early as next week.

"We are very close to getting a contract done," Parise said today.

Harrison is set to make $1.2 million in 2009 but the Steelers have acknowledged that he has outplayed the contract he signed in 2006.

Since becoming a starter two seasons ago, Harrison has twice made the Pro Bowl and last season he set the Steelers single-season sack record with 16. The former undrafted free agent also returned an interception 100 yards for a touchdown in Super Bowl XLIII, and the longest play in the game's history proved to be a pivotal one in the Steelers' 27-23 win over the Arizona Cardinals.

Harrison, who turns 31 at the beginning of May, has been taking part in the Steelers' offseason workouts at the team's South Side practice facility.

fezziwig
04-10-2009, 05:17 PM
There is an Easter Bunny !

BradshawsHairdresser
04-10-2009, 08:58 PM
A figure of $45 million is being reported, per KFFL. Nothing mentioned about how many years.

eniparadoxgma
04-10-2009, 09:08 PM
There is an Easter Bunny !

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But seriously, that's some good news right there.

SteelerNation1
04-11-2009, 12:14 AM
$ 45 million is WAY HIGH for a 31 year old IMO. I love James Harrison. In fact, he's probably one of my favorite Steelers and fellow Kent Stater, but damn that's a ton of cash.

stlrz d
04-11-2009, 01:44 AM
$ 45 million is WAY HIGH for a 31 year old IMO. I love James Harrison. In fact, he's probably one of my favorite Steelers and fellow Kent Stater, but damn that's a ton of cash.

I would agree if he had the wear and tear of a typical 31 year old player. He's only been on an NFL roster for 6 seasons. And a starter for only 2 of them.

Mister Pittsburgh
04-11-2009, 09:56 AM
I am going to guess 4 years, 45 million with 20 million guaranteed.

JUST-PLAIN-NASTY
04-11-2009, 10:04 AM
Colbert actually said something about the Harrison contract you wouldn't expect...But is well deserved. He actually said, "We want to reward him for what he has done as well as what he will do for us in the future."....Something to that affect.

JDSteeler
04-11-2009, 10:12 AM
I am going to guess 4 years, 45 million with 20 million guaranteed.

4/45 would be 10.25 mil per season!! That aint happening. Who do you
think the Steelers are? The Cowboys, the Skins, or the Raiders?

Add one or even two more years to that. 5/45 or 6/45 is more realistic.

45 million still seems high to me. 38-40 million is more like the Steelers.

The Steelers just gave Farrior a 5/17?, and he is 33-yrs old. So I have to
think they keep it similar in the length of the contract.

The 20 million you are talking about as guaranteed money was the stumbling
block for the last month. I'd say between 17-19 million.

So in the end, I guess 5/39 with 18 million guaranteed. Plus some incentives
to boost the overall contract.

JD

RuthlessBurgher
04-11-2009, 10:13 AM
I am going to guess 4 years, 45 million with 20 million guaranteed.

4/45 would be 10.25 mil per season!! That aint happening. Who do you
think the Steelers are? The Cowboys, the Skins, or the Raiders?

Add one or even two more years to that. 5/45 or 6/45 is more realistic.

45 million still seems high to me. 38-40 million is more like the Steelers.

The Steelers just gave Farrior a 5/17?, and he is 33-yrs old. So I have to
think they keep it similar in the length of the contract.

The 20 million you are talking about as guaranteed money was the stumbling
block for the last month. I'd say between 17-19 million.

So in the end, I guess 5/39 with 18 million guaranteed. Plus some incentives
to boost the overall contract.

JD

Actually, it is 11.25 per season...but who's counting? :wink:

JDSteeler
04-11-2009, 10:22 AM
I am going to guess 4 years, 45 million with 20 million guaranteed.

4/45 would be 10.25 mil per season!! That aint happening. Who do you
think the Steelers are? The Cowboys, the Skins, or the Raiders?

Add one or even two more years to that. 5/45 or 6/45 is more realistic.

45 million still seems high to me. 38-40 million is more like the Steelers.

The Steelers just gave Farrior a 5/17?, and he is 33-yrs old. So I have to
think they keep it similar in the length of the contract.

The 20 million you are talking about as guaranteed money was the stumbling
block for the last month. I'd say between 17-19 million.

So in the end, I guess 5/39 with 18 million guaranteed. Plus some incentives
to boost the overall contract.

JD

Actually, it is 11.25 per season...but who's counting? :wink:

Dang, you're right! Now it REALLY aint happening!!! LOL.

stlrz d
04-11-2009, 10:30 AM
I am going to guess 4 years, 45 million with 20 million guaranteed.

4/45 would be 10.25 mil per season!! That aint happening. Who do you
think the Steelers are? The Cowboys, the Skins, or the Raiders?

Add one or even two more years to that. 5/45 or 6/45 is more realistic.

45 million still seems high to me. 38-40 million is more like the Steelers.

The Steelers just gave Farrior a 5/17?, and he is 33-yrs old. So I have to
think they keep it similar in the length of the contract.

The 20 million you are talking about as guaranteed money was the stumbling
block for the last month. I'd say between 17-19 million.

So in the end, I guess 5/39 with 18 million guaranteed. Plus some incentives
to boost the overall contract.

JD

$45 million is the number being reported though.

Oviedo
04-11-2009, 10:37 AM
What would $45M mean?

1. No way Starks is getting a long term contract.
2. No way Heath gets a top end contract for a TE.
3. Not likely Woodley can be resigned to a long term contract unless we move some major $$$ off the defense, e..g. Smith and Kiesel and Hampton.
4. Say good bye to Starks, Hampton, Ryan Clark after 2009. No way we can keep them unless they take cap friendly Bettis-like contracts. Clark probably would but no way with Starks.

The wildcard is how much Ben is willing to restructure his contract. Ben is the long pole in the tent for all future contract negotiations since he has so much of the cap percentage against his contract. If Ben defers money the Steelers can actually do quite a bit to keep top players.

Discipline of Steel
04-11-2009, 10:51 AM
James Harrison is legend. Whatever the Steelers work out for his contract is the correct number as far as Im concerned. They have all the inside information and long range plans up there in their HQ. I dont have access to any of it and never will. Ill just be happy we have him on our team for a long time.

pfelix73
04-11-2009, 10:55 AM
Well, I think Big Snack for one might be on his last contract with the Steelers.... That's why I like for them to take Ron Brace in this draft... He can replace him after a year then... That position is so important in the 3-4.... I think it's more important at this point than drafting a C in the 1st round.

RuthlessBurgher
04-11-2009, 11:31 AM
Well, I think Big Snack for one might be on his last contract with the Steelers.... That's why I like for them to take Ron Brace in this draft... He can replace him after a year then... That position is so important in the 3-4.... I think it's more important at this point than drafting a C in the 1st round.

Both center and nose tackle are needed, because this is likely the last year for both Hartwig and Hampton.

We just disagree about in which order to select their respective replacements.

I would prefer C Alex Mack with our first pick, then NT Sammie Lee Hill with our first pick on Day Two.

You would prefer NT Ron Brace wtih our first pick, then C A.Q. Shipley with our first pick on Day Two.

Discipline of Steel
04-11-2009, 11:35 AM
I vote for the Ruthless plan on this one.

fezziwig
04-11-2009, 12:36 PM
45 would be a lot of money if we had lost a lot of other players.

Having everyone return and having a chance to repeat makes good sense to me on maintaining the defensive player of the year and the heart beat of our defense.

To me this is the front offices way of saying, " lets pay the guy, everyone is still on the team and lets win another super bowl."

Discipline of Steel
04-11-2009, 03:02 PM
To me this is the front offices way of saying, " lets pay the guy, everyone is still on the team and lets win another super bowl."

To me it also says, stellar play will be rewarded not taken advantage of.

Oviedo
04-11-2009, 03:02 PM
Well, I think Big Snack for one might be on his last contract with the Steelers.... That's why I like for them to take Ron Brace in this draft... He can replace him after a year then... That position is so important in the 3-4.... I think it's more important at this point than drafting a C in the 1st round.

I agree. Top NTs are harder to get than Centers. There are a lot more good Centers in this draft than legitimate NTs.

SteelBucks
04-12-2009, 01:26 AM
TIOPS is reporting that there will be a press conference on Tuesday to announce the Harrision signing.

Take it for what it's worth, I for one don't trust TIOPS. It's the same site that said Hossa was resigning with the Penguins last summer.....and Pens fans know how accurate that was.

feltdizz
04-12-2009, 12:50 PM
I see 5 for 45 mill but I wouldn't be mad if it was for 4 years..
Harrison is the leader of our D.. and players are scared of him LOL!!!

SS Laser
04-12-2009, 01:37 PM
What was Joey porters contract with miami? I just want to compare money.

Steelgal
04-12-2009, 04:23 PM
What was Joey porters contract with miami? I just want to compare money.

Someone else might know better, but I was thinking he got $30M in guaranteed, not sure about anything else.