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costanza2k1
05-07-2009, 12:20 AM
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Wednesday, May 06, 2009
Harrison contract details
ESPN.com released details of Steelers linebacker James Harrison's $51.175-million contract today.

According to the report, Harrison's deal includes a $10-million signing bonus, $2.55-million roster bonus and a base salary of $800,000 for 2009.

Harrison is due a reporting bonus of $2.8 million in 2010, a $3.66 million base salary as well as a $900,000 roster bonus in 2011.

In the final three years of the six-year pact, Harrison is due base salaries of $5.315 million in 2012, $6.32 million in 2013 and $7.325 million in 2013.

So, in effect, the contract could actually be considered a two or three-year deal, which is more in line with what a 31-year-old player his birthday was this week even one who doesn't have a lot of mileage on his tires, should get.
Posted by Dale Lolley at 10:56 PM

steelblood
05-07-2009, 08:10 AM
http://nflfromthesidelines.blogspot.com/2009/05/harrison-contract-details.html


Wednesday, May 06, 2009
Harrison contract details
ESPN.com released details of Steelers linebacker James Harrison's $51.175-million contract today.

According to the report, Harrison's deal includes a $10-million signing bonus, $2.55-million roster bonus and a base salary of $800,000 for 2009.

Harrison is due a reporting bonus of $2.8 million in 2010, a $3.66 million base salary as well as a $900,000 roster bonus in 2011.

In the final three years of the six-year pact, Harrison is due base salaries of $5.315 million in 2012, $6.32 million in 2013 and $7.325 million in 2013.


So, in effect, the contract could actually be considered a two or three-year deal, which is more in line with what a 31-year-old player his birthday was this week even one who doesn't have a lot of mileage on his tires, should get.
Posted by Dale Lolley at 10:56 PM

That is good news. I approve.

steeler_fan_in_t.o.
05-07-2009, 09:37 AM
Was there really any doubt? So many people go over board when they see only two numbers of a contract - the number of years and the total possible value if completed - but that really means nothing.

The length of this contract is a way for the Steelers to stretch out the SB hit over 6 years. Any salary after three years only applies really if he is still performing at a high enough level to be retained.

steelblood
05-07-2009, 12:41 PM
Was there really any doubt? So many people go over board when they see only two numbers of a contract - the number of years and the total possible value if completed - but that really means nothing.

The length of this contract is a way for the Steelers to stretch out the SB hit over 6 years. Any salary after three years only applies really if he is still performing at a high enough level to be retained.

There were early reports that there was a 20 million dollar signing bonus. The prorated bonus would have made it more difficult to cut him after two or three years. I'm glad to see those reports were erroneous.

papillon
05-07-2009, 03:24 PM
I still don't believe he'll see the last 14-19 million (The last 2-3 years) of that salary; he'll be 35 starting the 4th year and being paid 5 plus million. Unless, he restructures and takes a pay cut; I doubt he'll retire a Steeler. That will be a steep price for 35 year old OLB in the NFL. Maybe, the 4th year, 5 and 6 will surely be questionable.

Pappy

steeler_fan_in_t.o.
05-08-2009, 03:09 PM
There were early reports that there was a 20 million dollar signing bonus. The prorated bonus would have made it more difficult to cut him after two or three years. I'm glad to see those reports were erroneous.

On issues like this you have to wait to see the real truth. This team simply does not allow itself to get into that type of bind. Other than Ben, there is not one player who this team is "married to" long term.

Discipline of Steel
05-10-2009, 04:03 PM
I still don't believe he'll see the last 14-19 million (The last 2-3 years) of that salary; he'll be 35 starting the 4th year and being paid 5 plus million. Unless, he restructures and takes a pay cut; I doubt he'll retire a Steeler. That will be a steep price for 35 year old OLB in the NFL. Maybe, the 4th year, 5 and 6 will surely be questionable.

Pappy

I hope he does. Then we will have a legitimate HOF candidate on our hands.

williar
05-16-2009, 11:41 PM
I hope he continues to play at a high level and collects every penny of this contract. I still think we got him for a hometown discount. In a few years after we see what Demarcus Ware, Suggs, and other high caliber defensive players sign for, Harrison's contract will certainly look like a bargain.