Guess this puts them $4m under the cap now, right? Still not enough to sign all the RFA's & ERFA's. What a mess.
Might be time to extend Worilds.
hate to see it.
had to happen.
When Harrison finally got healthy towards the end of the year, I saw the old James. It was obvious his knee was problematic early on and it took him awhile to get healthy. He fought thru it but obviously it had an impact on his game.
It sucks... Harrison probably has 1-2 solid years left IMO but I would say Ike has 1 solid year left (at most). If I had to pay 9 million for a player, there is no doubt I take Harrison over Ike.
It's going to seem odd seeing Silverback in a Brown or Green Bay uniform, wish the guy the best he will be missed
Btw, If he does play for another team and we play that team, could you imagine James and Gilbert against each other?
Everyone keeps pointing to Harrison's injuries as his reason for a down season, and that is just the point. The guy had a back problem that could flair at any moment, especially at his age and the way he uses his body in rushing. Can't keep complaining that the Steelers are paying for old farts past their prime, but then chastise them for letting them go. If we sign him and he misses 4 games this season, would you say it was still worth it? When exactly do you say enough?
Tough loss for sure. Time to restructure Woodley's deal so we don't lose Foster or Lewis as well.
James Harrison tweets his goodbye to the Steelers
Posted by Darin Gantt on March 9, 2013, 11:50 AM EST
For days, itís been clear the Steelers and James Harrison werenít getting anywhere in talks about lowering his salary/cap hit.
So now the inevitable has apparently happened, with Harrison tweeting out his goodbye to Steelers fans.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 09, 2013
Harrison played well when he got well last year, but approaching 35 years old and with a $6.57 million salary, the Steelers did what they have done so many times ó they walked away from one of their own sooner rather than later.