Per PFT: Steelers wanted Harrison to take 30% paycut with chance to earn back money
Still pissed at the Steelers? They offered him a 30% paycut with incentives for performance to earn back the lost money.
[QUOTE]The Steelers opted to move on from veteran linebacker [URL="http://www.rotoworld.com/player/nfl/665/james-harrison"]James Harrison[/URL] on Saturday after talks aimed at reducing his 2013 cap number reached impasse.
Per a league source, the Steelers offered a reduction of roughly 30 percent in Harrisonís base salary of $6.57 million, with an opportunity to earn the money back via incentives. (The specific terms of the incentives arenít known.)
Harrison balked, confident heíll get more money elsewhere.
But will he? Aging pass rushers are plentiful this year, from [URL="http://www.rotoworld.com/player/nfl/849/john-abraham"]John Abraham[/URL] to [URL="http://www.rotoworld.com/player/nfl/1517/dwight-freeney"]Dwight Freeney[/URL] to [URL="http://www.rotoworld.com/player/nfl/975/osi-umenyiora"]Osi Umenyiora[/URL] to, potentially, [URL="http://www.rotoworld.com/player/nfl/3941/elvis-dumervil"]Elvis Dumervil[/URL].
The current thinking is that Harrison made the decision without his agent gauging the market elsewhere. Which means that Harrison could be in for a rude awakening, soon.