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    Steelers and Harrisons' agent talking

    Steelers discuss contract renegotiation with Harrison
    March 5, 2013 4:35 pm
    inShare. By Ed Bouchette / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
    The Steelers have have been discussing the contract situation of James Harrison with his agent, Bill Parise, to try to reduce the linebacker's salary cap hit for 2013.

    Harrison, who will be 35 in two months, is scheduled to make salaries of $6.57 million this season and $7.575 million in 2014 in the final two years of his contract.

    Parise did not say if those discussions include a request by the Steelers for a reduction in salary or a restructured contract that could spread out the salary cap hit this year with an extension that neither side would expect to be fulfilled.

    "We're talking," Parise said. "Both sides want to try to do something. We're trying to common ground."


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    This is good to hear. The team doesn't seem to have anyone behind Deebo and IMO, the D played better as he got healthier last year. Lord willing, he won't be having knee surgery right before the season starts this year so he will be a force to reckon with.

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    the talks should be one-sided.
    'deebo, either play for a lot less or pack your bags'

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sugar View Post
    This is good to hear. The team doesn't seem to have anyone behind Deebo and IMO, the D played better as he got healthier last year. Lord willing, he won't be having knee surgery right before the season starts this year so he will be a force to reckon with.
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    I could see something along the lines of guaranteeing Harrison's salary this year at a lower number, while adding some dummy years to the end of the contract to lower his cap hit. Essentially, a salary reduction that is structured differently so that Harrison and Parise do not have to present it as a reduction.

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    At this point they are only talking, but if they come up with a way to rework his contract so he remains a Steeler the defense is better with him. I wouldn't get my hopes up, but it appears both sides want to make it happen so we'll see how serious both side are in this matter.
    I anticipate we'll be hearing more by the weekend or early next week not only James but some of the other players.


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    Quote Originally Posted by squidkid View Post
    the talks should be one-sided.
    'deebo, either play for a lot less or pack your bags'
    I'm glad you aren't the negotiator for the Steelers. Why would you come to the negotiating table with that attitude towards one of the most respected Steelers by the fans, teammates and front office? And, to a player whio has never taken a play off if he's on the field? That would just cause the negotiations to be contentious and unproductive. James and Parise know that a cut is proably going to have to happen, they need to determine how much they are willing to cut and then begin the negotiations.

    Coming to the table with the sledgehammer isn't getting anything accomplished.

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    Quote Originally Posted by papillon View Post
    I'm glad you aren't the negotiator for the Steelers. Why would you come to the negotiating table with that attitude towards one of the most respected Steelers by the fans, teammates and front office? And, to a player whio has never taken a play off if he's on the field? That would just cause the negotiations to be contentious and unproductive. James and Parise know that a cut is proably going to have to happen, they need to determine how much they are willing to cut and then begin the negotiations.

    Coming to the table with the sledgehammer isn't getting anything accomplished.

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    wouldnt you think that logic goes both ways?
    wasnt it harrison, thru his agent, that said he would not play for less but would only consider a restructure just a week or so ago?
    where's the respect for an organization that paid you millions and gave you multiple chances to make it in the nfl?
    maybe hes never taken a play off while in a game but he sure took off mini camp, otas, preseason and part of regular to rehab of his knee that he should have had taken care of after the denver loss. harrison would have a whole lot more leverage if he played the entire season instead of vacationing during the beginning

    that said, im all for bringing him back at a reasonable amount

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