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    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.

    The Steelers opted to move on from veteran linebacker James Harrison 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 John Abraham to Dwight Freeney to Osi Umenyiora to, potentially, Elvis Dumervil.

    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.
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    F' harrison.
    i would have only offered him 30% of his salary with incentives to earn 75%............tops

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    Im glad the Steelers didn't give in on this one. I know he's been injured, but at 35-36 years old it's only going to get harder for him to keep his body healthy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BigRob View Post
    Still pissed at the Steelers? They offered him a 30% paycut with incentives for performance to earn back the lost money.



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    Wow. That's a far better offer than I expected the Steelers to make him.

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    who is pissed?

    pretty calm reaction from what I can see. Most understand this is a rational business decision.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eddie Spaghetti View Post
    who is pissed?
    James may be pissed, but he shouldn't be.

    I hate to see James go, but I've got to agree with you, it was a reasonable business decision.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BradshawsHairdresser View Post
    James may be pissed, but he shouldn't be.

    I hate to see James go, but I've got to agree with you, it was a reasonable business decision.
    no doubt.

    james may be pissed when he finds less on the open market. I'm sure that offer won't be made again. Sounds like they tried to bend some for him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eddie Spaghetti View Post
    who is pissed?

    pretty calm reaction from what I can see. Most understand this is a rational business decision.
    Why does 'blame' always have to be placed. Steelers are in a tough spot and Harrison thinks he is worth the money. I don't blame him for trying to max out his money with him getting a late jump on earning the big checks. Dude balled hard for us and I wish James luck (unless he signs with a division foe).
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    The Steelers opted to move on from veteran linebacker James Harrison 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 Harrison’s base salary of $6.57 million, with an opportunity to earn the money back via incentives. (The specific terms of the incentives aren’t known.)

    Harrison balked, confident he’ll get more money elsewhere.

    But will he? Aging pass rushers are plentiful this year, from John Abraham to Dwight Freeney to Osi Umenyiora to, potentially, Elvis Dumervil.
    None of those guys are 3-4 OLBs, like Harrison is. . .

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    I think it was reasonable. That's the problem with these super deals - be careful what you wish for. Once a few years go by, the contracts are too big to honor. I don't know why they bother making such mega big years to begin with. We won't be replacing JH any time soon. In his prime, there is no one in the entire NFL on his level when you consider every aspect of his play, collectively.

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