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    Harrison's Agent Would Welcome Call from Steelers

    Per Schefter:

    Adam SchefterVerified account@AdamSchefter13mJames Harrison's agent, Bill Parise, said he has not closed the door on his client returning to PITT and would welcome a call from Steelers.
    There is also a story from PFT.

    http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com...eelers-return/

    I thought that somebody would give James Harrison a 2-3 year deal where he would have made more than the Steelers offer, at least in the first year. Looks like I was wrong, and I'll gladly admit that.

    Now that James has an opportunity to see his market value, perhaps there is room for an incentive laden deal.

    I was doubtful that Harrison would return and still am doubtful, but the coaching staff wanted him back, and if they can work something out, I would love to see Harrison back for one more year. Between his age and Woodley's injury history, I suspect that the Steelers will still end up with an opportunity to see what Worilds can do.

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    Sorry, but Harrison had his chance to get a $4M contract and he rejected it. Now that he has no interest in the league because of his fading skills and constant running gun battle with the Commish he is interested in coming back. Thanks but no thanks. Just move on.
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    Harrison’s agent declares door open to Steelers return

    Posted by Darin Gantt on March 25, 2013, 2:35 PM EDT
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    Other than Elvis Dumervil’s fax machine and former agent, maybe no one’s had a rougher free agency than James Harrison.


    Not only did the former Steelers outside linebacker lose when he called the Steelers bluff on a pay cut, then he lost his chance at another job when Dumervil signed with the Ravens while he was there for a visit.


    Now, he’s trying to crawl back to the Steelers. According to Adam Schefter of ESPN, Harrison’s agent “has not closed the door on his client returning to [Pittsburgh] and would welcome a call from Steelers.”


    I suppose he would.


    Harrison might be the guy without a chair when the pass-rushers all settle into place. And when he does, it’s hard to imagine he’ll approach anything close to the $6.57 million he was supposed to make this year. Or maybe even the 30-percent pay cut the Steelers offered, with the chance to earn the balance back in incentives.


    If they can push through the hurt feelings, having Harrison back might help, as going into an AFC arms race with Jason Worilds opposite LaMarr Woodley at outside linebacker isn’t an ideal situation. But overcoming pride can be a difficult thing.

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    Soimething similar to this was said when Harrison took over for Porter

    If they can push through the hurt feelings, having Harrison back might help, as going into an AFC arms race with Jason Worilds opposite LaMarr Woodley at outside linebacker isn’t an ideal situation.
    Harrison had zero sacks the season before he took over. Worilds had 5 last year. I say give Worilds a run.
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    I have little doubt that Harrison would be the Steelers best pass rusher were he to return to the team. That said, he ain't coming back.

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    how about 'blow it out your ass' on the phone call.
    harrison said 'f you' to the organization and fans when he wouldnt play for 70% with the opportunity to earn it all, now he wants another chance................how's 1 million sound with the opportunity to earn nothing?
    he was given the loyalty offer that would have been a big mistake. time to move on to a young player that will still be a round and productive when the steelers become competitive in a few years.

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    I'd love to see James back in the black and gold, but the deal would have to be loaded with incentives to earn any real scratch. If he's not amenable to that, well, then it's go time for Worilds.

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    Quote Originally Posted by squidkid View Post
    how about 'blow it out your ass' on the phone call.
    harrison said 'f you' to the organization and fans when he wouldnt play for 70% with the opportunity to earn it all, now he wants another chance................how's 1 million sound with the opportunity to earn nothing?
    he was given the loyalty offer that would have been a big mistake. time to move on to a young player that will still be a round and productive when the steelers become competitive in a few years.
    Did he say that or did his agent say that? Every comment I saw from James personally said that he hoped to come back. After the release, he graciously thanked fans.

    He's not like Wallace and Lewis patting each other on the pack and all but literally giving the Steelers a "screw you" on the way out of town.

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    Quote Originally Posted by phillyesq View Post
    Did he say that or did his agent say that? Every comment I saw from James personally said that he hoped to come back. After the release, he graciously thanked fans.

    He's not like Wallace and Lewis patting each other on the pack and all but literally giving the Steelers a "screw you" on the way out of town.
    if he wanted to stay all he had to do was sign the contract.
    people are acting like the steelers royally F'ed him and offered a 80% flat paycut.

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    He'd likely have to come back for a league minimum contract.

    I feel bad for Harrison. He's probably caught up in taking some bad advice. By all accounts, he's been the hardest working Steeler on the roster since he's been here. He's also been arguably one of the best defensive players to ever lace em up. Why should he take a pay cut?

    Sure we can all say he's old. And he's injured. And he's past his prime. Maybe true. Maybe not. Apparently the coaches don't think so based on them wanting him back. Whatever it is, I'm sure the competitive nature of James probably won't let his mind believe he's on the decline. He probably thinks he's the same guy he was when he was in his 20s. Heck, I still think I'm way younger than I actually am in my mind. It leads me to do all kinds of things my body reminds me I shouldn't have been doing a day later. But I never seem to get the point either.

    If we can somehow get him back, he'd still be one of the 3 superstars on this team. I'm kinda on James side on this. He probably deserves to get paid. And I'd love for him to get the chance to prove it with an offseason to get healthy again. I think everyone in the league is making a mistake on him.

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