Pittsburgh Steelers (NFL)(PITTSBURGH) — The Pittsburgh Steelers have re-signed James Harrison to a two-year contract, which will address the team’s need of the outside linebacker position.
Harrison’s return to the Steelers puts off retirement a little longer for the former NFL Defensive Player of the Year.
The Steelers talked Harrison out of retirement last season following an injury to starting right outside linebacker Jarvis Jones, and once again Harrison proved to be relevant despite his age and having to play his way back into football shape. Harrison recorded 5.5 sacks in 11 regular-season games last season and emerged as the Steelers’ best pass rusher.
Harrison is third on the Steelers’ all-time sacks list (69.5), and he joins Jones and Arthur Moats as the only outside linebackers on the roster with NFL experience.
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