James Harrison 92 | Linebacker

Pittsburgh Steelers

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Fri. Sep 26, 2014 Subscribe 
News: Harrison's role in the Steelers' defense for their Week 4 game against Tampa Bay has yet to be determined, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports. "I've been pleased with what I've seen," said defefensive coordinator Dick LeBeau. "We'll have to keep our eye on him, but it's been good seeing him out there." Impact: Much has been made about Harrison's level of aerobic conditioning, and training on your own is a far cry from an NFL training camp. Then there's the issue of age, as Harrison turned 36 in the off-season. Despite all the injuries to the Pittsburgh defensive unit, fantasy owners should temper their expectations of Harrison in terms of fantasy production.(RotoWire, )
Wed. Sep 24, 2014
News: Harrison returned to the Pittsburgh Steelers on Wednesday to a locker room that looks different than the one he left two years ago. Impact: Once a vital cog to one of the NFL's top defenses, Harrison will be a role player most Sundays - or whenever they schedule NFL games these days.(STATS, 5:41pm)
Tue. Sep 23, 2014
News: Harrison has un-retired and signed with the Steelers on Tuesday as expected, ESPN.com reports. According to coach Mike Tomlin, the re-signing was "a simple and easy decision for us. We know James. James knows us." Impact: The move became necessary after Pittsburgh placed second-year outside linebacker Jarvis Jones (wrist) on the injured reserve/designated-to-return list Monday. Harrison played in 15 games for the Bengals last season, starting 10 of them, and recording 30 tackles and two sacks. He is second on the Steelers' all-time sacks list with 64, and will have an opportunity to add to that total in Week 4 against Tampa Bay.(RotoWire, )
Tue. Sep 23, 2014
News: The 36-year-old Harrison posted a picture on Twitter on Tuesday morning, writing done deal next to a photo of him signing a contract with the Pittsburgh Steelers. Impact: Harrison retired as a member of the Steelers less than three weeks ago after spending the 2013 season with the Cincinnati Bengals. He cited the need to be close to his sons. Playing for the Steelers takes care of that problem. Harrison lives in a northern suburb. The Steelers need pass rushing help after losing linebackers Ryan Shazier and Jarvis Jones to injury in Sunday night's win over Carolina.(STATS, 10:19am)
Mon. Sep 22, 2014
News: The five-time Pro Bowl linebacker posted a thinly veiled message via Instagram on Monday night that hinted at an imminent return to the Pittsburgh Steelers. Impact: Harrison tweeted "I'll give it one more year" while linking to a video in which he asks his two sons if they want him to play football. They hesitate, but when prompted that if he played for the Steelers he could stay home, his sons answer yes emphatically. Harrison signed a one-day contract to retire as a member of the Steelers on Sept. 5. The team is thin at linebacker after Ryan Shazier and Jarvis Jones went down with injuries in Sunday night's 37-19 loss to Carolina.(STATS, 8:23pm)
Mon. Sep 22, 2014
News: Harrison is expected to sign with the Steelers this week, NFL.com reports. Impact: Harrison announced his retirement a month ago, but with the Steelers in dire need of help at linebacker, the 36-year-old will return to the team for which he played nine NFL seasons. Pittsburgh, which lost Ryan Shazier (knee) and Jarvis Jones (wrist) recently, has few experienced players to fill the void. While Harrison no longer has elite explosion, he's familiar with defensive coordinator Dick LeBeau's system and can still defend the run. Assuming the signing goes through, Harrison will likely compete with Arthur Moats for playing time.(RotoWire, )
James Harrison
2014 Season
Ht: 6' 0"  Wt: 275  Age: 36
Born: 5/4/1978, Akron, Ohio
College: Kent State
NFL Experience: 11th season
Salary: n/a
Injury Status
No reported Injury