James Harrison RUMORS & NEWS

  • James Harrison says he wants to return to Steelers

    CBSSports.com "The Bengals cut James Harrison five days ago, less than a year after he signed with the team. On Monday, the 35-year-old admitted that he'd like to return to Pittsburgh, where he played from 2002-2012, won two Super Bowls (and appeared in another), and earned the 2008 NFL Defensive Player of the..." March 18

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    Adam Schefter @AdamSchefter

    Bengals now officially have released LB James Harrison.

  • Bengals release LB James Harrison

    CBSSports.com "Almost a year to the day after linebacker James Harrison tweeted his goodbyes to Steelers Nation, he did the same to Bengals fans Thursday. The Bengals confirmed the news. Harrison, the 2008 NFL Defensive Player of the Year, and the Steelers parted ways last spring after the linebacker..." March 13

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    Mike Garafolo @MikeGarafolo

    Bengals LB James Harrison (concussion) is inactive.

  • Harrison: It will be all business against the Steelers

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Six months have passed since the business decision led to James Harrison's departure from the Steelers. From Harrison's perspective not much has changed since March when he could not come to terms on a restructured contract with the franchise that signed him as an undrafted free agent. It was..." September 14

  • Bengals linebacker James Harrison: Pouncey was Steelers’ best offensive player

    Pro Football Talk "Bengals linebacker James Harrison will be facing his old team when the Steelers come to town on Monday night but he believes his old team is significantly weakened. According to Harrison Steelers center Maurkice Pouncey who suffered a season-ending knee injury in Week One was the best player on..." September 14

  • James Harrison knocks 'Hard Knocks'

    ESPN.com "James Harrison said Monday the people working on HBO's "Hard Knocks" haven't earned the right to be at the Cincinnati Bengals' training camp to capture the inside stories of the team. Bengals owner Mike Brown has said he agreed to let his team be documented on this season of "Hard Knocks" because..." August 13

  • Bengals' James Harrison getting adjusted

    Cincinnati Enquirer "James Harrison admitted that if someone had asked him Tuesday how he was adjusting to a new defense, he would have said not well. But with another night to study and two hours on the practice fields, Harrison was in better spirits after the Bengals wrapped up Wednesday’s session. “I think the..." May 30

  • Bengals, Harrison in no hurry to cut a deal

    Cincinnati Enquirer "After optimism over the weekend that James Harrison could be coming to the Bengals, things have slowed down measurably. According to observers on both sides, no signing is imminent. the linebacker visited town Thursday and meetings with the team went well. But things can change once..." April 17

  • James Harrison's talks with Bengals "not going well"

    NFL.com "Pump the brakes on the lovefest between free-agent linebacker James Harrison and the Cincinnati Bengals. Harrison met with the Bengals on Monday to hammer out a contract, but talks have hit a snag. "It's not going well," a source informed of the process told NFL.com's Ian Rapoport. Asked by..." April 16

  • Bengals try to sign James Harrison

    ESPN.com "The Cincinnati Bengals and former Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Harrison will try to complete a deal this week, a source familiar with situation told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter. Harrison and former Miami Dolphins linebacker Karlos Dansby each visited Cincinnati last week, and while..." April 14

  • James Harrison visits Bengals

    Dayton Daily News "As first published by USA Today, former Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Harrison is visiting the Cincinnati Bengals today. Harrison, who will be 35 in May, is a five-time Pro Bowler who has spent his first 11 seasons with the Steelers and signed a five-year contract prior to the 2009..." April 12

  • James Harrison to meet with Cincinnati Bengals

    NFL.com "James Harrison might wind up staying in the AFC North, but not with the Baltimore Ravens, as many expected early in the free agency process. Harrison is visiting the Cincinnati Bengals on Thursday, according to NFL.com's Ian Rapoport. The story was first reported by USA Today Sports. Harrison,..." April 11

  • Former Steeler James Harrison still without a contract

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "James Harrison remains a man without a team. Harrison, the five-time Pro Bowl outside linebacker cut by the Steelers on March 9, was expected to take a physical for the Ravens in Baltimore on Monday, according to his agent. But it did not take place after the Ravens signed former Broncos..." March 26

  • James Harrison reportedly told he's done with Steelers

    NFL.com "James Harrison hasn't given up on returning to the Steelers, but Pittsburgh is officially moving on. Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported Tuesday that the team informed Harrison they have no interest in bringing him back for the 2013 season, according to a source. The..." March 26

  • James Harrison open to Pittburgh Steelers return

    NFL.com "Perhaps the Pittsburgh Steelers will get James Harrison back at the price they wanted after all. Harrison hasn't given up on the possibility of returning to the Steelers, his agent told ESPN. Harrison's camp would "welcome" a call from the Steelers. We'd think that Pittsburgh would be open..." March 25

  • Former Steelers LB James Harrison joining New Orleans Saints would be 'a long shot

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "Former Steelers linebacker James Harrison may "love to be in New Orleans" and may be a "great fit for the Saints," according to Harrison's agent Bill Parise. But the probability of Harrison joining the New Orleans Saints would be "a long shot," according to a league source. The Saints are..." March 11

  • More speculation: James Harrison to Ravens?

    CSN Baltimore "We've seen him in black and gold for quite a while, but is there a chance that linebacker James Harrison could wind up in purple in 2013? More free-agent speculation that's been popping up this weekend. The Steelers cut loose Harrison, their long-time linebacker who's now 35 years old. Is..." March 11

  • Former Steelers linebacker James Harrison would be 'great fit' for New Orleans Saints, agent says

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "A former NFL defensive Player of the Year would have no problem joining the New Orleans Saints as former Steelers outside linebacker James Harrison would "love to be in New Orleans," according to his agent, Bill Parise. "The Saints would be a great fit," Parise said Sunday..." March 11

  • Agent: James Harrison interested in Baltimore Ravens

    NFL.com "Hours after being released by the Pittsburgh Steelers, James Harrison told NFL Network he wasn't "closed to playing for any team or any area." Harrison's agent, Bill Parise, hammered home Harrison's wide-open viewpoint by making it known the five-time Pro Bowl linebacker is interested in..." March 10

  • Harrison release could be a sign of things to come

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "The Steelers cut James Harrison on Saturday even though he had two years left on his contract. • Of the major sports, only in football does something like this regularly happen. In baseball, hockey and basketball, contracts are guaranteed. In football, they are not. A team can cut a player at any..." March 10

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    James Harrison @

    It's been a great run but all good things must come to a end. Thank you Steelers Nation I will miss you all!

  • Steelers release James Harrison

    Fox Sports "The Pittsburgh Steelers have released veteran linebacker James Harrison. Signed by the Steelers as an undrafted rookie free agent in 2002 and released the following year, Harrison became one of the team's leaders when he returned in 2004 and helped the franchise to a pair of Super Bowl titles..." March 09

  • Steelers may soon release James Harrison

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Negotiations between the Steelers and the agent for James Harrison continue but neither side has found anything to their liking on a new deal and the chance has increased that the star linebacker could be released soon. Harrison, the NFL Defensive Player of the Year in 2008 and a five-time Pro..." March 07

  • Steelers, Harrison talking contract restructuring

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "The Steelers want five-time Pro Bowl linebacker James Harrison to return in 2013 and are attempting to restructure his contract to reduce his $10,035,00 salary cap hit. Harrison's agent, Bill Parise, wouldn't say Tuesday whether the Steelers want Harrison to take a pay cut. “I really don't..." March 06

  • Kevin Colbert Says Team Still Hasn’t Talked To James Harrison About His Future

    Steelers Depot "Pittsburgh Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert was asked Thursday about the pending situation with linebacker James Harrison while in Indianapolis at the NFL scouting combine. Colbert, according to report on NFL.com, said that they still haven't had any discussions with Harrison's agents..." February 21

  • James Harrison won't take Pittsburgh Steelers pay cut

    NFL.com "The Pittsburgh Steelers are expected to wave goodbye to a lot of big names this offseason, with linebacker James Harrison the biggest of them all. The 35-year-old linebacker is under contract next year for $6.57 million. That figure is too high because of Harrison's injury history, but don't..." February 12

  • Cheaper to keep Steelers’ Harrison

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "Steelers linebacker James Harrison is willing to restructure his contract. Smart man. Harrison won't take a pay cut, however, and that stubborn streak could make him an ex-Steeler. Harrison is scheduled to earn $6.57 million in 2013 and $7.57 million in '14. That's a big salary-cap number..." February 12