BREAKING: Steelers Release Franchise Sack Leader James Harrison
Just two weeks before the end of the season, the Pittsburgh Steelers decided to make a shocking move. On Saturday, the team parted ways with franchise sack leader James Harrison just days ahead of their Christmas Day game against the Houston Texans.
Here’s the team-released statement:
“To make room on the roster, the Steelers released linebacker James Harrison. Harrison, the team’s all-time sack leader with 80.5, originally signed with the Steelers as an undrafted rookie free agent on April 22, 2002. He’s started 107-of-177 regular-season games played for Pittsburgh (117-of-192 in his NFL career).”