Report: James Harrison Set to Return For 2016 NFL Season With the Steelers
James Harrison may be turning 38-years-old in May, but apparently the five-time Pro Bowl linebacker has at least one more season in him because it is being reported that he is expected to return to the Steelers for the 2016 NFL season.
Harrison signed a two-year extension with the team last offseason. The contract was worth $2.65-million with a $500,000 signing bonus. Last season he played in 15 games, recording 40 total tackles, five sacks, two forced fumbles and an interception.
If the Tweets below are to be believed, it appears as though the Steelers and Harrison are on the same page here, and an official announcement of his return should be coming soon.
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) February 16, 2016
According to his agent, James Harrison plans on playing next year. “He’s under contract for next year and we plan to honor that.”
— SteelersNation (@iSteelersNation) February 16, 2016
Colbert on James Harrison return: “We anticipate he wants to continue playing. Don’t see any reason why we wouldn’t want to have James here”
— Gerry Dulac (@gerrydulac) February 16, 2016
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