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Steelers Won’t Re-Sign Linebacker Harrison, Post-Gazette Reports

NFL Linebacker James Harrison
National Football League linebacker James Harrison has played his entire 10-year career in Pittsburgh, winning the 2008 Associated Press Defensive Player of the Year award. Photographer: Justin K. Aller/Getty Images

The Pittsburgh Steelers won’t re-sign former Defensive Player of the Year James Harrison, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported.

Harrison, a linebacker, was cut March 9 after he and the team couldn’t agree on how much of a pay cut he would take from his 2013 salary of $6.6 million, and the Steelers have since decided to move on, the newspaper said, citing a person it didn’t identify.

The 34-year-old Harrison has played his entire 10-year National Football League career in Pittsburgh, winning the 2008 Associated Press Defensive Player of the Year award. He was named a first-team All-Pro that season and in 2010.

Harrison has 64 career sacks, with the six he had last season while playing 13 games his fewest since becoming a full-time starter in 2007.

Harrison traveled to Baltimore for a physical and meeting with the Ravens yesterday but the interview was canceled after the team signed former Denver Broncos defensive end Elvis Dumervil, the Post-Gazette said.

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