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Steelers sign linebacker James Harrison

Posted Mar 22, 2015

Harrison will enter his 13th season in the NFL in 2015 and 12th in Pittsburgh.

The Steelers signed linebacker James Harrison to a two-year contract, the team announced today. Financial terms of the contract were not disclosed.


Harrison will enter his 13th season in the NFL in 2015 and 12th in Pittsburgh (Pittsburgh (2002, 2004-12 and 2014 with Pittsburgh and 2013 with Cincinnati).


In 2014, Harrison contributed 45 tackles and 5.5 sacks in 11 regular season games (four starts), and had two tackles in the team’s postseason contest.


The Kent State product originally signed with the team as an undrafted free agent in 2002. He has appeared in 157 regular season games (108 starts). Harrison earned five consecutive Pro Bowl selections from 2007-11 as a Steeler while helping lead the team to two Super Bowl Championships (XL and XLIII) in three title game appearances. He ranks tied for first in team history with 17 multi-sack games and is second with 69.5 sacks (since the statistic became official in 1982).