James Harrison Gets the Deal He Deserves

Bob MarleyCorrespondent IApril 13, 2009

PITTSBURGH - DECEMBER 7:  James Harrison #92 of the Pittsburgh Steelers runs with the ball after a fumble recovery during their NFL game against the Dallas Cowboys on December 7, 2008 at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The Steelers defeated the Cowboys 20-13. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Steelers signed OLB James Harrison to a new six-year, $51.175 million contract. The deal includes $20 million in bonuses. Not much else about the deal is known, but more details are to come.

As Defensive Player Of The Year, Harrison was scheduled to become a free agent after this coming season. This deal guarantees Harrison to be a Steelers LB for the next six years.