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James Harrison Re-signs With the Steelers...Finally!

TAMPA, FL - FEBRUARY 01:  James Harrison #92 of the Pittsburgh Steelers scores a 100-yard interception for a touchdown in the second quarter against the Arizona Cardinals during Super Bowl XLIII on February 1, 2009 at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida.  (Photo by Chris McGrath/Getty Images)
Jack MCorrespondent IApril 13, 2009

James Harrison's rocky ride in Pittsburgh seems to be calming down. After being undrafted in 2002, he signed with the Steelers. He was released then re-signed frequently during that time.

He played in Europe to show his stuff and played very well. Harrison's first chance came in '05 because of many injuries on the Steeler's roster. He played great and got into the regular rotation.

He made three special teams tackles in SuperBowl XL.

He became a starter in '06 and was named to two consecutive Pro Bowls following the '07 and '08 seasons.

He was named that 2008 Defensive player of the year and lead the Steelers to a Super Bowl win this past year.

This offseason, James Harrison felt he was worthy of a new contract, but the Steelers wouldn't bite. He was getting closer to asking for a trade before Pittsburgh finally granted his wish today. They granted him a six-year deal worth $51.175 million. The 28 year old is yet to comment to the media on the deal, but the Steelers are more than excited to keep him.

Awards/ Achievements

Super Bowl XL Champion

2008 Pro Bowl Starter

2008 Deffensive Player of the Year

Super Bowl XLIII Champion

2009 Pro Bowl Starter

2008 Stats

101 Tackles

16 Sacks, 4th in NFL

Seven Forced Fumbles, first in NFL

One INT, Super Bowl XLIII return for TD

This is definitely this best move by Pittsburgh this offseason. I don't care who you pick up, when you keep a guy like this on your roster, that is a successful offseason by my standards.

Look for the reconstruction of Heath Miller's contract. The team is looking to sign the TE to a long term deal with less money per year.

Thanks For reading!

Jack M

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