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.
Super Bowl XL Champion
2008 Pro Bowl Starter
2008 Deffensive Player of the Year
Super Bowl XLIII Champion
2009 Pro Bowl Starter
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.
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