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Report: Steelers sign James Harrison to two-year contract

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Ethan Sears
Written by Ethan Sears

James Harrison and the Pittsburgh Steelers have reportedly agreed on a two-year, $3.5 million contract, enabling the team to lock him up before free agency.

Harrison, who has been with the Steelers for 13 of his 14 NFL seasons, will be 39 years old when the 2017 season starts. Despite his age, Harrison has managed to be productive in recent years, posting five sacks and nine hits in 2016. Harrison also had an 86.7 PFF grade, ranking 11th among edge rushers.

Though explicit details of the contract are not yet known, the Steelers committed little top-line money to Harrison. It’s a small risk — and one that could be worth it if Harrison continues defying Father Time.

About the author

Ethan Sears

Ethan Sears

Ethan Sears is the publisher of sports web site EthanSears.com and will graduate in 2017 from Rye High School in Westchester County, New York. He has loved sports from an early age and intends to have a long career in journalism.

Ethan interned at the New York Post in the summers of 2015 and 2016. He also writes for Giants Wire, USA Today's New York Giants blog. In addition to writing and editing his own website, Ethan is the sports editor for his school paper, Garnet and Black. You can follow him on Twitter @ethan_sears.