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James Harrison

James Harrison - #92 - LB

Status Inactive
Height/Weight 6' 0"/ 242 lbs.
Birthday 05/04/1978
Birthplace Akron, OH
College Kent State
Years played 10

Steelers part ways with OLB Harrison

Posted March 09, 2013 @ 12:40 p.m. ET
The Steelers released four-time All-Pro and 2008 PFW/PFWA defensive player of the year James Harrison, the team announced Saturday.

Sacks have decreased, but Steelers still stingy

Posted Dec. 14, 2012 @ 6:33 p.m. ET
The Steelers are allowing fewer yards than any other team without an overpowering pass rush from a sacks perspective.  

Harrison's return adds to Steelers' pass-rush punch

Posted Oct. 06, 2012 @ 12:25 p.m. ET
ROLB James Harrison's return could be just what the Steelers' pass rush needs. 

Steelers OLB Harrison misses practice again

Posted Sept. 07, 2012 @ 3:52 p.m. ET
Steelers OLB James Harrison did not practice Friday, making it unlikely he will play in the season opener at Denver Sunday.

Wallace signs tender; Steelers activate Harrison, Worilds

Posted Aug. 28, 2012 @ 5:20 p.m. ET
The Steelers announced that WR Mike Wallace signed his free-agent tender and LBs James Harrison and Jason Worilds were activated from the PUP list.

Steelers OLB Harrison undergoes knee scope

Posted Aug. 15, 2012 @ 3:53 p.m. ET
Steelers LB James Harrison underwent a knee scope on Wednesday morning, according to Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

Dalton, Harrison among new Pro Bowlers

Posted Jan. 22, 2012 @ 8:40 p.m. ET
The NFL announced some changes to the AFC Pro Bowl roster on Sunday, as players on the Patriots will be unavailable to play in the game on Jan. 29.

NFL upholds Harrison's suspension

Posted Dec. 16, 2011 @ 12:34 p.m. ET
The NFL upheld its one-game suspension on Steelers OLB James Harrison, league spokesman Greg Aiello announced Friday.

Take concussion tests off sidelines

Posted Dec. 13, 2011 @ 12:48 p.m. ET
If the Browns' medical staff could take a look at glassy-eyed Colt McCoy after James Harrison all but decapitated him in Week 14 and not conclude he was impaired they must have gotten their medical degrees at Wal-Mart.

Steelers OLB Harrison suspended one game for hit

Posted Dec. 13, 2011 @ 11:12 a.m. ET
The NFL has suspended Steelers OLB James Harrison for one game for his helmet-to-helmet hit on Browns QB Colt McCoy in last Thursday night's game.

Report: Harrison may be suspended for hits

Posted Dec. 11, 2011 @ 3:14 p.m. ET
Following his helmet-to-helmet hit on Browns QB Colt McCoy, Steelers OLB James Harrison is under scrutiny once again for his violent style of play.

Week Nine Players of the Week

Posted Nov. 08, 2011 @ 12:45 p.m. ET
This week, PFW selects Aaron Rodgers, James Harrison and Patrick Peterson as its Players of the Week.

Steelers: Harrison out, Roethlisberger expected to play

Posted Oct. 04, 2011 @ 12:22 p.m. ET
They may have their quarterback this coming Sunday, but the Steelers will be without one of their top defensive players for the next few weeks.

Harrison apologizes for comments in statement

Posted July 14, 2011 @ 8:51 p.m. ET
Steelers OLB James Harrison issued an apology on Thursday evening for his quotes in a magazine article where he insulted NFL commissioner Roger Goodell and teammates Ben Roethlisberger and Rashard Mendenhall.

Steelers standouts dealing with controversies

Posted July 14, 2011 @ 4:49 p.m. ET
The fallout from WR Hines Ward's arrest on misdemeanor DUI charges on July 9 and OLB James Harrison's controversial comments in Men's Journal is to be determined.


Posted March 09, 2013
The Steelers have released Harrison after the team and the hard-hitting defensive star who played on two Super Bowl champions failed to agree on a new contract.||||||| Harrison was voted AP's NFL Defensive Player of the Year in 2008 after setting a team record with 16 sacks. The five-time Pro Bowl player has the longest interception return in Super Bowl history, a 100-yarder for a score against the Arizona Cardinals in 2009.
Posted Oct. 16, 2012
Harrison says he's endured "double digit" concussions during his career and is turning to a special sort of padding to help combat the issue.||||||| The four-time Pro Bowler said Tuesday he's never missed a game due to concussions but began using advanced padding to help deal with future head collisions. Harrison began wearing equipment inside his helmet initially developed as body armor for U.S. armed forces about a year ago after fracturing .
Posted Oct. 05, 2012
Harrison practiced in full Friday and is listed as probable for Sunday's game against the Eagles.||||||| Harrison had minor surgery on his left knee in August. He has not played in a game of any kind since January, so his snaps will be limited.
Posted Sept. 16, 2012
Harrison and safety Troy Polamalu did not take part in the Steelers' final practice of the week and will not play Sunday at Oakland.||||||| The defensive standouts - named to a combined 12 Pro Bowls - will not dress for the second consecutive game. Harrison, who had surgery on his left knee Aug. 15, has not played yet this season. Polamalu missed last week's win over the New York Jets due to a calf injury.
Posted Sept. 14, 2012
Harrison did not practice on Friday and is questionable for Sunday's game against the New York Jets.||||||| Harrison, who hasn't suited up for a game since a playoff loss to Denver last January, said he "felt great" but allowed there's a risk in coming back too quickly. The knee has been bothering Harrison since minicamp and he underwent arthroscopic surgery on Aug. 15.