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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 might have to act on Harrison

Posted July 13, 2011 @ 3:17 p.m. ET
As far as I am concerned, James Harrison can rip Roger Goodell all he wants. But calling out his teammates? That's bad business.

Rooney responds to Harrison article

Posted July 13, 2011 @ 12:22 p.m. ET
Steelers president Art Rooney II says the lockout has not allowed him to speak with OLB James Harrison, whose comments in a magazine article have sparked a controversy.

Steelers OLB Harrison has some harsh words for Goodell

Posted July 13, 2011 @ 9:31 a.m. ET
Steelers OLB James Harrison is profiled in the August issue of Men's Journal, and the former Defensive Player of the Year spoke out against NFL commissioner Roger Goodell.

Readers say Peyton Manning is most feared player

Posted June 27, 2011 @ 4:35 p.m. ET

Steelers' Harrison, Woodley not happy with new NFL rule

Posted May 25, 2011 @ 9:11 p.m. ET
The NFL's announcement that it plans to discipline teams this season if their players reach or surpass a certain number of illegal hits did not sit well with two star Steelers defenders.

Who needs to brush up on their NFL rulebook?

Posted May 18, 2011 @ 3:51 p.m. ET
As the NFL lockout continues, PFW delves into the NFL rulebook with some thoughts on players and coaches who might have some brushing up to do.

Harrison to have surgery on lower back

Posted Feb. 14, 2011 @ 4:55 p.m. ET
Steelers OLB James Harrison was scheduled to have surgery on his lower back on Monday.

Steelers OLB Harrison planning to play through 2014

Posted Feb. 03, 2011 @ 9:21 p.m. ET
Steelers OLB James Harrison admits that his flirtation with retirement earlier this season was an overreaction to the frustration he felt after being fined.

Super Bowl XLV matchup of the day: Thursday

Posted Feb. 03, 2011 @ 9:08 a.m. ET
Here's a key matchup to watch in Super Bowl XLV — the Steelers' outside linebackers vs. the Packers' offensive tackles.

Steelers-Browns matchup of the day: Friday

Posted Dec. 31, 2010 @ 10:32 p.m. ET
Here's a matchup to watch in Sunday's Steelers-Browns game — Steelers OLBs James Harrison and LaMarr Woodley vs. Browns OTs Joe Thomas and John St. Clair.

Don't forget Harrison in Defensive MVP discussion

Posted Dec. 31, 2010 @ 2:05 p.m. ET
Controversial Steelers OLB James Harrison leads the team in sacks but appears to be a distant second behind SS Troy Polamalu in the race for team MVP, which in this 11-4 season could equate to being the NFL Defensive MVP.

NFL announces fine reduction for hits

Posted Dec. 30, 2010 @ 5:40 p.m. ET
The NFL has decided to reduce the fines handed out to some of the league's hardest-hitting players. Judy Battista of the New York Times first reported the news on Twitter.

Insider: Whisenhunt deserves better

Posted Dec. 05, 2010 @ 11:34 p.m. ET
An NFL insider says Cardinals head coach Ken Whisenhunt has been hurt by the Arizona franchise's refusal to keep top talent.

Health of Roethlisberger, Steelers' pass protection issues to watch

Posted Dec. 04, 2010 @ 10:20 p.m. ET
As the Steelers enter the final weeks of the regular season, several issues bear watching.  

Steelers' Harrison fined again

Posted Nov. 30, 2010 @ 5:14 p.m. ET
Steelers LB James Harrison has been fined $25,000 for a roughing-the-passer penalty in the team's Week 12 win over the Bills.


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.