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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

NFL rejects Harrison's appeals of fines

Posted Nov. 30, 2010 @ 3:16 a.m. ET
The NFL has rejected the appeals of Steelers OLB James Harrison for a pair of hits that drew a combined $95,000 in fines. The league also declined to reduce the fines.

Steelers shut down Campbell, Raiders in 35-3 win

Posted Nov. 21, 2010 @ 4:36 p.m. ET
Pittsburgh's James Harrison-led defense drove Jason Campbell from the game, caused two turnovers that Ben Roethlisberger turned into touchdown passes and the Steelers routed the Raiders 35-3 on Sunday.

CB Butler among Patriots' inactives

Posted Nov. 14, 2010 @ 7:05 p.m. ET
The Patriots released their inactives for Sunday night's game against the Steelers and will be playing with just three active cornerbacks.

Harrison questionable, according to Patriots

Posted Nov. 13, 2010 @ 12:29 p.m. ET
Steelers OLB James Harrison has been added to the team's injury report for their Week 10 matchup with the Patriots. Strangely, the announcement didn't come from the Steelers, but rather the New England injury report.

Patriots-Steelers matchup of the day: Wednesday

Posted Nov. 10, 2010 @ 6:16 p.m. ET
Here's a matchup to watch in the Week 10 game between the Patriots and Steelers: Patriots offensive line vs. Steelers linebackers

Goodell: Active players will not help decide fines

Posted Nov. 08, 2010 @ 3:51 p.m. ET
NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said Monday that active NFL players won't be deciding punishment for flagrant hits that merit fines.

Harrison fined $20,000 for late hit

Posted Nov. 04, 2010 @ 1:14 p.m. ET
Harrison was fined $20,000 for a late hit on Saints QB Drew Brees in Sunday night's loss. He hit Brees from behind after the QB had thrown a pass.

Week Seven games a 'good start' toward cleaner play

Posted Oct. 25, 2010 @ 1:18 p.m. ET
A week after multiple violent, helmet-to-helmet hits raised the ire of the NFL, the league praised its players for clean play on Sunday in Week Seven games.

Ward says QBs deserve blame for hard hits

Posted Oct. 23, 2010 @ 1 p.m. ET
With his teammate James Harrison receiving media criticism all week for the hard hits he made in the Steelers' Week Six win over the Browns, Pittsburgh WR Hines Ward said some blame for the recent rise in helmet-to-helmet hits should ...

Will NFL's hitting video scare players straight?

Posted Oct. 21, 2010 @ 6:53 p.m. ET
In the NFL's new getting-tough-on-headhunters video campaign, league football operations head Ray Anderson dictates the difference between clean and dirty. Warning: The distinction is slight.

Steelers OLB Harrison returns to practice

Posted Oct. 21, 2010 @ 10:05 a.m. ET
Steelers OLB James Harrison returned to the team's practice facility on Thursday, one day after contemplating retirement.

Steelers ROLB Harrison excused from practice, talks retirement

Posted Oct. 20, 2010 @ 2:13 p.m. ET
Steelers ROLB James Harrison, fined $75,000 for hitting Browns WR Mohamed Massaquoi in the helmet in Pittsburgh's 28-10 win vs. Cleveland Sunday, met with head coach Mike Tomlin on Wednesday and was excused from practice and meetings, according ...

NFL takes controversial hit photos off sale

Posted Oct. 20, 2010 @ 10:30 a.m. ET
The NFL has admitted that it erred by allowing photos of illegal hits from this past weekend's games to be sold to the public on NFL.com.

Steelers OLB Harrison fined $75,000 for hits

Posted Oct. 19, 2010 @ 5:40 p.m. ET
The NFL fined Steelers OLB James Harrison $75,000 on Tuesday for his two helmet-to-helmet hits in Sunday's win over the Browns.

Fines and suspensions may be coming for helmet-to-helmet violators

Posted Oct. 19, 2010 @ 10:16 a.m. ET
Following a physical Sunday in the NFL which saw multiple helmet-to-helmet collisions that left several players injured, the league is expected to come down with severe fines and in some cases, even suspensions.

Harrison unapologetic for violent play

Posted Oct. 18, 2010 @ 4:32 p.m. ET
Steelers OLB James Harrison was unapologetic for his hits, saying he is out to hurt any opposing player who comes near him on the field.

Browns-Steelers matchup of the day: Tuesday

Posted Oct. 12, 2010 @ 12:53 p.m. ET
Can one of the Browns' top players rebound from an uncharacteristically poor performance? 

NFL fines Steelers LB Harrison

Posted Sept. 23, 2010 @ 10:10 a.m. ET
The NFL fined LB James Harrison $5,000 for his hit on Titans QB Vince Young in the Steelers' Week Two victory.

Defense leads way for Steelers

Posted Sept. 22, 2010 @ 7:35 p.m. ET
The Steelers' defense has saved the day as Pittsburgh tries to slug its way through a four-game stretch without QB Ben Roethlisberger.

Steelers use turnovers to top Titans

Posted Sept. 19, 2010 @ 4:43 p.m. ET
Pittsburgh forced seven turnovers in defeating the Tennessee Titans 19-11 Sunday.

STATS, LLC PLAYER NEWS

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.

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