Just hours after James Harrison posted an Instagram message saying he was considering whether or not to stay with the Pittsburgh Steelers or join Dick LeBeau and the Tennessee Titans, the Steelers announced this morning that they had signed Harrison to a two-year contract. Financial details of the contract were not disclosed.
2015 will be Harrison’s 13th season in the NFL. He has spent 12 of those years in Pittsburgh (2002, 2004-12 and 2014). Originally signed as an undrafted rookie free agent in 2002 out of Kent State, Harrison has been a mainstay in the Steelers defense. Last season, Harrison recorded 45 tackles and 5.5 sacks in 11 regular season games. Harrison was a five-time Pro Bowl selection from 2007-11 and helped lead the team to two Super Bowl Championships (XL and XLIII).
Harrison is tied for first in franchise history with 17 multi-sack games and second in team history in sacks with 69.5.
Harrison had been training during the offseason in Arizona and met with Steelers officials in Phoenix where the 2015 NFL Owners Meetings are being held.