As we talked about last week after the Super Bowl win, the Steelers are starting to talk more seriously with LB James Harrison about a contract extension that will pay him what he’s worth. Pro Football Talk.com had the story along with ESPN.com.
Steelers are actively working on a multi-year contract extension for Pro Bowl outside linebacker James Harrison, according to ESPN.com.
Per ESPN.com blogger James Walker, the Steelers have been negotiating with the NFL Defensive Player of the Year’s agent, Bill Parise, as often as twice daily.
Harrison recorded 16 sacks, seven forced fumbles and 101 tackles last season, also registering a dramatic 100-yard interception return for a touchdown in the Super Bowl, but was paid only a $1.2 million base salary.
“It’s been a very open process, and it’s going about the way you would expect,” Parise said. “So I think everything is moving along.
“Certainly the Steelers didn’t win six Super Bowls by not knowing what they’re doing. I’m sure they understand exactly what they have and where they’re going with James’ situation.”
Harrison is one of those Steelers that has a year left on his deal, and he’s the number one target to get a deal done so that he’s not playing the 2009 season with the thoughts of being a free agent in 2010.
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