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Steelers Start Talking Contract w/ LB Harrison

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 had the story along with

Steelers are actively working on a multi-year contract extension for Pro Bowl outside linebacker James Harrison, according to

Per 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.

Matt Loede has been in the sports media for over 16 years, with experience covering the MLB, NBA, and NFL. On Sunday’s during football season, you can hear Matt on national networks like Fox Sports Radio, Associated Press, and others. Born and raised in Cleveland Ohio, Matt studies and talks football inside and out, and is anxious to share his thoughts and comments with readers on a daily basis.

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  1. Jay

    February 13, 2009 at 4:54 pm

    Awesome! Get it done!

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