Harrison signed a two-year, $3.5 million contract with the Steelers on Wednesday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports. Harrison will turn 39 in May, but the veteran pass rusher hasn't shown many signs of slowing down. He had 50 tackles, including 5.0 sacks, two forced fumbles, and an interception in 2016. He may see a slightly reduced role on defense to keep him fresh, but will likely still be one of the team's starting outside linebackers.
Harrison plans to return for what will be his 14th NFL season in 2017, Gerry Dulac of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports. Harrison will be 39 when the 2017 season begins. Despite his age, the veteran linebacker has continued to be productive, racking up 73 tackles, 7.5 sacks, three forced fumbles, and an interception while playing in 18 games (including playoffs) in 2016. Harrison could see a slight reduction in play time as the team looks to keep him fresh and impactful at his age, but he's given no indications of slowing down and figures to be quality defender for Pittsburgh once again next year.
Harrison (shoulder/triceps) is listed as active for Sunday's AFC championship game against the Patriots. Harrison's availability comes as no surprise after logging two full practices earlier in the week. He'll provide depth in the Steelers' pass-rushing attack per usual, while Jarvis Jones and Arthur Moats are slated to start at outside linebacker.
Harrison (shoulder/triceps) is slated to play in Sunday's AFC championship game in New England, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports. Harrison sandwiched two full practices about a veteran's day off Thursday, so his availability wasn't really in peril. While he'll be attempting to disrupt the usually heady Tom Brady, the Patriots' offensive line has allowed just 17 sacks of the veteran signal-caller in 13 games (including playoffs) this season.
Harrison (shoulder/triceps) is questionable to play in Sunday's AFC Championship Game against the Patriots. Harrison was given the day off Thursday, but considering he logged two full, uninhibited sessions both Wednesday and Friday, there is minimal concern over his availability for Sunday's game.