PITTSBURGH (AP) — James Harrison’s lengthy tenure with the Pittsburgh Steelers is over.
The AFC North champions launched the five-time Professional Bowl linebacker and 2008 NFL defensive participant of the yr on Saturday to make room for proper sort out Marcus Gilbert. Gilbert is coming back from a suspension for violating the league’s performance-enhancing substance coverage.
The 39-year-old Harrison is the franchise’s all-time chief in sacks, piling up 80.5 throughout his 14 seasons with the Steelers and 82.5 throughout his profession. Harrison briefly retired in September 2014 following a forgettable 2013 season in Cincinnati however returned when the Steelers bumped into damage bother.
He collected a minimum of 5 sacks each season between 2014 and 2016 and signed a two-year deal final spring that may have stored him in Pittsburgh via his 40th birthday.
Harrison’s taking part in time dipped considerably this season. He has been energetic in simply 5 of Pittsburgh’s 14 video games regardless of being injury-free.