James Harrison
LB PIT (8)
4 weeks ago

Harrison signed a two-year, $3.5 million contract with the Steelers on Wednesday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

EDGE Analysis

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.

James Harrison
LB PIT (8)
2 months ago

Harrison plans to return for what will be his 14th NFL season in 2017, Gerry Dulac of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

EDGE Analysis

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.

James Harrison
LB PIT (8)
2 months ago

Harrison (shoulder/triceps) is listed as active for Sunday's AFC championship game against the Patriots.

EDGE Analysis

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.

James Harrison
LB PIT (8)
2 months ago

Harrison (shoulder/triceps) is slated to play in Sunday's AFC championship game in New England, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

EDGE Analysis

Harrison sandwiched two full practiced 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 allowed just 17 sacks of the veteran signal-caller in 13 games (including playoffs) this season.

James Harrison
LB PIT (8)
2 months ago

Harrison (shoulder/triceps) is questionable to play in Sunday's AFC Championship Game against the Patriots.

EDGE Analysis

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.

James Harrison
LB PIT (8)
2 months ago

Harrison (shoulder/triceps) didn't practice on Thursday.

EDGE Analysis

Harrison was a full participant in practice Wednesday and appeared in line to participate all week. He was initially expected to sit out some time this week for rest purposes and that is likely the reason for his absence Thursday. Despite sitting out practice he isn't expected to be limited in any fashion in Sunday's game against New England.

James Harrison
LB PIT (8)
2 months ago

Harrison (shoulder/triceps) was a full participant at practice Wednesday.

EDGE Analysis

Harrison was initially expected to be limited early in the week due to his shoulder and triceps injuries but it appears he recovered enough to not need the extra rest and he should be a full go for Sunday's AFC championship game.

James Harrison
LB PIT (8)
2 months ago

Harrison suffered a shoulder/triceps injury and may be limited in practice, Dale Lolley of the Washington Observer-Reporter reports.

EDGE Analysis

Harrison didn't appear to be limited at all in Sunday's win over Kansas City. It's unlikely that he'll miss any game action when Pittsburgh faces New England on Sunday, but it's expected that he'll be limited in practice early in the week so he can rest and recover for the game.

James Harrison
LB PIT (8)
2 months ago

Harrison totaled six tackles (five solo), including a sack in the Steelers' 18-16 playoff win over the Chiefs on Sunday.

EDGE Analysis

Harrison's sack, the only one for Pittsburgh, ended a third quarter drive to preserve a 15-7 lead. The Steelers were unable to record a sack in their Week 7 loss to the Patriots, who they face in the AFC championship game next week.

James Harrison
LB PIT (8)
3 months ago

Harrison had 10 tackles (six solo), including 1.5 sacks and forced a fumble in Pittsburgh's 30-12 wild-card win against Miami on Sunday.

EDGE Analysis

Since sacks became an official stat in 1982, Harrison (38) is the 2nd-oldest player to record a postseason sack (Junior Seau, 39). Harrison finished the season with 53 tackles (39 solo), including five sacks. He also had two forced fumbles and an interception. An unrestricted free agent, Harrison does not appear to be slowing down, even at 38 years old. Playing in every game except a meaningless Week 17 game against Cleveland, his five sacks matched last season, and the 53 tackles were his most since 2012.