James Harrison re-signs with Steelers

The Steelers have announced that the team has signed linebacker James Harrison to a new two-year deal with the franchise through the 2018 season. He led the team with 7 1/2 sacks, 2 1/2 in the playoffs, and is the Steelers' career sacks leader with 79 1/2.

Harrison spent his entire career with the Pittsburgh Steelers, minus a short stint with the Cincinnati Bengals in 2013. But, in September, Harrison agreed to come out of retirement and sign a contract with Pittsburgh.

James Harrison's agent says OLB has two-year deal with Steelers. With five sacks previous year, Harrison became the franchise leader in that category. In a post to Instagram on Wednesday afternoon, Harrison shared a shot of a contract signing that he captioned "Two more years Here We Go #steelersnation". Despite Pittsburgh's attempts to draft and develop a successor to take Harrison's place on defense, the five-time Pro Bowler has fended off all attempts of replacement, managing to remain an effective player well into his late-30s. He recorded five sacks and managed to grab one interception off Kirk Cousins of the Washington Redskins.

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