James Harrison RUMORS & NEWS

  • James Harrison Was Threatened With a Positive Drug Test if He Recorded His PED Testing Piss Again

    The Big Lead "James Harrison, the man who wouldn’t piss on Roger Goodell if he was on fire, had to piss without his camera phone recording last night. Earlier in the year, he had recorded a random drug testing that arrived at his home. This time, he was told no bueno, and as he posted things to Instagram,..." May 20

  • James Harrison ordered to take NFL drug test a day after saying he wants to return for 14th season

    Los Angeles Times "Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Harrison announced Monday he hopes to be back for a 14th NFL season in the fall at age 38. The very next day, he was randomly ordered to take a drug test by the league. How do we know about this? Because Harrison posted a video and photo showing much of the..." February 17

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    James C Wexell @jimwexell

    Colbert on James Harrison: "We're anticipating he wants to continue playing. I don't see any reason we wouldn't want to have him here."

  • James Harrison set to enter offseason of uncertainty with Steelers

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "James Harrison, in his own words, is not a “reflective type of person.” So he probably won’t be taking much time to look back at what he accomplished in the 2015 season, but it’s still worth doing. If the 2014 season, in which Harrison, 37, came out of retirement to play 11 games for the..." January 22

  • James Harrison non-committal on return for 2016 season

    The Score "Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Harrison isn't ready to commit to another season just yet following Sunday's 23-16 loss to the Denver Broncos. The 37-year-old belied in his age in the losing effort, recording seven tackles -three of which where he stopped the Broncos for negative yardage -..." January 18

  • Buoyed by Brady, James Harrison eyes legal action to recoup NFL fine $

    Sporting News "The floodgates have opened, and James Harrison is eager to dive in. Following Judge Richard Berman’s decision to overturn the NFL’s four-game suspension of Patriots quarterback Tom Brady for his alleged role in the Deflategate scandal, the Steelers linebacker doesn't see why other players who..." September 08

  • LB James Harrison believes Goodell will prevail in Brady ruling

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "James Harrison hasn't made any attempt to hide his contempt for NFL commissioner Roger Goodell. But when it comes to the Deflategate situation with Tom Brady, Harrison expects Goodell to prevail. Federal judge Richard Berman on Monday pledged to rule by Friday on Brady's challenge of his..." September 01

  • James Harrison rejects sons' participation trophies

    Fox Sports "James Harrison had to earn everything he achieved as an NFL linebacker, and he wasn’t keen on his sons receiving participation trophies, so he sent them back. Harrison posted a picture on Facebook of the two trophies his sons brought home with a scathing caption underneath. Here is the..." August 16

  • Steelers Player Thought James Harrison Retired and “Just Helping Out”

    Black Sports Online "The 2015 Pittsburgh Steelers continue to entertain through the dog days of camp. It all started back when Antonio Brown showed up to training camp in a Rolls Royce decked-out in Steelers gear. From there we’ve had reports of everything from players not knowing who their potential week one..." August 12

  • James Harrison Calls Adam Schefter “Piece of Sh*t” Over JPP Medical Docs

    Behind The Steel Curtain "The news of New York Giants pass rusher Jason Pierre-Paul's fireworks accident over the 4th of July weekend which has him in the hospital dealing with injuries to his hand and arm isn't breaking news. However, the severity of the injury still remains very much a cloud, even for the Giants..." July 09

  • James Harrison will not retire, heading to Arizona to train

    Behind The Steel Curtain "The Steelers' third-leading sacker in 2014 is a pending free agent in 2015. James Harrison has declared himself a free agent. The Steelers outside linebacker declared via Instagram he will not retire from the NFL this year, a season after he returned to Pittsburgh in Week 4. He ended up..." February 23

  • Ben Roethlisberger wasn’t thrilled to see James Harrison in for an offensive play on Sunday.

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "Former All-Pro linebacker James Harrison was an emergency long snapper for the Steelers in 2008. He was used in a different role Sunday — as a blocking tight end and potential pass target near the goal line. Harrison appeared to be the intended target on an aborted pass play on first-and-goal..." November 10

  • James Harrison says he wants to return to Steelers

    CBS Sports "The Bengals cut James Harrison five days ago, less than a year after he signed with the team. On Monday, the 35-year-old admitted that he'd like to return to Pittsburgh, where he played from 2002-2012, won two Super Bowls (and appeared in another), and earned the 2008 NFL Defensive Player of the..." March 18

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    Adam Schefter @AdamSchefter

    Bengals now officially have released LB James Harrison.

  • Bengals release LB James Harrison

    CBS Sports "Almost a year to the day after linebacker James Harrison tweeted his goodbyes to Steelers Nation, he did the same to Bengals fans Thursday. The Bengals confirmed the news. Harrison, the 2008 NFL Defensive Player of the Year, and the Steelers parted ways last spring after the linebacker..." March 13

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    Mike Garafolo @MikeGarafolo

    Bengals LB James Harrison (concussion) is inactive.

  • Harrison: It will be all business against the Steelers

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Six months have passed since the business decision led to James Harrison's departure from the Steelers. From Harrison's perspective not much has changed since March when he could not come to terms on a restructured contract with the franchise that signed him as an undrafted free agent. It was..." September 14

  • Bengals linebacker James Harrison: Pouncey was Steelers’ best offensive player

    Pro Football Talk "Bengals linebacker James Harrison will be facing his old team when the Steelers come to town on Monday night but he believes his old team is significantly weakened. According to Harrison Steelers center Maurkice Pouncey who suffered a season-ending knee injury in Week One was the best player on..." September 14

  • James Harrison knocks 'Hard Knocks'

    ESPN "James Harrison said Monday the people working on HBO's "Hard Knocks" haven't earned the right to be at the Cincinnati Bengals' training camp to capture the inside stories of the team. Bengals owner Mike Brown has said he agreed to let his team be documented on this season of "Hard Knocks" because..." August 13

  • Bengals' James Harrison getting adjusted

    Cincinnati Enquirer "James Harrison admitted that if someone had asked him Tuesday how he was adjusting to a new defense, he would have said not well. But with another night to study and two hours on the practice fields, Harrison was in better spirits after the Bengals wrapped up Wednesday’s session. “I think the..." May 30

  • Bengals, Harrison in no hurry to cut a deal

    Cincinnati Enquirer "After optimism over the weekend that James Harrison could be coming to the Bengals, things have slowed down measurably. According to observers on both sides, no signing is imminent. the linebacker visited town Thursday and meetings with the team went well. But things can change once..." April 17

  • James Harrison's talks with Bengals "not going well"

    NFL.com "Pump the brakes on the lovefest between free-agent linebacker James Harrison and the Cincinnati Bengals. Harrison met with the Bengals on Monday to hammer out a contract, but talks have hit a snag. "It's not going well," a source informed of the process told NFL.com's Ian Rapoport. Asked by..." April 16

  • Bengals try to sign James Harrison

    ESPN "The Cincinnati Bengals and former Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Harrison will try to complete a deal this week, a source familiar with situation told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter. Harrison and former Miami Dolphins linebacker Karlos Dansby each visited Cincinnati last week, and while..." April 14

  • James Harrison visits Bengals

    Dayton Daily News "As first published by USA Today, former Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Harrison is visiting the Cincinnati Bengals today. Harrison, who will be 35 in May, is a five-time Pro Bowler who has spent his first 11 seasons with the Steelers and signed a five-year contract prior to the 2009..." April 12

  • James Harrison to meet with Cincinnati Bengals

    NFL.com "James Harrison might wind up staying in the AFC North, but not with the Baltimore Ravens, as many expected early in the free agency process. Harrison is visiting the Cincinnati Bengals on Thursday, according to NFL.com's Ian Rapoport. The story was first reported by USA Today Sports. Harrison,..." April 11

  • Former Steeler James Harrison still without a contract

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "James Harrison remains a man without a team. Harrison, the five-time Pro Bowl outside linebacker cut by the Steelers on March 9, was expected to take a physical for the Ravens in Baltimore on Monday, according to his agent. But it did not take place after the Ravens signed former Broncos..." March 26

  • James Harrison reportedly told he's done with Steelers

    NFL.com "James Harrison hasn't given up on returning to the Steelers, but Pittsburgh is officially moving on. Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported Tuesday that the team informed Harrison they have no interest in bringing him back for the 2013 season, according to a source. The..." March 26

  • James Harrison open to Pittburgh Steelers return

    NFL.com "Perhaps the Pittsburgh Steelers will get James Harrison back at the price they wanted after all. Harrison hasn't given up on the possibility of returning to the Steelers, his agent told ESPN. Harrison's camp would "welcome" a call from the Steelers. We'd think that Pittsburgh would be open..." March 25

  • Former Steelers LB James Harrison joining New Orleans Saints would be 'a long shot

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "Former Steelers linebacker James Harrison may "love to be in New Orleans" and may be a "great fit for the Saints," according to Harrison's agent Bill Parise. But the probability of Harrison joining the New Orleans Saints would be "a long shot," according to a league source. The Saints are..." March 11

  • More speculation: James Harrison to Ravens?

    CSN Baltimore "We've seen him in black and gold for quite a while, but is there a chance that linebacker James Harrison could wind up in purple in 2013? More free-agent speculation that's been popping up this weekend. The Steelers cut loose Harrison, their long-time linebacker who's now 35 years old. Is..." March 11

  • Former Steelers linebacker James Harrison would be 'great fit' for New Orleans Saints, agent says

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "A former NFL defensive Player of the Year would have no problem joining the New Orleans Saints as former Steelers outside linebacker James Harrison would "love to be in New Orleans," according to his agent, Bill Parise. "The Saints would be a great fit," Parise said Sunday..." March 11

  • Agent: James Harrison interested in Baltimore Ravens

    NFL.com "Hours after being released by the Pittsburgh Steelers, James Harrison told NFL Network he wasn't "closed to playing for any team or any area." Harrison's agent, Bill Parise, hammered home Harrison's wide-open viewpoint by making it known the five-time Pro Bowl linebacker is interested in..." March 10

  • Harrison release could be a sign of things to come

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "The Steelers cut James Harrison on Saturday even though he had two years left on his contract. • Of the major sports, only in football does something like this regularly happen. In baseball, hockey and basketball, contracts are guaranteed. In football, they are not. A team can cut a player at any..." March 10

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    James Harrison @

    It's been a great run but all good things must come to a end. Thank you Steelers Nation I will miss you all!

  • Steelers release James Harrison

    Fox Sports "The Pittsburgh Steelers have released veteran linebacker James Harrison. Signed by the Steelers as an undrafted rookie free agent in 2002 and released the following year, Harrison became one of the team's leaders when he returned in 2004 and helped the franchise to a pair of Super Bowl titles..." March 09

  • Steelers may soon release James Harrison

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Negotiations between the Steelers and the agent for James Harrison continue but neither side has found anything to their liking on a new deal and the chance has increased that the star linebacker could be released soon. Harrison, the NFL Defensive Player of the Year in 2008 and a five-time Pro..." March 07

  • Steelers, Harrison talking contract restructuring

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "The Steelers want five-time Pro Bowl linebacker James Harrison to return in 2013 and are attempting to restructure his contract to reduce his $10,035,00 salary cap hit. Harrison's agent, Bill Parise, wouldn't say Tuesday whether the Steelers want Harrison to take a pay cut. “I really don't..." March 06

  • Kevin Colbert Says Team Still Hasn’t Talked To James Harrison About His Future

    Steelers Depot "Pittsburgh Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert was asked Thursday about the pending situation with linebacker James Harrison while in Indianapolis at the NFL scouting combine. Colbert, according to report on NFL.com, said that they still haven't had any discussions with Harrison's agents..." February 21

  • James Harrison won't take Pittsburgh Steelers pay cut

    NFL.com "The Pittsburgh Steelers are expected to wave goodbye to a lot of big names this offseason, with linebacker James Harrison the biggest of them all. The 35-year-old linebacker is under contract next year for $6.57 million. That figure is too high because of Harrison's injury history, but don't..." February 12

  • Cheaper to keep Steelers’ Harrison

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "Steelers linebacker James Harrison is willing to restructure his contract. Smart man. Harrison won't take a pay cut, however, and that stubborn streak could make him an ex-Steeler. Harrison is scheduled to earn $6.57 million in 2013 and $7.57 million in '14. That's a big salary-cap number..." February 12

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