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cmerrifield
04-13-2009, 12:45 PM
6 years 51.175 million with 20 million in bonuses, according to ESPN

steelersgal86
04-13-2009, 12:51 PM
awesome....that is great to hear :woot:

LatrobePA
04-13-2009, 12:55 PM
A lot of years and CASHOLA!! He better keep bringing it!

SteelerNC
04-13-2009, 01:22 PM
He's worth every penny

Zachintosh66
04-13-2009, 01:23 PM
:clap: :tt02:

Prosdo
04-13-2009, 01:30 PM
Amazing news! Glad they got this done.

Sir Blitzelot
04-13-2009, 01:59 PM
He certainly deserves it, but I'm glad this whole thing is over. Now, we can focus on football!

Congrats to Harrison!! :tt02: :clap:

BlitzburghRockCity
04-13-2009, 02:22 PM
That's about the number that most of us probably expected him to get, somewhere between 50-60 mil. Im sure his agent was trying to get closer to 60 or 65 but they knew the Steelers weren't going to go that high.

Congrats to James, well deserved!! Im glad it's over too.

steelers4life66
04-13-2009, 02:31 PM
:clap::greenbounce2::banana::toot::jump1:

Silverback 92
04-13-2009, 02:37 PM
good deal glad thats over

Steel Trap86
04-13-2009, 03:16 PM
good to hear

he wasnt going anywhere else

HUNT4SEVEN
04-13-2009, 03:37 PM
Yea i'm glad for him:clap: congrats James u do deserve it:tt02: he has been under paid these last few years:yesnod: so Koodos to the F.O. also for getting this deal done in an timely manner:yellowthumb: also he can retire an Steeler:clap: an i don't have to sell my jersey i just got:lol:Now get Max Starks done :rant2:

K Train
04-13-2009, 04:55 PM
im not sure how i feel about this, on one hand good for him this is his first and last big payday in the NFL...it wasnt easy for him being undrafted, Ware will get his second big payday....probably around the same $ amount for longer term and more guaranteed since hes younger but the salary will be simliar, the cowboys have been waiting to see what we give harrison.

but i dont see why we decided to break the bank open for an older player (especially an OLB) now and never before...i like harrison alright and he deserves it but it doesnt follow our tradition of letting older players go and get overpaid

STEEL CITY TANK
04-13-2009, 05:24 PM
IM SO FREAKIN HAPPY

SteelerBee43
04-13-2009, 06:38 PM
:woot: good for Silverback...:clap:

Mark B.
04-13-2009, 08:31 PM
I think health is a real concern even though his legs are more fresh than other OLB's in the league. If he blows a knee or has any major injuries I doubt he will play more than three years of the deal. Plus does this mean his special teams play is over as well?

I am happy for Harrison really, he earned the money. I hope he keeps the production up. I love his game, I love the D. I just do not have a good feeling about this signing. Deep down I pray I am wrong.

BFISHIN80
04-13-2009, 08:57 PM
im not sure how i feel about this, on one hand good for him this is his first and last big payday in the NFL...it wasnt easy for him being undrafted, Ware will get his second big payday....probably around the same $ amount for longer term and more guaranteed since hes younger but the salary will be simliar, the cowboys have been waiting to see what we give harrison.

but i dont see why we decided to break the bank open for an older player (especially an OLB) now and never before...i like harrison alright and he deserves it but it doesnt follow our tradition of letting older players go and get overpaid

I agree....Thats a ton of money for someone who turns 31 next month. Dont get me wrong...The man is a beast....but.....Thats alot of money. How many years of that contract do you guys think he is going to play? 3 or 4 I believe.

K Train
04-13-2009, 09:03 PM
i think this is essentially a 3 year $20 million deal. im happy for him, i really am, it just contradicts what they usually do

TampaSteelGirl
04-13-2009, 10:06 PM
He's worth every penny

I agree!!!! :yellowthumb::tt02:

greennick
04-14-2009, 01:34 AM
We all know he's going to have to play lights out for the next 6 years to even get 80% of that 51m. The way these contracts are structured, he's not going to get anywhere near that amount of money and will be lucky to make it the 6 years. It is really just an option for us in case he continues to be brilliant.

CNY_STEELER_FAN
04-14-2009, 01:39 AM
I don't think anyone realistically expects he'll play the full 6 years at that price, but at least he'll either retire a Steeler or we'll at least get something for it.

Glad this is done before camp, but I hope we have enough cap space left to get some deals done for the other players with only 1 year left on their contract.

NCSteeler
04-14-2009, 06:34 AM
The length of the deal has more to do with NFL contract rules and the CAP then anything. I would imagine in reality both parties eexpect it to last 3-4 years at about 20-28 mil.

ToothAche
04-14-2009, 09:36 AM
Harrison would be 36 years old when the contract runs out?

DahBurgh
04-14-2009, 11:17 AM
That is awesome news.....I still think he should have been superbowl XIII MVP.

Steel Trap86
04-14-2009, 12:31 PM
I still think he should have been superbowl XIII MVP.

I think so too. the **** that happened with francisco might have been the reason he didnt get it.

dawgs
04-15-2009, 11:16 AM
Are you guys at all worried about his age? He is I believe 33-34. So he signs a 6 year contract? I know for a fact he won't play the full 6 years at a high level. So how many years are you guys hoping for?

I think he has 2 more years playing at a high level, meaning 10+ sacks. After that i think he will be a decent player for another 2 years with 6-8 sacks. after that I think he's done.

Harrison is a kent strate boy, so i got much love for him.

BlacknGold Bleeder
04-15-2009, 11:32 AM
Are you guys at all worried about his age? He is I believe 33-34. So he signs a 6 year contract? I know for a fact he won't play the full 6 years at a high level. So how many years are you guys hoping for?

I think he has 2 more years playing at a high level, meaning 10+ sacks. After that i think he will be a decent player for another 2 years with 6-8 sacks. after that I think he's done.

Harrison is a kent strate boy, so i got much love for him.

I think we all are a little worried bout his age, he is at the point where the STEELERS would not usually sign long term. That being said he doesn't have quite the mileage a normal LB would have because he didn't start from day one, he definitely worked hard to get to the position he is in today.

steelers4life66
04-15-2009, 12:43 PM
Are you guys at all worried about his age? He is I believe 33-34. So he signs a 6 year contract? I know for a fact he won't play the full 6 years at a high level. So how many years are you guys hoping for?

I think he has 2 more years playing at a high level, meaning 10+ sacks. After that i think he will be a decent player for another 2 years with 6-8 sacks. after that I think he's done.

Harrison is a kent strate boy, so i got much love for him.

He's like ether 31 or 32 at the start of the season. I think it's 31. He's not going to play for 6 more years. He'll probably play for 4 and they'll end up paying him about 25 to 30 mil.

greennick
04-15-2009, 01:02 PM
I think we all are a little worried bout his age, he is at the point where the STEELERS would not usually sign long term. That being said he doesn't have quite the mileage a normal LB would have because he didn't start from day one, he definitely worked hard to get to the position he is in today.

Hopefully we can cut him for not much loss in years 5 and 6.

Anyone know more details of the contract??

TampaSteelGirl
04-15-2009, 01:13 PM
That is awesome news.....I still think he should have been superbowl XIII MVP.

This year he will be....:yellowthumb:

NorCalSteel
04-16-2009, 07:52 AM
Who cars how old he is. He looked pretty damm fresh picking Warrner and going a 100 yards in the Superbowl. Remember he is not a 8 years starter. He has only 2 years under his belt starting. I am very happy about this. :cope: :complain:

dawgs
04-17-2009, 09:21 AM
My bad, He will be 32 when the season starts. Age means alot in this leauge norcal. You can't play forever. But then again 51mill is not that much when compared to an injury prone haynesworth.

igor0190
04-17-2009, 10:06 AM
Consider Harrisons salary last year and work that into the contract. It looks more like 7 years 53 Mil.