Steelers linebacker James Harrison plans to return next season

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Steelers linebacker James Harrison plans to return next season
Tuesday February 16th, 2016

Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Harrison plans to play out the final year of his contract next season, his agent told ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler.

Harrison signed a two-year deal with Pittsburgh in 2015, and is due $1.5 million in 2016. Harrison will turn 38 in May.

"He's under contract for one more year," Bill Parise, Harrison's agent, told ESPN. "We plan to honor that."

Harrison played for the Steelers from 2004–12, then spent one season with the Bengals before returning to the Steelers in 2014. Last season, Harrison recorded 40 tackles, five sacks and two forced fumbles.

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In his career, Harrison has played 171 games and registered 76.5 sacks. Harrison was named Defensive Player of the Year in 2008, and played a key role in a Steelers’ Super Bowl win that same season.

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