Steelers reach deal with linebacker Harrison; 2 more years

Mar 22, 2015 4:37 PM by Ross Field

PITTSBURGH (AP) - The Steelers have resigned linebacker James Harrison to a two-year deal, bringing back the 36-year-old who had 5 1/2 sacks last year.

The team announced the deal on Sunday, and Harrison shared a picture of himself signing the contract on Instagram and Twitter.

The five-time Pro Bowler will be entering his 13th NFL season after spending the winter training in Arizona.

This offseason, there were no questions about whether Harrison wanted to return. He came back to the Steelers in 2014 after a brief 18-day retirement.

Harrison played in 11 games last season.

The team had been searching for depth at linebacker already, and the need amplified when Jason Worilds decided earlier this month to retire at age 27, skipping a massive payday on the open market.

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