James Harrison signs two-year deal to stay with Pittsburgh Steelers

James Harrison signs two-year deal to remain with Pittsburgh Steelers

James Harrison has decided to remain with the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Amid reports Harrison was considering signing with the Tennessee Titans, the Steelers announced they re-signed the 36-year-old linebacker to a two-year deal on Sunday. Harrison posted on his Instagram account a photo of him signing the contract.

Harrison, who recorded 5 1/2 sacks in 11 games last season, is entering his 13th NFL season, nearly all of which he has played with the Steelers. 

Harrison played for the Cincinnati Bengals in 2013 before announcing in 2014 that he was retiring. However, his retirement lasted only 18 days and he signed with Steelers.

A five-time Pro Bowler, Harrison figures to give the Steelers a little more punch in a linebacker corps that has been shaken since Jason Worilds' decision this month to retire at age 27.

Harrison has been one of the Steelers' best defensive players of the last decade. He ranks third (69.5) on the Steelers' all-time sacks list.

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