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mesaSteeler
03-20-2009, 07:05 PM
Steelers say deal with Harrison reachable
Buzz up!
By Scott Brown, TRIBUNE-REVIEW
Friday, March 20, 2009
http://www.pittsburghlive.com/x/pittsburghtrib/sports/s_616961.html

Scott Brown is the Steelers beat writer. He can be reached via e-mail. Also check out Brown's blog and Steelers Q&A.

Team president Art Rooney II said Thursday he is "optimistic" the Steelers and reigning NFL Defensive Player of the Year James Harrison will reach an agreement on a long-term contract.

Harrison, who set a Steelers single-season record with 16 sacks in 2008 and returned an interception 100 yards for a touchdown in Super Bowl XLIII, is entering the final year of a contract that will pay him $1.2 million in 2009.

Signing the Pro Bowl outside linebacker to a multi-year deal is one of the Steelers' top offseason priorities.

Bill Parise, Harrison's agent, said he and the Steelers have talked regularly, but no breakthrough has been made.

"Those things, they do tend to drag when you're trying to extend somebody," Rooney II said.

Harrison has been taking part in the Steelers' offseason workouts, which started this week.

The Steelers did not host any free agents or draft prospects yesterday, and two weeks into free agency they have yet to sign a player from another team.

The Steelers have been busy locking up their own players. They re-signed three of their starters on the offensive line -- tackles Max Starks and Willie Colon and guard Chris Kemoeatu -- as well as reserve tackle Trai Essex.

Starks signed a one-year, $8.45 million deal at the end of February after the Steelers used a franchise tag on him. Rooney II said the Steelers, who do not have a lot of room under the salary cap, now hope to sign Starks to a long-term contract.

When asked to evaluate how the Steelers have done so far during the free-agent period, Rooney II said: "I think the fact that we'll have (the offensive line) intact for this year is positive, so we're pleased about that."

tony hipchest
03-20-2009, 07:14 PM
When asked to evaluate how the Steelers have done so far during the free-agent period, Rooney II said: "I think the fact that we'll have (the offensive line) intact for this year is positive, so we're pleased about that." yep. the 4 tires on the ol pinto are still holding air.... :thumbsup:

:chuckle:

Preacher
03-20-2009, 07:52 PM
yep. the 4 tires on the ol pinto are still holding air.... :thumbsup:

:chuckle:

:laughing:

Now its time to put a 289 under the hood!!!

Fire Haley
03-20-2009, 08:01 PM
Let's sign him first before picking out the draperies.

devilsdancefloor
03-20-2009, 08:27 PM
yep. the 4 tires on the ol pinto are still holding air.... :thumbsup:

:chuckle:

http://img06.picoodle.com/img/img06/3/3/20/gumby12001/f_70721972Form_2031558.jpg


Pinto ready to go SIR!!:wink02:

OneForTheToe
03-20-2009, 08:59 PM
yep. the 4 tires on the ol pinto are still holding air.... :thumbsup:

:chuckle:

I'm thinking AMC Pacer.

mesaSteeler
03-20-2009, 09:28 PM
I'm thinking AMC Pacer.

I'm thinking Chevrolet Chevette

steelwall
03-20-2009, 09:32 PM
I'm thinking Chevrolet Chevette

The famed Gremlin...

tony hipchest
03-20-2009, 09:49 PM
http://img06.picoodle.com/img/img06/3/3/20/gumby12001/f_70721972Form_2031558.jpg




see... now is when we need billybob to make the obligatory "Mach 5" post.

billybob
03-21-2009, 10:30 AM
see... now is when we need billybob to make the obligatory "Mach 5" post.

I'm laughin my ass of at that remark. Least it's nice to be thought of. I was thinking more along the line of a chevy vega. AHAHAHAA you rule tony!!!!!!!!!!

billybob
03-21-2009, 10:40 AM
Come on man , the mach v was a bad vehicle. Could break out the ole grips on the tires(all four), could jump over almost anything , and still travel under water. The car had saw blades that could cut trees in an instant. If that wasn't enough, it even had a homing pigeon !!!! I love ya Tony. Thanks for thinking of the Mach V .

beSteelmyheart
03-21-2009, 08:01 PM
It's refreshing to know that he isn't being a big loudmouthed baby about it, at least from what news I get down here, & I hope he gets to stick around. He's going on with business as usual so maybe that's a good sign!

stlrtruck
03-21-2009, 09:51 PM
Well if it's reachable, then just make it happen!

SteelShooter
03-22-2009, 02:24 AM
Mannnnn, I love watching him play........sure hope they lock this deal up.

Galax Steeler
03-22-2009, 07:01 AM
Mannnnn, I love watching him play........sure hope they lock this deal up.

And soon.

HometownGal
03-22-2009, 07:43 AM
Well if it's reachable, then just make it happen!

AMEN!!!! :applaudit:

Texasteel
03-22-2009, 08:15 AM
I hope they can get it done pretty soon. Maybe that will slow down the "Rooney's are cheap" talk.