Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post Gazette reports on Thursday that talks between the Pittsburgh Steelers and Bill Parise, the agent for linebacker James Harrison, are currently at an impasse concerning his contract.
The Steelers are obviously wanting Harrison to take a cut in his $6.57 million salary this season, but it appears that is something the linebacker isn\’t interested in doing.
Parise had said a few weeks ago that they were interested in helping the Steelers out by having Harrison\’s contract restructured, which would result in more cap liability being pushed forward to future years by the Steelers.
It is now getting down to crunch time and it appears that Harrison very well could be released by Tuesday should he not agree to a pay cut, which is more than likely to be around $3 million or so. The Steelers would save over $5 million in cap space if he were to be released.