Veteran linebacker James Harrison has decided that he will play at least one more year for the Pittsburgh Steelers as the former undrafted free agent signed a two-year contract on Sunday.
Harrison apparently also had an offer on the table from the Tennessee Titans as well that would have afforded him the opportunity to play for former defensive coordinator Dick LeBeau.
Now that Harrison has been re-signed, the Steelers will have to figure out how he will be used as Jarvis Jones and Arthur Moats are also under contract for the 2015 season. The Steelers are also expected to select to an outside linebacker at some point during the upcoming 2015 NFL Draft.
Harrison came out of retirement last year in Week 4 after Jones suffered a long-term wrist injury during the Week 3 game against the Carolina Panthers. He went on to record 5.5 sacks during the season.
Harrison announced a few weeks ago that he intended on playing in 2015. At that point it was evident that he would likely be playing for either the Steelers or the Titans.
Harrison is currently second in franchise history in sacks with 69.5, behind Jason Gildon, who registered 77 during his Pittsburgh career.
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— Pittsburgh Steelers (@steelers) March 22, 2015