The agent for Steelers linebacker James Harrison said early on in the process he didn’t think he should have to take a pay cut.
But agent Bill Parise said Tuesday he’s talking to the Steelers, to see if there’s a way to carve into Harrison’s cap charge.
Parise told Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette the two sides were working to find a resolution.
“We’re talking,” Parise said. “Both sides want to try to do something. We’re trying to [find] common ground.”
The soon-to-be 35-year-old linebacker is scheduled to make $6.57 million this year and $7.575 million next year. Parise did not say whether the Steelers offered a pay cut.
It would be easy enough to drop the cap charge if Harrison hadn’t dug in heels on a pay cut, but it might be tricky to balance the need for short-term room with the long-term interest of the team.