Moments after pointing out that, when it comes the Steelers’ desire to reduce the cap number of linebacker James Harrison, it’s not as easy as it was with other Pittsburgh players, a report emerged demonstrating just how hard it can be.
According to Mike Garafolo of USA Today, the Steelers are on the verge of releasing Harrison.
With other teams jettisoning players in advance of the start of the three-day tampering window, the Steelers have no such urgency because the Steelers most likely won’t be chasing big-money free agents. For the Steelers, the challenge is simply to create enough cap space to go about business the way they always have — methodical, conservative, building from within not without.
Either way, it looks like they’ll soon be without Harrison.