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Colbert says Steelers anticipate having Harrison back

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James Harrison apparently isn’t done playing football.

On the same day Harrison’s agent said he expects his client to return for at least one more season, Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert told reporters he anticipates having the outside linebacker back for a 14th season.

“He teaches guys how to be pros,” Colbert said.

Harrison said in January that he wasn’t ready to make a decision on whether he’ll play in 2016. He had five sacks last season.

Harrison retired briefly in 2014. He’ll be 38 in May.

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24 Responses to “Colbert says Steelers anticipate having Harrison back”
  1. kevo95 says: Feb 16, 2016 3:20 PM

    Deebo is a beast

  2. clashpoint says: Feb 16, 2016 3:26 PM

    Excellent! Great to have him back. When you’ve got some free time and you want to watch videos of the amazing James friggen’ Harrison lift weights, Google for it. There’s a lot of them. He has as dedicated a regimen as anyone in the game. If there’s any two players in the game who can teach their peers about work ethic, leading by both experience and example, it’s James Harrison and Antonio Brown.

    Go Steelers!

  3. GoodellMustGo says: Feb 16, 2016 3:30 PM

    I bet Grandpa Jimmy wears his false teeth after the game so they don’t pop out.
    :)

  4. He's Famous says: Feb 16, 2016 3:34 PM

    Though I agree with you @kevo95, this is no longer about 92s beast-ness or on-field production. Assuming he makes the 53 man roster, he’s there to add depth and continue helping a still developing linebacking core grow, be accountable and treat their positions like professions.

    …oh, and make them look bad in the weight room. : )

    That said, I love to see this news. I have no pie-in-the-sky expectations, but I would certain enjoy watching James go out on top.

  5. mackcarrington says: Feb 16, 2016 3:47 PM

    He’s one of the few players who understand how to successfully use steroids and not get caught.

  6. buckethead1 says: Feb 16, 2016 4:04 PM

    He was the best player on the field when they lost to Denver….

  7. paulieorkid says: Feb 16, 2016 4:05 PM

    Silverback raises the intensity and work ethic in that locker room. He sets the tone – in a way similar to how Joe Greene did way back in the day, and Lambert was gasoline on that bon fire.

    Greg Lloyd, Carnell Lake, Kevin Greene and Rod Woodson set it, back in the 90’s.

    And in the 00’s, Porter brought his brand of ferocity into the picture in the early 00’s. So did Deebo, Hines, Aaron Smith, Big Snack and Troy. Of all those legends, only Deebo/Silverback is left — but he is a monster, and his play and locker room presence in ’15 showed he has something left in the tank.

    The man sets the standard on the defense about what it takes to be a man playing on Sundays versus a boy playing on Saturdays — in the same way A.B. does for the offense.

  8. steelcurtainn says: Feb 16, 2016 4:07 PM

    Hopefully, Deebo can collect another ring before he heads to retirement. That would be sweet!

  9. infectorman says: Feb 16, 2016 4:10 PM

    How could anyone endorse this fraud or Peyton manning after they were exposed to the sporting world as 100% cheaters.
    I’d be embarrassed to have him on my team, knowing any plays he makes are a result of chemicals and not skill.

    James Harrison*
    Peyton Manning*
    Clay Mathews*
    and so on and so forth

  10. nhpats says: Feb 16, 2016 4:20 PM

    Didn’t this guy enter the league with George Blanda?

  11. ohand16 says: Feb 16, 2016 4:20 PM

    Great move by the Steelers.

  12. eltigredelnorte says: Feb 16, 2016 4:22 PM

    Great. Once he says he is still playing there is no way they cut him. He’ll be taking a roster spot all year. I think they should invite Polamalu back for one more year too.

  13. citizenstrange says: Feb 16, 2016 4:23 PM

    One of my all-time favorite Steelers. Right up there with the 70s Steelers.

    He more or less single-handedly won Super Bowl XLIII against the Cards with his amazing 100 yard interception TD return that amounted to a 14 point swing in the game after Big Bum threw a pick at his own 31 with 2 minutes left in the half.

    How he didn’t get the Super Bowl MVP is honestly beyond me. That is one of the best plays I’ve EVER seen, much less a clutch, clutch, Super Bowl play.

  14. GoodellMustGo says: Feb 16, 2016 4:25 PM

    nhpats says:
    Feb 16, 2016 4:20 PM

    Didn’t this guy enter the league with George Blanda?


    LOL. I think he did!:)

    I wonder if Dr Rydze will prescribe Grandpa Jimmy a walking cane like he’s prescribed him other things?
    :)

  15. rutherforddabrave says: Feb 16, 2016 5:03 PM

    Harrison’s legacy:
    Dirty head-hunter
    Wore yellow pants

  16. tajuara says: Feb 16, 2016 5:22 PM

    How could anyone endorse this fraud or Peyton manning after they were exposed to the sporting world as 100% cheaters.
    I’d be embarrassed to have him on my team, knowing any plays he makes are a result of chemicals and not skill.
    ———————————————————-

    Exposed by who? By a network whose only source was a pseudo pharmacist who later recanted his story? The funny part is that detractors argue that Al Jazeera has absolutely no agenda lol

  17. Nofoolnodrool says: Feb 16, 2016 5:26 PM

    infectorman says:
    Feb 16, 2016 4:10 PM
    How could anyone endorse this fraud or Peyton manning after they were exposed to the sporting world as 100% cheaters.
    I’d be embarrassed to have him on my team, knowing any plays he makes are a result of chemicals and not skill.

    James Harrison*
    Peyton Manning*
    Clay Mathews*
    and so on and so forth

    7 24
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    Relax injector an I notified your village that I found their idiot.

    It’s funny all the trolls taking shots at James about PED’S yet forget he is tested like everyone else and they provide no proof of cheating. I guess it’s easy to shout out and show their ignorance and……envy.

  18. macbull says: Feb 16, 2016 5:30 PM

    ruther…Harrison will be remembered for playing football the way it was intended to be played.

    Opponents complain and cry about Harrison’s hard hits, but wish they had a LB like him.

  19. abninf says: Feb 16, 2016 5:38 PM

    clashpoint says:
    Feb 16, 2016 3:26 PM
    Excellent! Great to have him back. When you’ve got some free time and you want to watch videos of the amazing James friggen’ Harrison lift weights, Google for it.
    ====================================

    That’s the results you get when you’re doping.

  20. infectorman says: Feb 16, 2016 6:45 PM

    Harrison will be remembered for retiring, ordering a truckload of HGH, hitting the weight room and coming back to cheat his way to another payday.
    To everyone outside of the Burgh

    Reality sucks, I know

  21. slick50ks says: Feb 16, 2016 7:50 PM

    He’s still the best player on THAT defense.

    (It isn’t very good)

  22. GoodellMustGo says: Feb 16, 2016 8:17 PM

    Time to bring Grandpa Troy back to go with Grandpa Jimmy!:)

    Then Steeler Fan can pound their chests about that while we all have a good laugh!
    :)

  23. TebowedOutOfThePostSeasonAndNeverToReturn says: Feb 16, 2016 10:03 PM

    Harrison leads the league in breaking down doors, smacking girlfriends, and smashing cell phones. A Steeler through and through.

  24. 1mommicked1 says: Feb 19, 2016 4:39 PM

    future HOF for sure

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