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James Harrison signs new deal with Pittsburgh Steelers

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The Pittsburgh Steelers have had a quiet off-season and free agency so far to say the least.

Apart from signing quarterback Ben Roethlisberger to a new deal and bringing in former Carolina Panthers running back DeAngelo Williams to come in as a backup to Le'Veon Bell, the Steelers haven't been up to much.

But the Steelers may have just made their biggest signing so far with the news that star linebacker James Harrison has agreed to stay for two more years at Heinz Field, the team announced today.

Harrison took to Instagram yesterday to reveal that he was still weighing up his options, with the Steelers and the Tennessee Titans being the two teams that Harrison was contemplating playing at for 2015 and beyond.

And it seems it didn't take too long after that for Harrison to make his decision to stay for his 12th season with the team and 13th in the National Football League.

Harrison actually started the 2013 season in retirement but he was coaxed out of it by the Steelers when an injury crisis left a roster spot open for the big man. He responded by having an incredible season for a 36-year old as he recorded  47 tackles and 5.5 sacks in 11 games.

The draw of former Steelers defensive co-ordinator being in Tennessee looked like it would be enough to lure the linebacker to becoming a Titan, but he has now decided to stay in Pittsburgh, in a move that will allay Steelers fans fears.

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