James Harrison has been the model of toughness and physicality for the Steelers since 2007 when he became a full-time starter.
The Steelers aren’t exempt from salary cap issues, and USA Today is reporting that if the Steelers can’t gain some flexibility with Harrison, they will most likely release the 35-year-old veteran.
The person, who spoke to USA TODAY Sports on condition of anonymity because the talks weren’t to be discussed publicly, said there’s been no progress in getting Harrison to agree to chop any portion of the $6.57 million base salary he’s owed this season.
Last season Harrison had his lowest statistical output, since becoming a full-time starter in 2007. The Steelers are seriously trying to get under the cap by Tuesday, and will part ways Harrison if he doesn’t budge.