Friday, February 15, 2013
Harrison's possible pay cut
By Tim Kavanagh
The Pittsburgh Steelers are slated to be around $14 million over the projected salary cap for 2013, and one of the ways they'll get under is by releasing veterans or asking them to take a pay cut. One player speculated to be a target of such a demand is OLB James Harrison.
Harrison's skills appear to be on the decline, and he's on the books for $6.57 million in 2013 and $7.575 million in 2014. According to what his agent has told the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, the OLB is open to helping the team out by taking a pay reduction, but the club has not approached him about this as of yet.
"There is nothing going on," Bill Parise said. "[If there's anything] it will be down the road."
One way they can accomplish the cap figure cutting without rocking the boat too much is to convert some of Harrison's salary to a signing bonus. We'll see which tack the club takes soon enough, as they need to be under the salary cap figure by the start of the league year on March 12.