James Harrison, 38, signs two-year deal with Steelers
James Harrison may be almost 39, but that has not stopped him from negotiating a sweet deal with the Pittsburgh Steelers.
The linebacker signed a new two-year contract with Pittsburgh on Wednesday, which will keep him with the team beyond his 40th birthday.
Harrison's agent, Bill Parise, said last week that Harrison wanted to stay in Pittsburgh and ideally with a two-year pact.
And clearly the Steelers were willing to meet Harrison's demands after his stellar 2016 season.
He led the team with five regular season sacks - adding another 2.5 in the playoffs - and is the Steelers' career sacks leader with 79.5
The deal is worth $3.5million over the two seasons, according to NFL.com.
Per ESPN, the oldest player to register at least a half-sack in the league was Clay Matthews Jr., who did so during the 1996 season at 40 years, 282 days.