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James Harrison

36-Year-Old Linebacker – Pittsburgh Steelers

2014 Defensive Stats











2014 Defensive Projections






2014 Fantasy Football Outlook

There was no outlook written for James Harrison in 2014. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.

2014 ADP:

Bye Week:  12

HT: 6' 0"   WT: 242   DOB: 5/4/1978  College: Kent State  Show ContractHide Contract


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Signed with the Steelers in September of 2014.

October 12, 2014  –  James Harrison News

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Harrison recorded four tackles (three solo) against Cleveland on Sunday.

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James Harrison NFL Stats
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  Tackles Defensive Stats Fumbles Kick Ret Punt Ret
Year Age Team G Tackles Solo Assist Sacks PDef Int TD Forced Recovered Yds TD Yds TD
2007 29 16 - 87 - 8.5 - 1 0 - 3 - - - -
2008 30 15 - 93 - 16 - 1 0 - 0 - - - -
2009 31 16 - 79 - 10 - 0 0 - 2 - - - -
2010 32 Pit 16 100 70 30 10.5 5 2 0 6 1 0 0 0 0
2011 33 Pit 11 59 48 11 9 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
2012 34 Pit 13 70 49 21 6 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
2013 35 Cin 15 30 16 14 2 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
2014 36 Pit 4 8 7 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Age is determined on September 1st of each season.

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#2 Outside Linebacker
  1. Arthur Moats
  2. James Harrison
  3. Jarvis Jones
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Defensive Snaps in 2014

James Harrison was on the field for 0 of his team's snaps on defense in 2014.


Special Teams Snaps in 2014

James Harrison was on the field for 0 of his team's snaps on special teams in 2014.

Year Def ST
2012 811 72
2013 354 60
2014 0 0
James Harrison 2014 Game Log
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  Snap Count Tackles Defensive Stats Fumbles Kick Ret Punt Ret
Week Opp Def ST Tackles Solo Assist Sacks PDef Int TD Forced Recovered Yds TD Yds TD
1 Cle
2 @Bal
3 @Car
4 TB 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5 @Jax 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6 @Cle 0 0 4 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7 Hou 0 0 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8 Ind
9 Bal
10 @NYJ
11 @Ten
12 BYE Bye Week
13 NO
14 @Cin
15 @Atl
16 KC
17 Cin

A blank stat line is used above whenever a player was not on the field for any plays in the game that week.

Measurables Overview for James Harrison
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Height:   6' 0"
Weight:   242 lbs
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James Harrison: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Harrison's role in the Steelers' defense for their Week 4 game against Tampa Bay has yet to be determined, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports. “I’ve been pleased with what I’ve seen," said defefensive coordinator Dick LeBeau. "We’ll have to keep our eye on him, but it’s been good seeing him out there.”

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Harrison has un-retired and signed with the Steelers on Tuesday as expected, reports. According to coach Mike Tomlin, the re-signing was "a simple and easy decision for us. We know James. James knows us."

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The move became necessary after Pittsburgh placed second-year outside linebacker Jarvis Jones (wrist) on the injured reserve/designated-to-return list Monday. Harrison played in 15 games for the Bengals last season, starting 10 of them, and recording 30 tackles and two sacks. He is second on the Steelers' all-time sacks list with 64, and will have an opportunity to add to that total in Week 4 against Tampa Bay.
Harrison is expected to sign with the Steelers this week, reports.

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Harrison announced his retirement via facebook on Saturday, reports. "My love for my family and the need to be there for them outweighs my desire to play the game," posted Harrison. "I have missed too many experiences with them because I devoted SO much time to my career. My love for the game isn't strong enough to make up for missing one more birthday or first day of school."

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks


There was no outlook written for James Harrison.


Harrison's six sacks last season were his fewest since 2006, but the 34-year-old should continue to be a pass-rushing force for the Bengals in 2013.


Even though he’s a 3-4 outside linebacker, Harrison has consistently shown the freakish ability to approach the 100-tackle mark, which in past years easily made him the top IDP at the position. The reason he’s behind DeMarcus Ware and Von Miller, though, is because he underwent two back surgeries prior to last year and heads into his age-34 season in 2012. He was just about as productive as ever in the 11 games he played last year (he missed games due to suspension and a fractured orbital bone), totaling 59 tackles and nine sacks, but those back surgeries raise the specter of imminent decline.


It’s difficult to overstate just how remarkable Harrison is. He’s the only 3-4 outside linebacker in the league with the ability to produce triple-digit tackles, and he still manages to be an elite pass rusher and turnover machine. In addition to 378 tackles the last four years, Harrison has totaled 45 sacks, four interceptions and 25 forced fumbles. There’s no weak spot to be found – Harrison is a constant terror in all phases of the game, and offensive coordinators seem no closer to figuring him out now than they were in 2007. In leagues that provide big rewards for sack production, Harrison might be the top linebacker IDP to target.


Harrison doesn’t rack up as many tackles as other elite IDP linebackers — until you factor in tackling the quarterback. The Steelers’ primary pass-rush threat has racked up 34.5 sacks the last three seasons — 16 in 2008 alone — and posted 10 last year. Like the Steelers as a whole, he finished the year in disappointing fashion, failing to record a sack in his last six games and totaling just 79 tackles. If he returns to the 100- tackle mark he had the previous two seasons, he’ll be a difference maker.


Harrison nearly doubled his career high in sacks last season, dropping opposing quarterbacks 16 times on his way to a Steelers record and NFL Defensive Player of the Year honors. Records and accolades don’t count for much in IDP leagues, though, and Harrison’s tackle totals – 99.5 average the last two years – are what separate him from the elite fantasy defenders. His fantasy numbers depend on high sack totals, which can be inconsistent from year to year.


Harrison won the starting job last season and proved he can put up quality stats. He racked up career highs with 8.5 sacks and 87 tackles. Harrison dealt with offseason troubles stemming from a domestic dispute, but all charges were dropped. Expect Harrison to be on the field for the Steelers and producing at a fantasy worthy level.


Harrison will attempt to pick up some of the slack left by the release of Joey Porter. Harrison is on the smallish side (6-foot, 242-pounds) and missed five games with injury in 2006. He had three sacks and a pick in 2005 has never established himself as a starter.


Harrison won't put up fantasy numbers worthy of an IDP spot, but he just may well be the team's scariest, if not toughest, defender. Harrison, who recorded just 45 total tackles (36/9) with three sacks, puts the fear of God in opposing offenses with his hitting ability. Nicknamed "Silverback" by his teammates.


Harrison walked in off the street in the summer of 2004 and ended up becoming a key contributor on defense. Coach Bill Cowher has lauded Harrison's ability to gain leverage with his stocky build (6-0, 242 lbs) in training camp. He's a competent defender on the Steeler's defense, but not worthy of an IDP pick. He finished with one sack and one fumble recovery in 2004.