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James Harrison

38-Year-Old Linebacker – Pittsburgh Steelers

2016 Defensive Stats

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2016 Defensive Projections

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2016 Fantasy Football Outlook

At 38 years old, Harrison is the oldest defensive player in the NFL. Already lured from retirement once, he is likely in the final season of his illustrious career. He proved he still has some gas i...

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2016 ADP:

IDP Rank: Hidden

Bye Week:  8

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

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James Harrison Contract Information:

Signed a two-year contract with the Steelers in March of 2015.

November 24, 2016  –  James Harrison News

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Harrison recorded two tackles (both solo), including a sack against the Colts on Thursday.

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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
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 11 45 29 16 5.5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2015 37 PIT 15 40 27 13 5 4 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
2016 38 PIT 11 29 22 7 4 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
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Age is determined on September 1st of each season.

James Harrison – Playing Time Overview

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#2 Outside Linebacker
  1. Jarvis Jones
  2. James Harrison
Pittsburgh Steelers

Snap Count Stats

358

Defensive Snaps in 2016

James Harrison was on the field for 358 of his team's snaps on defense in 2016.

25

Special Teams Snaps in 2016

James Harrison was on the field for 25 of his team's snaps on special teams in 2016.

Year Def ST
2014 356 34
2015 611 58
2016 358 25
James Harrison 2016 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 @Was 26 3 3 2 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 Cin 38 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
3 @Phi 21 2 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 KC 43 2 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5 NYJ 37 2 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6 @Mia 39 3 4 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7 NE 24 3 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8 BYE Bye Week
9 @Bal 38 3 5 5 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
10 Dal 28 2 5 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
11 @Cle 33 2 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
12 @Ind 31 0 2 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
13 NYG
14 @Buf
15 @Cin
16 Bal
17 Cle

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
As Compared To Other Linebackers
Height:   6' 0"
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Weight:   242 lbs
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James Harrison: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Harrison had one tackle (solo) for a sack in Pittsburgh's 24-9 win over Cleveland on Sunday.

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Harrison totaled six tackles (all solo), including two sacks in the Steelers' 21-14 loss to the Ravens on Sunday.

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Harrison had three tackles (two solo) and an interception in Monday night's win over the Redskins.

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Harrison has been cleared of any steroid use following a meeting with NFL league officials, Adam Schefter of ESPN.com reports.

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Harrison agreed Thursday to meet with NFL investigators upon the league's request following steroid allegations, ESPN's Chris Mortensen reports.

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Harrison, Clay Matthews, Julius Peppers and free-agent Mike Neal will be suspended beginning Aug. 26 if they don't agree to be interviewed by the league about allegations linking the players to performance-enhancing drugs in the Al Jazeera America documentary The Dark Side, USA Today reports.

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Harrison suffered an ankle sprain during Monday's camp session, USA Today reports.

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Harrison will return to the Steelers for the 2016 season.

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Harrison has scheduled a six-week training period this offseason, after which he'll determine whether to play in 2016, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports. "I'm going to start the process of making sure that I can get back to where I need to be so I'm able to give 100 percent," he said. "If I'm not able to get back to that point, I'll do what's necessary to be fair to my team and myself."

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2016

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2015

At 37, Harrison is slated to return to provide veteran leadership to a young group of Steelers linebackers, and will compete with Jarvis Jones for the starting right outside linebacker position.

2013

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.

2012

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.

2011

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.

2010

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.

2009

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.

2008

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.

2007

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.

2006

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.

2005

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.