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The Pittsburgh Steelers today released franchise all-time sacks leader, insane workout enthusiast, andĀ participation trophy-hater James Harrison:

Harrison has been a part-time player for the Steelers during his second stint with the team, and has appeared in just five games this season, recording three tackles and a single sack. ESPN says the parting includes no particular hard feelings:

Harrisonā€™s agent, Bill Parise, said the parting is amicable, but Harrison was frustrated with a lesser role in the defense and wants to continue playing.

ā€œThere was no animosity or bad feelings. Itā€™s just the business of the NFL,ā€ Parise told ESPNā€™s Josina Anderson. ā€œI believe he still wants to play. Weā€™ll have to wait and see what happens with waivers.ā€


I think we all know what will happen with waivers: Harrison will wind up making several huge plays in an inevitable New England Patriots Super Bowl victory.