The NFL off-season is officially underway with teams around the league looking to make changes, adjust their roster and improve their squads moving forward.One of the most prestigious franchise in the NFL that may make a few drastic changes during the off-season is the Pittsburgh Steelers.
With up-and-coming wide receiver Mike Wallace likely leaving the team via free agency in March and doubts surrounding linebacker James Harrison’s future in Pittsburgh, two of the team’s best players on both sides of the football may be headed elsewhere next season.
Reportedly, Harrison has already made off-season plans signing with a new team according to the veteran linebacker via Twitter:
Signed a one year deal earlier today and its not with the Steelers. I’ll be playing with a new team starting tonight!
— James Harrison (@jharrison9292) February 14, 2013
Harrison had some fun with his fans and the media with this announcement on Twitter on Valentine’s Day making many believe the veteran couldn’t agree to terms of a restructured contract with the Steelers. The one-time Super Bowl champion and Defensive Player of the Year is more than willing to stay in Pittsburgh for the long haul, but isn’t willing to take a pay cut to do so leading to speculation that he may ultimately be headed elsewhere if unable to restructure his deal.
Although Harrison’s contract situation with the Steelers is ongoing, the veteran linebacker will be spending time during the off-season as a member of the Ball Busters dodgeball team. Only few games in and Harrison is already making ways on the team via Facebook:
“2013 Ball Busters! 7 1/2 to 3 1/2 games.. We won and could have had 2 more games but I have 2 guys that don’t take coaching! I don’t know how long I’ll be able to take these 2 divas!”
Clearly, Harrison potentially having to restructure his deal with the Steelers isn’t bothering him.