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Insider Only NFL: Steelers, Harrison $11-$15 million apart in guaranteed money

The Steelers offer to linebacker James Harrison remains in the range of $14.5 million guaranteed and the team has no plans to offer Harrison more guaranteed money than what Troy Polamalu ($15.75 million) received in 2007
The Latest Contract Talks
Talks with linebacker James Harrison have not progressed over the past month and

it’s becoming clear that for the two sides to reach a deal, it will have to be on the Steelers terms.
Harrison who will turn 31 in May is on the wrong side of 30 and despite what the Steelers may say publically, they only have interest in a front loaded deal and they are not going to offer more than $15 million guaranteed.
Harrison, 31, is believed to be seeking $25-$30 million guaranteed and despite his high demands would likely to settle for $20-$22 million guaranteed.
Still, too much money for a 31 year old linebacker and don’t be surprised if Harrison goes into the season without a contract extension.
Steelers re-sign LB Keyaron Fox
The Pittsburgh Steelers announced the team has re-signed linebacker Keyaron Fox to a two-year, $1.8 million deal today. Fox emerged as a key special teamer for the Steelers last season and a deal has been in placed since mid-March
Draft Prospects Update
LSU guard Herman Johnson and defensive tackle Fili Moala of Southern Cal joined Cal’s Alex Mack at the South Side facility this morning. Mack arrived in Pittsburgh on Sunday afternoon.
Texas Tech guard Louis Vasquez will visit the team on Tuesday.
The Steelers are expected to entertain 17-18 more prospects.

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