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James Harrison

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Outside Linebacker Age: 42 Exp: 15 Years
Undrafted: 2002, Steelers College: Kent State Agent(s):

Patriots – The Athletic

Player Status: Retired
  • Current Contract

    James Harrison signed a 1 year, $1,000,000 contract with the New England Patriots, including an average annual salary of $1,000,000. In , Harrison will earn a base salary of , a signing bonus of , a roster bonus of , a signing bonus of , a restructure bonus of , a workout bonus of and a incentive bonus of , while carrying a cap hit of and a dead cap value of .

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $1,000,000
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $1,000,000
    Total Guarantees -
    Guaranteed at Signing -
    Free Agent: 2018 / UFA
      Bonus Breakdown Cap Details Cash Details  
    Year   Age Base Salary Cap Hit Dead Cap Yearly Cash
    2017 Contract details by year 39 $58,824 $58,823 - $58,823($58,823)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2017 Dead Cap: $0 2017 Cap Savings: $58,823 Pre-6/1 Trade 2017 Dead Cap: $0 2017 Cap Savings: $58,823 Post-6/1 Release 2017 Dead Cap: $0 2018 Dead Cap: $0 2017 Cap Savings: $58,823 Post-6/1 Trade 2017 Dead Cap: $0 2018 Dead Cap: $0 2017 Cap Savings: $58,823
    2018 Free Agent Year 40 UFA  
    Sources: NFL contract specifics generally collected from verified reports.

    Previous Contracts

    2017-2018

    Contract: 2 yr(s) / $3,500,000
    Signing Bonus $500,000
    Average Salary $1,750,000
    Total Guarantees $500,000
    Guaranteed at Signing $500,000
    Free Agent: 2019 / UFA
    Year   Age Base Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Workout Bonus Cap Hit Dead Yearly Cash
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    2015-2016

    Contract: 2 yr(s) / $2,750,000
    Signing Bonus $500,000
    Average Salary $1,375,000
    Total Guarantees $500,000
    Guaranteed at Signing $500,000
    Free Agent: 2017 / UFA
    Year   Age Base Salary Signing Bonus Workout Bonus Cap Hit Dead Yearly Cash
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    2014-2014

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $1,020,000
    Signing Bonus $65,000
    Average Salary $1,020,000
    Total Guarantees $65,000
    Guaranteed at Signing -
    Free Agent: 2015 / UFA
    Year   Age Base Salary Signing Bonus Workout Bonus Cap Hit Dead Yearly Cash
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    2013-2014

    Contract: 2 yr(s) / $4,450,000
    Signing Bonus $1,200,000
    Average Salary $2,225,000
    Total Guarantees $1,200,000
    Guaranteed at Signing -
    Free Agent: 2015 / UFA
    Year   Age Base Salary Signing Bonus Workout Bonus Cap Hit Dead Yearly Cash
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    2009-2014

    Contract: 6 yr(s) / $51,750,000
    Signing Bonus $10,000,000
    Average Salary $8,625,000
    Total Guarantees $20,000,000
    Guaranteed at Signing -
    Free Agent: 2015 / UFA
    Year   Age Base Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Option Bonus Workout Bonus Restruc. Bonus Cap Hit Dead Yearly Cash
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    2006-2009

    Contract: 4 yr(s) / $5,500,000
    Signing Bonus $1,375,000
    Average Salary $1,375,000
    Total Guarantees -
    Guaranteed at Signing -
    Free Agent: 2010 / UFA
    Year   Age Base Salary Signing Bonus Workout Bonus Cap Hit Dead Yearly Cash
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    2004-2005

    Contract: 2 yr(s) / $535,000
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $267,500
    Total Guarantees -
    Guaranteed at Signing -
    Free Agent: 2006 / RFA
    Year   Age Base Salary Signing Bonus Workout Bonus Cap Hit Dead Yearly Cash
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    2002-2003Entry Level

    Contract: 2 yr(s) / $529,000
    Signing Bonus $4,000
    Average Salary $264,500
    Total Guarantees $4,000
    Guaranteed at Signing $4,000
    Free Agent: 2004 / RFA
    Year   Age Base Salary Signing Bonus Workout Bonus Cap Hit Dead Yearly Cash
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  • Estimated Career Earnings

    Year Team Awards Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Workout Bonus Restructure Bonus Option Bonus Incentive Total Cash
    2002 Player Cash Earnings $225,000 $4,000 - - - - - $229,000
    2003 Player Cash Earnings $300,000 - - - - - - $300,000
    2004 Player Cash Earnings $230,000 - - - - - - $230,000
    2005 Player Cash Earnings $305,000 - - - - - - $305,000
    2006 Player Cash Earnings $425,000 $1,375,000 - - - - - $1,800,000
    2007 Player Cash Earnings $1,100,000 - - - - - - $1,100,000
    2008 Player Cash Earnings DPOY $1,200,000 - - - - - - $1,200,000
    2009 Player Cash Earnings $800,000 $10,000,000 $2,550,000 - - - - $13,350,000
    2010 Player Cash Earnings $755,000 - $2,800,000 - - $4,000,000 - $7,555,000
    2011 Player Cash Earnings $1,176,470 - $900,000 - $2,410,000 - - $4,486,470
    2012 Player Cash Earnings $5,565,000 - - - - - - $5,627,500
    2013 Player Cash Earnings $1,400,000 - - - - - - $1,400,000
    2014 Player Cash Earnings $955,000 $65,000 - - - - - $1,020,000
    2015 Player Cash Earnings $1,000,000 $500,000 - - - - $84,613 $1,584,613
    2016 Player Cash Earnings $1,250,000 - - - - - - $1,250,000
    2017 Player Cash Earnings $1,200,000 $500,000 $500,000 - - - - $2,200,000
    2017 Player Cash Earnings $58,824 - - - - - - $58,823
    16 seasons $17,945,294 $12,444,000 $6,750,000 - $2,410,000 $4,000,000 $84,613 $43,696,406
    Seasons Team Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Workout Bonus Restructure Bonus Option Bonus Incentive Total Cash
    15 seasons Player Cash Earnings $16,486,470 $12,444,000 $6,750,000 - $2,410,000 $4,000,000 - $42,237,583
    1 seasons Player Cash Earnings $1,400,000 - - - - - - $1,400,000
    1 seasons Player Cash Earnings $58,824 - - - - - - $58,823
  • Fines

    • Player contract details by year 12/13/2011, 1 game $73,529

      Illegal Hit on Quarterback


    • Player contract details by year 11/30/2010, $25,000

      Roughing the passer against Ryan Fitzpatrick


    • Player contract details by year 11/04/2010, $20,000

      Late Hit against Drew Brees


    • Player contract details by year 10/19/2010, $75,000

      Defenseless hit against Mohamed Massaquoi


    • Player contract details by year 09/22/2010, $5,000

      Roughing the passer against Vince Young


    • Player contract details by year 11/19/2009, $5,000

      Late hit against Andrew Whitworth (CIN)


    • Player contract details by year 10/09/2008, $20,000

      Verbally abusing officials against Baltimore (BAL)


    • TOTAL: $223,529

  • Transactions

    Apr 16 2018Retired from Professional Football
    Dec 26 2017Signed a contract with New England (NE)
    Dec 23 2017Waived by Pittsburgh (PIT)
    Mar 1 2017Signed a 2 year $3.5 million contract extension with Pittsburgh (PIT)
    Mar 23 2015Signed a 2 year $2.75 million contract with Pittsburgh (PIT)
    Sep 24 2014Signed a contract with Pittsburgh (PIT)
    Aug 30 2014Retired from Professional Football
    Mar 13 2014Released by Cincinnati (CIN)
    Apr 18 2013Signed a 2 year $4.45 million contract with Cincinnati (CIN)
    Mar 9 2013Released by Pittsburgh (PIT)
    Apr 13 2009Signed a 6 year $51.75 million extension with Pittsburgh (PIT)
    Apr 13 2006Signed a 4 year $5.5 million contract with Pittsburgh (PIT)
    Apr 22 2002Signed a 2 year $529k contract with Pittsburgh (PIT)
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    Statistics

    Season Team GA GP GS Snaps Snaps% Sacks Tackles Solo Tackles Ast Tackles FF INT
    2017 NE 9 6 67 6.3 3 8 6 2 1
    2016 PIT 16 15 7 587 56.2 5 55 41 14 2 1
    2015 PIT 15 15 1 611 55.3 5 40 27 13 2 1
    2014 PIT 11 11 3 432 43.6 5.5 45 29 16
    2013 CIN 15 15 10 379 35.5 2 31 16 15 1
    2012 PIT 13 13 13 812 82.4 6 70 49 21 2
    2011 PIT 11 11 11 9 59 48 11 2
    2010 PIT 16 16 16 11 100 71 29 6 1
    2009 PIT 16 16 16 10 79 60 19 5
    2008 PIT 15 15 15 16 101 59 33 7 1
    2007 PIT 16 16 16 8.5 98 66 20 7 1
    2006 PIT 11 11 1 20 5 3
    Totals 165 161 109 2,888 - 81 706 477 196 34 6