In a surprising move Saturday morning, the Pittsburgh Steelers released longtime linebacker James Harrison according to Harrison on his Twitter account.
It’s been a great run but all good things must come to a end. Thank you Steelers Nation I will miss you all!
— James Harrison (@jharrison9292) March 9, 2013
Harrison, the eight year pro out of Kent State, was a staple of the Pittsburgh defense for most of the decade, and is a 5-time Pro Bowler. Harrison also won two Super Bowls during his time in Pittsburgh, and was the 2008 AP Defensive Player of the Year.
Harrison will most likely be remembered for his incredible interception return for a touchdown in Super Bowl XLIII, where he picked off Kurt Warner’s pass and returned it 100 yards for a touchdown right before halftime.