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Steelers Release James Harrison

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The Steelers announced Saturday their intention to release Defensive Player James Harrison.

According to CBS Sports, the move is not a surprise, given Harrison was set to count about $6 million against the cap, and has age and injury concerns at this stage of his career.

Harrison announced his departure through a tweet to fans, which stated: "It's been a great run but all good things must come to a end. Thank you Steelers Nation I will miss you all!"

Pittsburgh is losing free-agent receiver Mike Wallace and running back Rashard Mendenhall is likely departing, but roster turnover is nothing new for the perennial contenders, according to CBS Sports.

During his 10-year career with the Steelers, Harrison was a five-time Pro Bowl player, four-time All-Pro, two-time Super Bowl champion and the 2008 NFL defensive player of the year.

A full release can be found on the Steelers website, including statements from Steelers General Manager Kevin Colbert and Head Coach Mike Tomlin.

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