James Harrison

Career Earnings: $43,939,772
Career APY: $2,929,318
Total Guarantees: $16,194,000
Largest Cash Payment: $13,350,000 (2009)
Largest Cap Hit: $9,030,000 (2012)
  • Date of Birth: May 4, 1978
  • Height: 6' 0"
  • Weight: 242
  • College: Kent State
  • Entry: 2002 Undrafted Free Agent (Steelers)

Contract History

Team Contract Type Status Year Signed Yrs Total APY Guarantees Amount Earned % Earned Effective APY
Steelers Practice Renegotiated 2002 1 $68,000 $68,000 $0 $60,000 88.2% $0
Steelers UDFA Terminated 2002 2 $529,000 $264,500 $4,000 $4,000 0.8% $0
Steelers SFA Terminated 2002 2 $450,000 $225,000 $0 $39,706 8.8% $39,706
Steelers Practice Terminated 2003 1 $73,950 $73,950 $0 $13,050 17.6% $0
Ravens SFA Terminated 2004 1 $305,000 $305,000 $0 $0 0.0% $0
Steelers SFA Expired 2004 2 $535,000 $267,500 $0 $535,000 100.0% $267,500
Steelers ERFA Renegotiated 2006 4 $5,500,000 $1,375,000 $1,375,000 $4,900,000 89.1% $1,633,333
Steelers Extension Terminated 2009 5 $43,775,000 $8,755,000 $12,550,000 $29,546,471 67.5% $7,386,618
Bengals SFA Terminated 2013 1 $4,450,000 $2,225,000 $1,200,000 $2,981,250 67.0% $2,981,250
Steelers SFA Expired 2014 1 $1,020,000 $1,020,000 $65,000 $851,471 83.5% $851,471
Steelers UFA Expired 2015 2 $2,750,000 $1,375,000 $500,000 $2,750,000 100.0% $1,375,000
Steelers UFA Terminated 2017 2 $3,500,000 $1,750,000 $500,000 $2,200,000 62.9% $0
Patriots SFA Expired 2017 1 $1,000,000 $1,000,000 $0 $58,824 5.9% $58,824
Earnings By Team
Team Yrs Salary APY Paid on Cap % Paid on Cap Paid as Dead Money % Paid as Dead Money
Steelers 13 $40,899,698 $3,146,131 $33,972,354 0.0% $7,220,285 0.0%
Ravens 0 $0 $0 $0 0.0% $0 0.0%
Bengals 1 $2,981,250 $2,981,250 $2,381,250 0.0% $600,000 0.0%
Patriots 1 $58,824 $58,824 $58,824 0.0% $0 0.0%

Salary Cap History    

Year Team Base Salary (Guaranteed) Bonuses Cap
Number
Cap % Cash Due
Prorated Roster Workout Other
2002 Steelers $225,000 $0 $0 $0 $0 $26,471 0.0% $26,471
2004 Steelers $230,000 $0 $0 $0 $0 $230,000 0.3% $230,000
2005 Steelers $305,000 $0 $0 $0 $0 $305,000 0.4% $305,000
2006 Steelers $425,000 $343,750 $0 $0 $0 $768,750 0.8% $1,800,000
2007 Steelers $1,100,000 $343,750 $0 $0 $0 $1,443,750 1.3% $1,100,000
2008 Steelers $1,200,000 $343,750 $0 $0 $0 $1,543,750 1.3% $2,000,000
2009 Steelers $800,000 $2,550,000 $2,343,750 $2,550,000 $0 $0 $5,693,750 4.6% $13,350,000
2010 Steelers $755,000 $2,800,000 $2,800,000 $0 $0 $6,355,000 -- $7,555,000
2011 Steelers $1,250,000 $3,465,000 $650,000 $0 $0 $5,291,471 4.4% $3,076,471
2012 Steelers $5,565,000 $3,465,000 $0 $0 $0 $9,030,000 7.5% $5,565,000
2013 Bengals $1,400,000 $600,000 $300,000 $100,000 $0 $2,381,250 1.9% $2,981,250
2014 Steelers $955,000 $65,000 $0 $0 $0 $534,412 0.4% $851,471
2015 Steelers $1,000,000 $250,000 $0 $0 $0 $1,250,000 0.9% $1,500,000
2016 Steelers $1,250,000 $250,000 $0 $0 $0 $1,500,000 1.0% $1,250,000
2017 Patriots $1,000,000 $0 $0 $0 $0 $58,824 0.0% $58,824
Total $17,460,000 $14,270,000 $6,300,000 $100,000 $0 $36,412,428   $41,649,487
Dead Money History
Team Year Cap Charge Cash Paid
Steelers 2002 $2,000 $4,000
Steelers 2002 $60,000 $60,000
Steelers 2003 $13,235 $13,235
Steelers 2003 $13,050 $13,050
Steelers 2003 $2,000 $0
Steelers 2013 $4,930,000 $0
Bengals 2014 $600,000 $0
Steelers 2017 $1,879,412 $2,129,412
Steelers 2017 $70,588 $70,588
Steelers 2018 $250,000 $0
Total$7,820,285$2,290,285