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Wednesday, April 24, 2013
James Harrison making less with Bengals

By Jamison Hensley

As everyone expected, linebacker James Harrison is making a lot less money for the Cincinnati Bengals than he would have if he took a pay cut with the Pittsburgh Steelers.

How much less? According to Joe Reedy of the Cincinnati Enquirer, Harrison signed a two-year deal with the Bengals worth a total of $4.45 million. That's less than what Harrison would have reportedly received in one year with the Steelers.

There were reports that the Steelers asked Harrison to take a 30 percent pay cut, which would have made his salary $4.6 million this season. Harrison refused and was released by the Steelers. Now, he's with the Bengals and won't be able to make that amount of money in two years in Cincinnati.