Steelers Release James Harrison

NFL via Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- One of the hardest hitters in the Steel City won't be playing his football there next season.

The Pittsburgh Steelers announced the release of linebacker James Harrison on Saturday, ending the nine-year veteran's run with the team.

"We have informed James Harrison that we have released him," Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert said. "James has been an integral part of our success during his years in Pittsburgh and has helped us win two Lombardi trophies during that time. We appreciate all of his efforts and wish him the best."

Harrison won two Super Bowls with the team, and was named the 2008 NFL Defensive Player of The Year.

"It's been a great run but all good things must come to a end," Harrison said in a Tweet. "Thank you Steelers Nation I will miss you all!"

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