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Steelers LB James Harrison joins dodgeball team

  • By Kevin Patra NFL.com
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The Pittsburgh Steelers have not yet asked James Harrison to restructure his contract to help relieve the cash-strapped team, Harrison's agent told the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review Thursday.

In the meantime, the 10-year Steeler announced on Twitter that he joined up with another team:

That team, Harrison later announced, was the "Ball Busters" dodgeball squad.

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The 6-foot, 242-pound linebacker must be a menace with a red rubber ball in his hands. Dodging, ducking, dipping, diving and dodging is one of the least-dangerous competitions a player could do in the offseason.

Harrison has had past battles with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell over illegal hits. We do not yet know whether the dodgeball league has a fine policy for head shots, but Harrison seems to have taken to his new playful activity.

"We won and could have had 2 more games but I have 2 guys that don't take coaching!" Harrison posted on his Facebook page. "I don't know how long I'll be able to take these 2 divas!"

It's fun to see the lighter side of NFL players in the offseason.

Follow Kevin Patra on Twitter @kpatra.

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