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Parise told NFL.com's Ian Rapoport on Tuesday both sides have been working "incredibly hard" to work something out.
Parise also told Rapoport that Harrison "wants to retire with the Steelers. We both want him to. He's more than happy to help with their salary cap situation."
It's not clear yet if the Steelers have requested a reduction in pay or simply have designs on converting a percentage of Harrison's base salary into a signing bonus.
"We're talking," Parise told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. "Both sides want to try to do something. We're trying to (find) common ground."