INDIANAPOLIS -- The Pittsburgh Steelers have been forced to cut veteran players for salary-cap reasons before. The way general manager Kevin Colbert views things, this is nothing new for them.
- The Steelers haven't had any discussions at this stage with Harrison's agents about his future. That will happen after the combine.
"Whether a player is part of your future or not, that's not going to take away from what he accomplished," Colbert said. "You'll never underestimate what that player did for you in the past, but this is about what you're going to be in 2013. If a player can help us, then we'll make those decisions accordingly."
Colbert has made unemotional decisions about cutting big-name players before. It's hard to imagine Harrison returning at his same salary.
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"Jason Worilds did a nice job when he was called upon last year," Colbert said. "Can he continue that? We hope. ... In Jason's case, he's shown he can be productive."
Perhaps I'm reading too much into things, but those quotes above don't sound like the Steelers are desperate to hold on to Harrison.
- Colbert said surrendering points off turnovers on both sides of the ball were the Steelers' biggest problem in 2012. He said seven of the team's eight losses were a result of opponents scoring off turnovers.
"There were spurts where he played as good as he's played in his career. ... He was frustrated with his second half," Colbert said.