Steeelers, James Harrison working on restructuring his contract

According to Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, the Steelers and James Harrison’s agent Bill Parise have been discussing a way to restructure his contract to lower his 2013 cap number.

Harrison, who will be 35 in two months, is scheduled to make salaries of $6.57 million this season and $7.575 million in 2014 in the final two years of his contract.

Parise did not say if those discussions include a request by the Steelers for a reduction in salary or a restructured contract that could spread out the salary cap hit this year with an extension that neither side would expect to be fulfilled.

“We’re talking,” Parise said. “Both sides want to try to do something. We’re trying to common ground.”

If they can’t agree on something, Harrison will likely be cut.