Hargrave leaving Steelers to become NFL’s highest paid nose-tackle

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Free agent Javon Hargrave is reportedly leaving Pittsburgh to sign a free agent deal with the Eagles.

Pittsburgh Steelers nose tackle Javon Hargrave (79) plays against the Cleveland Browns during an NFL football game, Sunday, Dec. 1, 2019, in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania (WKBN) – Free agent Defensive Tackle Javon Hargrave is now a former Pittsburgh Steeler.

Multiple published reports say that he has agreed to a 3-year $39 million contract with the Philadelphia Eagles.

The deal makes him the highest paid nose-tackle in the NFL.

Hargrave is a former third-round pick by the Steelers in the 2016 draft out of South Carolina State.

In four NFL seasons with the Steelers, Hargrave has piled up 14 1/2 sacks, with 22 tackles for loss, and a pair of forced fumbles.

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