The Steelers could probably use some depth at outside linebacker, especially with Jason Worilds in position to test the free agent market, but it’s hard to say if they would be willing to re-sign Harrison at this point in his career.
Interestingly enough, Browns suggests that the Titans could be a team to watch for Harrison now that they’ve hired former Steelers DC Dick LeBeau.
Tennessee is another team that could use some outside linebacker help, and Harrison could come at a reasonable price.
“His loyalty to the former Steelers defensive coordinator knows no bounds,” Brown writes. “And LeBeau might want Harrison to provide a short-term charge to the Titans’ defense while providing an example to Tennessee’s younger players with his maniacal work ethic and approach to the game.”
Steelers OLB James Harrison announced via his Instagram account that he’s putting off retirement and will be training in Arizona for the 2015 season.
Harrison was expected to make a decision at some point in the near future, but many assumed that he would announce his retirement, rather than return and test the open market.
Harrison, 36, appeared in 11 games and recorded 45 tackles and 5.5 sacks for the Steelers’ defense this past season.
Despite his advanced age, Pro Football Focus Harrison rated as a very solid run defense and as pass rusher in 2014.
In recent years, he’s found very limited interest from NFL teams, so it will be interesting to see if the Steelers are willing to bring him back or if a team like the Cardinals may have interest in him.