A former NFL defensive Player of the Year would have no problem joining the New Orleans Saints as former Steelers outside linebacker James Harrison would "love to be in New Orleans," according to his agent, Bill Parise.

"The Saints would be a great fit," Parise said Sunday afternoon.

Harrison, 34, was the 2008 NFL defensive Player of the Year and a five-time Pro Bowler while in Pittsburgh. He was released with two years remaining on his contract after reportedly not agreeing to a restructured contract. It doesn't appear any talks have occurred between Harrison and the Saints, though.

Harrison is well versed in the 3-4 scheme that the Saints will shift to this season with defensive coordinator Rob Ryan at the helm. But Harrison only tallied six sacks last season, which is his lowest total since 2007, as he missed three games with a knee injury.

It's rather apparent the Saints would like defensive end Junior Galette to become an outside linebacker in the new system as Galette agreed to a three-year contract Saturday. Martez Wilson also should be a front-runner for one of the starting outside linebacker roles.

Yet Saints Coach Sean Payton said Friday the Saints could look to add an outside linebacker in free agency or in the draft.