James Harrison might wind up staying in the AFC North, but not with the Baltimore Ravens, as many expected early in the free agency process. Harrison is visiting the Cincinnati Bengals on Thursday, according to NFL.com's Ian Rapoport. The story was first reported by USA Today Sports.

Harrison, 34, gambled and lost when he refused to take a pay cut to stay with the Pittsburgh Steelers for another season. The Steelers reportedly were offering more than $4 million, a total Harrison is very unlikely to get now that he's been ignored on the free-agent market for a month. Harrison was set to meet the Ravens last month, but Baltimore wound up signing Elvis Dumervil before the visit ever occurred.

The Bengals have been active this week hosting linebackers. Karlos Dansby and Akeem Jordan are also in town. The team is looking for a starting strong-side linebacker to go with middle linebacker Rey Maualuga and weak-side linebacker Vontaze Burfict.