As first published by USA Today, former Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Harrison is visiting the Cincinnati Bengals today. Harrison, who will be 35 in May, is a five-time Pro Bowler who has spent his first 11 seasons with the Steelers and signed a five-year contract prior to the 2009 season. But he declined to take a pay cut this offseason and was released March 9. Harrison is the third linebacker to visit Cincinnati this week, following Akeem Jordan and Karlos Dansby, as the Bengals search for a SAM linebacker to join returning starters Rey Maualuga in the middle at Vontaze Burfict at WIL. Harrison appeared in 131 games with 95 starts for the Steelers from 2002-12 and went to the Pro Bowl five years in a row from 2007-2011. He was the voted the AP NFL’s Defensive Player of the Year in 2008. Dansby has played in 136 games with 127 starts in nine seasons with Arizona and Miami. He had a career-high 101 tackles last year with the Dolphins. Jordan has appeared in 82 games with 34 starts in six seasons with Philadelphia.
James Harrison visits Bengals
Dayton Daily News | Apr 12