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ESPN's Scott Brown wouldn't rule out the Steelers signing free agent OLB Jerome Harrison.

Harrison hasn't attracted any free-agent interest since being released by the Bengals. He's reportedly committed to playing this season and could provide the Steelers with veteran depth as a situational run stopper. Harrison turned 36 last month and should be open to a minimum salary contract.

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There's reportedly mutual interest between the Steelers and free agent OLB James Harrison.

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Free agent OLB James Harrison said he'd like to return to the Steelers.

Harrison, 36 in May, recorded just two sacks in 15 games in his one-season stop with the Bengals before being released last week. He said he has no plans to retire and wants to play "until the wheels fall off." Harrison still plays solid run defense but would be a backup to Jarvis Jones and Jason Worilds in Pittsburgh.

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Bengals released OLB James Harrison.

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Bengals SLB James Harrison exited Sunday's night's Week 15 game against the Steelers with a concussion.

His return is listed as doubtful. Harrison will need to pass the league's concussion protocol before returning to practice and will be in a race to get cleared for Week 16.

James Harrison LB CIN May 29 '13

LB James Harrison is making strides adjusting to the Bengals 4-3 scheme after struggling through the first few practices.

Harrison believes too much is being made of his switch from a 3-4 outside linebacker to a 4-3 SAM linebacker, saying "I'm playing SAM, so I'm basically doing the same thing I do in a 3-4 defense. It's just that I'll switch where I'm lining up." Harrison added he'll have plenty of chances to blitz in this scheme, which is when he's most effective.

James Harrison LB CIN Apr 24 '13

James Harrison's two-year contract with the Bengals is worth a total of $4.45 million.

Harrison got a $1.2M signing bonus, a $100,000 workout bonus and per-game roster bonuses that could total $300,000 this season. It adds up to a maximum payout of $3 million in 2013, or $1.5 million less than he would have gotten from the Steelers if he accepted their original offer of a 30 percent pay cut. Pride didn't pay off for Harrison.

James Harrison LB CIN Apr 24 '13

New Bengals SLB James Harrison downplayed his transition to a 4-3 scheme.

During his nine-year reign in Pittsburgh, Harrison was strictly a rush linebacker in their 3-4. In Cincy, he'll play the SAM spot in base packages and attack the quarterback from the edge on passing downs. "It's not really a concern," Harrison said. "Some of the defenses that we do are the same terminology. The coverages are the same its just you might switch from side to side. I'll be playing sometimes stack like a regular inside linebacker that would play a 3-4."

James Harrison LB CIN Apr 23 '13

New Bengals SLB James Harrison feels like he has "three years left" in the league, and says physically he's as "close as he's ever been" to his 2008 Defensive Player of the Year campaign.

Going on 35, Harrison has grown increasingly injury prone in recent years, missing a combined eight games the past two seasons. This, after Harrison missed just one game between 2007-10. Harrison is never returning to his 2008 form, but he can still be a formidable presence on the edge if he can stay healthy.

James Harrison LB CIN Apr 19 '13

Bengals signed SLB James Harrison, formerly of the Steelers, to a two-year contract.

The 2008 Defensive Player of the Year, Harrison will bring pass rush to the strong-side linebacker position in Cincinnati that Marvin Lewis has long sought. Although he is 35 now with an increasingly fragile body and must play limited snaps, Harrison remains a highly effective edge presence. He racked up six sacks, two forced fumbles, and 70 tackles last season despite missing three games and large chunks of others. Cincinnati's defense is otherwise returning intact after last year's No. 6 finish, and Harrison will add to it.