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James Harrison could make sense for Patriots in niche role

James Harrison could make sense for Patriots in niche role

The former Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker reportedly visited the Patriots on Tuesday.

Harrison was released by the Steelers on Saturday and was not claimed on waivers, making him a free agent. It's unlikely that having gone to the Patriots Harrison will suddenly morph back into 27-year-old James Harrison.

The Patriots have made a habit of looking to veterans to fill out holes in their roster heading into the final weeks of the season. Harrison remains Pittsburgh's all-time leader with 80.5 career sacks. Harrison would give the Patriots a bonafide pass rusher to help in the postseason, a situation he has thrived in with the Steelers in recent seasons. Belichick also would be pouncing on a player who could end up facing his old team in the playoffs this season. He was used sparingly this season on a Steelers team that was becoming crowded at linebacker, but there should be more opportunities in New England given all of their injuries on defense.




When James Harrison eventually retires - it has to happen at some point, right? - he'll go down as a Steelers legend.

Harrison has 82.5 career sacks over 15 National Football League seasons. Of course, that means he's been a huge part of the Patriots-Steelers rivalry and now he will have the chance to change courses and help bring another Super Bowl title to New England. He has played only 40 snaps this season after playing 587 last season.


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