The Pittsburgh Steelers had a convincing 37-19 win over the Carolina Panther on Sunday, but it was costly. Pitt managed to lose two starting linebackers.
Jarvis Jones was placed on IR-Recall after suffering a wrist injury that will require surgery. Ryan Shazier sprained an MCL that's expected to sideline him for a few weeks.
In order to bolster their linebacking depth, the Steelers are signing former NFL Defensive Player of the Year James Harrison.
The #Steelers will be signing their own former star LB James Harrison over the next few days, I’m told.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) September 22, 2014
Harrison later posted this on his Instagram account:
Harrison played with the Cincinnati Bengals in 2013 after Pittsburgh cut him following a contract dispute last year. He's now back in the AFC North.
Harrison retired earlier this season after a visit with the Arizona Cardinals. He played for the Bengals in a reduced role last season in their 4-3 defense after spending his entire career in Dick Lebeau's 3-4 blitz-heavy scheme.
After registering 10.5 sacks in 2010, Harrison managed just 17 sacks over the past three seasons.