James Harrison could be intriguing fit for Patriots

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After clearing waivers on Monday, ESPN's Field Yates is reporting the former longtime Steelers linebacker is now in Foxboro visiting with the New England Patriots.

The Patriots defeated the Steelers 27-24 in Week 15.

Harrison cleared waivers Monday making him a free agent. He visited Foxboro on Tuesday and he apparently won't be leaving without a contract. He has played 177 of 1992 career games for Pittsburgh. But that's exactly the kind of thinking that has benefitted the New England Patriots so many times before, and probably will again.

James Harrison is now a Patriot.


Harrison was cut by the Steelers Saturday in a roster move to make room for offensive tackle Marcus Gilbert, who was returning from a suspension.

Harrison has only 1 sack this season, but he's averaged 5 sacks per season in part-time work over the last three years. Harrison isn't a game-changer, but he can help. Needing some defensive help before the playoffs, it would make very much sense for Bill Belichick and company to want to add a veteran presence like Harrison. If they do meet in the AFC title game, Harrison's chance to get revenge against his former team will be one of many awesome storylines.

With his best days behind him, Harrison seemed destined to call it a career soon and settle into a long career as a TV personality on a pregame show somewhere.

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