Napoleon Harris Visits The Steelers

Napoleon Bonaparte’s career ended at the Battle of Waterloo.  Napoleon Harris’ career could be continuing near the waters of the Allegheny, the Monongahela, and the Ohio.
(Wow.  I somehow managed to type that sentence while simultaneously rolling my eyes and groaning.)
Per a league source, the veteran linebacker is visiting the Steelers today.
The team’s interest in Harris makes sense; with Larry Foote gone, the Steelers need someone to back up Lawrence Timmons at one of the inside positions in the team’s 3-4 defense.
Harris was a first-round draft pick of the Raiders in 2002.  In 2005, Oakland traded him to Minnesota as part of the Randy Moss deal.  After Harris’ contract expired following the 2006 season, he signed with the Chiefs as a free agent.
Kansas City cut him during the 2008 season, and he returned to Minnesota to help fill the void created by a season-ending injury to E.J. Henderson.  Harris appeared in ten games for the Vikings last year, starting five of them.
In 2006, Harris started 14 games at middle linebacker for the Vikings, which also was the only season that Steelers coach Mike Tomlin served as defensive coordinator in Minnesota.

20 responses to “Napoleon Harris Visits The Steelers

  1. “Napoleon Bonaparte’s career ended at the Battle of Waterloo. Napoleon Harris’ career could be continuing near the waters of the Allegheny, the Monongahela, and the Ohio.
    (Wow. I somehow managed to type that sentence while simultaneously rolling my eyes and groaning.)”
    Same reaction Mrs. Florio has when “The Urge” hits Big Mike.
    She thinks about Joe Bracato when it happens. All the ladies do ……

  2. ” (Wow. I somehow managed to type that sentence while simultaneously rolling my eyes and groaning.)”
    Well i couldn’t read it without rolling my eyes and groaning. So you win Mikey.

  3. “Napoleon Bonaparte’s career ended at the Battle of Waterloo. Napoleon Harris’ career could be continuing near the waters of the Allegheny, the Monongahela, and the Ohio.”
    Mr. Florio,
    That was good.

  4. Florio, I laughed at that one.
    And then the next sentence in parentheses gave me a very awkward image in my head that I never want to see again.

  5. Florio, your analogy sucked, but not as much as does a Pittsburgh beauty queen trying to work her way through a truck stop.

  6. He actually played pretty well for the Vikes, albeit next to the Mississippi river.

  7. Start sending your book to the BoredatWork (2nd post).
    At Boredatwork: Your book will probably be in the same place as mine. Where the UPS guy left it by the door.

  8. where’s that truck stop again?
    Rt 22 or 70?
    So does this mean Napoleon Harris would leap Kenyon Fox on the depth chart? I thought the Foote move may have in part been due to coaches’ confidence in Fox.

  9. Harris was a less than adequate run stopper and absolutely sucked at pass coverage. He couldn’t cover a slow fullback out of the backfield without being outrun.
    How he could make a strong Stealers squad is not conceivable.

  10. this would be a typical steeler good signing, imo. he would only be there as a backup and insurance policy, and would cost alot less than foote would have. plus tomlin is already familiar with him. makes sense.
    .

  11. No matter how many bums Shittsburgh brings in for visits, all of their apologists will say it is a good move…

  12. What’s that I hear? Must be the sound of the sand in the vagina of BaltimoreSports making a pearl.. Your tears sustain our collective souls..
    GO STEELERS.

  13. Six Lombardis and counting. According to the NFL,everyone of those calls were good. How about the blatantly wrong calls that went against the Steelers in the past that the league had to apologize for? Steeler fans don’t cry.You jealous Baltiless fans. You don’t even know your football. Baltiless lost a team to non-support and THEY had to STEAL someone else’s team.Who did you beat to get your only SB? Only the worst team ever to play in the SB-NYG. 20 teams in the league would have beaten them. At least the Steelers don’t have O.J.- I mean Ray on their team. I almost forgot- the Steelers aren’t afraid to play anyone,anywhere, anytime- unlike Baltiless.

  14. Davidintexas,
    With a mind like yours, I’m sure you worked on the construction of the Cryboys indoor practice facilty.

  15. BaltiLESSsports is just upset that the Steelers beat his team THREE times last season, enroute to their SIXTH Lombardi.
    We can let him count the team that moved away from Baltiless and the team that moved there, and between them they have just 2 Lombardis. Pittsburgh has THREE times as many. I did the math for Baltiless, since it’s no doubt beyond his limited mental faculties.

  16. BaltimoreSports says:
    May 7th, 2009 at 3:19 pm
    No matter how many bums Shittsburgh brings in for visits, all of their apologists will say it is a good move…
    ———————————————————————————————————
    no matter how many INT’s Flacco throws against the Steelers defence, he will always be praised by moron Baltimore fans

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