Report: James Harrison not likely to sign with Cardinals

AP

A notable ex-Steeler doesn’t appear to be headed to Pittsburgh West.

Free agent outside linebacker James Harrison isn’t likely to sign with the Arizona Cardinals at this time, Harrison’s agent, Bill Parise, told ESPN’s Adam Schefter.

Parise told Kent Somers of the Arizona Republic the two sides couldn’t reach agreement on a deal.

“Couldn’t make the numbers work,” Parise said, according to the Republic.

The 36-year-old Harrison appeared in 15 games (10 starts) for Cincinnati in 2013, notching 30 tackles. His best seasons came with the Steelers, for whom he was a five-time Pro Bowler.

Current Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians was a Pittsburgh assistant for much of Harrison’s tenure with the club, and Arizona has been a landing spot for other ex-Steelers in recent years. But for now, Harrison won’t be added to that list.

18 responses to “Report: James Harrison not likely to sign with Cardinals

  1. Keeping my fingers crossed he signs with Atlanta tomorrow for one last appearance on Hard Knocks. He was hilarious with the Bengals.

  2. Best days are gone…Tommy Kelly looked good… Needed a pass rusher to spell Abraham… Might have a better pickup at waiver

  3. Pittsburgh, bring him back!!!

    Dump Chris Carter and put Sean Spence on IR.

    That way you have a spot for him. He’s meant for black and gold!!!

  4. Is it just me, or does the miss of mention of NFL Defensive Player of Year, and possibly greatest defensive play of the Super Bowl, ever, resonate?

    Just that.

    Oh and he called out Goodell. Probably not the most politically correct approach, but, bang on in fact.

    I think he’ll be a late sign by the Steelers. if not, he was one of the great ones 🙂

  5. runtheball says:
    Aug 29, 2014 7:41 PM
    Too stupid and/or prideful to realize he is at most a veteran minimum player at 36.

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    Could be right that the onus is on Harrison, but could also be his agent (Parise). Pitt probably would have taken him at the right price but he tried to pursue something with Baltimore and it didn’t work out (some indicating that Parise wanted too much) and then Pitt didn’t have room financially, so he wound up a Bengal. Funny how things work out.

    As a Steeler fan, I suppose I’d like to think of the possibility of him coming back if the need is there (hoping it’s not). That said, if he went to Cleveland of all places (no matter how unlikely given there’s been no indication of interest on either side that I’ve seen), then he’d have played with all the AFC North teams, which would be a fun piece of trivia to have in my pocket. Not sure if anyone has played with all four AFC North teams since the current structure went into effect?

  6. mmmpierogi says:
    Aug 29, 2014 8:40 PM
    runtheball says:
    Aug 29, 2014 7:41 PM
    Too stupid and/or prideful to realize he is at most a veteran minimum player at 36.

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    Could be right that the onus is on Harrison, but could also be his agent (Parise). Pitt probably would have taken him at the right price but he tried to pursue something with Baltimore and it didn’t work out (some indicating that Parise wanted too much) and then Pitt didn’t have room financially, so he wound up a Bengal. Funny how things work out.

    As a Steeler fan, I suppose I’d like to think of the possibility of him coming back if the need is there (hoping it’s not). That said, if he went to Cleveland of all places (no matter how unlikely given there’s been no indication of interest on either side that I’ve seen), then he’d have played with all the AFC North teams, which would be a fun piece of trivia to have in my pocket. Not sure if anyone has played with all four AFC North teams since the current structure went into effect?

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    Also, I should correct myself. Harrison signed with the Ravens in 2004 for a short period, but I guess he didn’t play for them then. Still…if he ever signed with the Browns, that’d be enough for my trivia needs.

    That said, has anyone else actually played with all four AFC North teams? I’m thinking not, but am too lazy to look it up.

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