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Linebacker James Harrison Ends Retirement, Returns to Steelers

Linebacker James Harrison Ends Retirement, Returns to Steelers

NFL via Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Less than three weeks after holding a retirement ceremony in Pittsburgh, veteran linebacker James Harrison has decided to come back and return to the Steelers.

"It's really family here, and I wanted to come back and finish it off where it started," Harrison said earlier this month.

The Steelers recently lost two of their starting linebackers as Jarvis Jones and Ryan Shazier were both injured Sunday night against the Carolina Panthers. Facing a shortage of linebackers, the team decided to go back in time to bring back one of their long-time leaders.

The 36-year-old Harrison spent the first nine of his ten-year career with the Steelers and won two Super Bowls during his time in Pittsburgh. He played one season with the Cincinnati Bengals and decided that 2013 would be his last season in the NFL, before returning.

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ESPN: Steelers Lose LB Jarvis Jones at Least 8 Weeks

ESPN: Steelers Lose LB Jarvis Jones at Least 8 Weeks

Pittsburgh Steelers/NFL(PITTSBURGH) -- Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Jarvis Jones was placed on the injured reserve/designated to return list Monday, according to ESPN.com. Jones had surgery on his wrist Monday after he dislocated it during the team's 37-19 victory over the Carolina Panthers Sunday. The Steelers used their one annual injured reserve exemption on Jones, meaning the linebacker will be able to practice in six weeks and play in a game in eight weeks if deemed healthy. The 24-year-old Jones, who was drafted by the Steelers with the 17th overall selection of the 2013 NFL Draft, had 14 tackles, two sacks and a forced fumble in three games this season.

According to ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter, linebacker James Harrison, who retired less than three weeks ago, is expected to join the Steelers.

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Cincinnati Bengals Release LB James Harrison

Cincinnati Bengals Release LB James Harrison NFL via Getty Images(CINCINNATI) -- The Cincinnati Bengals released linebacker James Harrison on Thursday, after one season. Harrison, who spent his first 10 seasons with the Pittsburgh Steelers, signed with the Bengals last April. In 15 games with Ci...

Bengals’ James Harrison Not a Fan of “Hard Knocks”

Bengals’ James Harrison Not a Fan of “Hard Knocks”NFL via Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- The HBO reality series Hard Knocks gives fans a chance to see a the side of an NFL team during training camp that traditionally is left unseen. This season the show is following the Cincinnati Bengals and linebacker Ja...

James Harrison Signs With Bengals

James Harrison Signs With BengalsNFL via Getty Images(CINCINNATI) -- James Harrison is continuing his career in the AFC North. Harrison signed a two-year deal Friday to join the Cincinnati Bengals after being released from the Pittsburgh Steelers. The 35-year old linebacker will face ...

Steelers Release James Harrison

Steelers Release James HarrisonNFL via Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- One of the hardest hitters in the Steel City won't be playing his football there next season. The Pittsburgh Steelers announced the release of linebacker James Harrison on Saturday, ending the nine-year veteran's run w...

Steelers’ Harrison Upset About McCoy Situation

Steelers’ Harrison Upset About McCoy SituationPittsburgh Steelers/NFL(PITTSBURGH) -- The NFL announced on Tuesday it would be putting trainers into the press box following the hit that was put on Cleveland Browns quarterback Colt McCoy. However, Steelers linebacker James Harrison isn't so happy th...

NFL Week 15 Preview: Steelers (10-3) @ 49ers (10-3)

NFL Week 15 Preview: Steelers (10-3) @ 49ers (10-3) Ezra Shaw/Getty Images(SAN FRANCISCO) -- The Pittsburgh Steelers (10-3) travel to the City by the Bay Monday night to take on the San Francisco 49ers (10-3) in Week 15 of NFL action. The black and goal will be without their all-pro linebacker, James H...

James Harrison’s Suspension Upheld

James Harrison’s Suspension Upheld Pittsburgh Steelers/NFL(NEW YORK) -- The one-game suspension for Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Harrison has been upheld by the NFL.Harrison was penalized for his helmet-to-helmet hit on Cleveland Browns quarterback Colt McCoy last Thursday.&nbs...

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