This may sound like treason, but look at the facts.
We have 5, potentially 6 starters at LB; Lamarr Woodley, James Farrior, Larry Foote, Lawrence Timmons, James Harrison, and Bruce Davis. The Steelers have even been looking at Cody Brown, LB from Connecticut. They have resigned two of their back up LBs. It looks like they might be getting themselves ready to make a big move.
James Harrison is in his prime, was named defensive player of the year, but he will turn 31 in May. He will never be worth more and the Steelers seldom pay big money to a player over 30. Harrison will want to be paid like a defensive player of the year.
The Steelers did talk to Jason Smith OT from Baylor at the Combine. In an earlier post, I said they would have no chance at Smith. He may go number one in the draft. But trading Harrison could bring us great protection for our franchise QB.