Free-agent James Harrison's workout Friday wasn't his usual workout.
Harrison, who was recently released by the Bengals after one season in Cincinnati, has made it known several times this offseason that a return to Pittsburgh would be favorable. But at the age of 36, Harrison's best playing days are behind him and his statements could very well be because there doesn't appear to be work for him elsewhere.
The Steelers outside linebacker depth could be improved though with all of the question marks currently in the room. Jarvis Jones and Jason Worilds will be the starters week 1 against Cleveland, but behind them there is still some doubt. According to Scott Brown of ESPN.com, former Buffalo Bill Arthur Moats has lined up opposite Jones while Worilds has nursed an injury during the course of OTAs. But other than Moats, the depth does concern. Chris Carter has had his chance to prove himself in spot-starts the past couple of seasons, plus it appears that he has started to become an afterthought in the minds of coaches judging by his demotion behind Moats.
The likelihood of Harrison making a return to the black-and-gold still isn't great, but for a veteran minimum contract, the Steelers could very easily fit Harrison in if they wanted with the cap space they received this week due to LaMarr Woodley officially being off the books.
As Harrison continues to reside in his offseason home in Pittsburgh, he may just be having some fun with Brown, but with the good shape Harrison appears to be in, a return to Pittsburgh might not be that far-fetched.