In one of the worst kept secrets of the 2013 off-season, James Harrison visited the Cincinnati Bengals on Thursday. Apparently, he had a very good time.
Had a good visit with Mr. Brown,Coach Lewis and The Cincinnati Bengals Organization.— James Harrison (@jharrison9292) April 12, 2013
According to NFL.com's Ian Rapaport, the Bengals shared his sentiment; although there is no immediate signing expected.
Harrison, like many free-agents this time of year, are most likely being kept on hold until the conclusion of the draft. The Bengals may be impressed with Harrison's condition and attitude, but only in ignorance would they weld themselves to a 35 year old veteran instead of possibly nabbing a top talent in the upcoming NFL Draft. Should Cincinnati be unable to find a suitable bookend to oppose Vontaze Burfict in the rookie pool, then would they definitely begin to find Harrison even more attractive.
Of course, so could Harrison's former employer - the Pittsburgh Steelers.