After much consideration was put into where outside linebacker James Harrison would play for the 2015-2016 season, it is being reported today that Harrison signed with the Pittsburgh Steelers for a two year deal.
James Harrison picks the @Steelers. Signs a 2-year contract.— Bob Labriola (@BobLabriola) March 22, 2015
This move brings depth to the Steelers outside linebacker group which had a huge hole put into it with the retirement of Jason Worilds earlier this season. Harrison adds to the group of Arthur Moats and Jarvis Jones for Steelers with experience at the position in Pittsburgh, going into the 2015 season.
This decision was recently reached, as last night Harrison appeared to be in deep thought about where to spend the last year(s) of his career in the NFL. He posted the following on his Facebook page:
"The opinions of my support team are split, but for me, my love for the man who both started, and made my career what it is, is undeniable. There are no words that I can find that would do justice for everything Dick LeBeau has done for me & my career and nothing can compare to that! I also have a great amount of love for Steelers Nation & the Steelers organization. I'm going to pray on this and let God guide me in the right direction."
Whether Harrison plays a major starting role or not in 2015 remains to be seen, but Steelers fans should be happy that the team has added depth to a position severely in need of attention this offseason.