James Harrison is officially a member of the Pittsburgh Steelers once again as the 36 year old linebacker signed a contract early Tuesday morning.
Harrison, who recorded 64 sacks during his first 10 seasons in Pittsburgh, was cut loose by the Steelers on March 9, 2013 after reportedly refusing to take a pay cut.
Six weeks after his release, Harrison signed a two-year contract with the Cincinnati Bengals.
While he did play in 15 games with the Bengals in 2013, Harrison looked out of place when asked to play the strong outside position in the stack defense. He only recorded 30 total tackles and two sacks in 383 snaps played.
The Bengals released Harrison back in March and when he received no real offers over the summer to play elsewhere, he held a press conference just a few weeks ago to announce that he was retiring.
Harrison will more than likely platoon with Arthur Moats at that right outside linebacker spot with starter Jarvis Jones now sidelined at least eight weeks with a wrist injury that he suffered Sunday night in the win over the Carolina Panthers.