Linebacker James Harrison will be back in a Pittsburgh Steelers uniform Sunday, but he’s not expected to play a lot against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
— Gerry Dulac (@gerrydulac) September 28, 2014
According to Gerry Dulac of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, the Steelers would like to get the 36-year-old Harrison 10-15 snaps against the Buccaneers.
With starter Jarvis Jones now out at least the next eight weeks with a wrist injury, Arthur Moats will start Sunday at right outside linebacker against the Buccaneers.
After Harrison signed this past week, he admitted to being about 10 pounds heavier than he’d like to be. In addition, he said it would likely take him more than just a few weeks to get himself back into football shape.
Baring injuries Sunday, I will be shocked if Harrison hits the 15 snap mark and won’t be surprised one bit if he fails to play even 10 snaps. For now, this is Moats’ job until he shows he can’t handle it.