Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Harrison is scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent in less than a month. Prior to the start of the new league, however, Harrison is expected to announce on social media what the future holds for him next season, according to what his agent Bill Parise told Mark Kaboly of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.
Harrisojn, who will turn 37 in May, came out of his short retirement early in the 2014 season after starting linebacker Jarvis Jones was lost for an extended amount of time after suffering a wrist injury in the Week 3 game against the Carolina Panthers. Harrison went on to record 5.5 sacks in 2014 to go along with 45 total tackles.
A report by Gerry Dulac of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette back in January suggested that the Steelers were ready to move on from Harrison for good and that he won’t be re-signed this offseason. Harrison, however, has continued to work out at the Steelers facility.
It’s very possible that Harrison might announce in a few more weeks that he’s retiring again, but we’ll have to wait and see what he has to say.
The Steelers currently only have one outside linebacker that finished the 2014 season on their 53 man roster under contract for 2015 and that is Jones as in addition to Harrison, Jason Worilds and Arthur Moats are also set to become unrestricted free agents in less than a month.