@AdamSchefter: James Harrison's agent, Bill Parise, said he has not closed the door on his client returning to PITT and would welcome a call from Steelers.
I wouldn't mind him coming back, but I would be pissed if the Steelers FO offered him anything more than veteran minimum. Tomlin has already talked about how this is Worild's time to shine, so I think we either offer James Harrison the vet min or let him go else where and draft a replacement in case Worilds doesn't work out. I would have loved to sign Victor Butler but unfortunately I don't see it happening.
Harrison could have made $4 million this season, but he was too proud to take a pay cut. Now he may be forced into retirement. If he wants to play he will have to take a very small contract close to vet min
I would welcome Harrison back, I believe he is a great team player for the linebacking core. He was the one who forced Worilds to hit the weights and that paid off really well. You know he would sign back cheap since their is no interest in him at the moment. It would probably only be a one year deal to prove he can stay healthy and be as good as he was before the injury. He could be a good option and plus that would take a need away from Pittsburgh since we know Harrison can not only play but he could start for us. So our first could be used towards another position.
Woodley?! Heellllllllll no.
Whole different situation.
I know it sounds crazy at first. but if you look at just last year. he came into camp at 295. I would bet he didn't do a lot of running. that's tomlins boy of course. so first things first. you get days off. so the season comes around and since its the first time you have ran all year. you pull a hamstring(no surprise there). then you start 13 games. 2 of witch you don't post any stats and 5 you only have 2 tackles. as far as I am concerned he took 7 games off. plus he has poor gap discipline( watch against teams that run the read option). and that's just last year. all I am saying is keep your eye on.