James Harrison Visited Cardinals

FRIDAY, 4:44pm: Although Harrison’s visit with the Cardinals was productive, Parise says he doesn’t expect his client to sign with the team, tweets ESPN.com’s Adam Schefter.

THURSDAY, 1:50pm: Agent Bill Parise tells Josh Weinfuss of ESPN.com that the two sides aren’t likely to get anything done before Arizona’s game tonight, but that negotiations are underway and progress is being made toward a possible deal.

8:30am: The door is still open for a possible deal between the Cardinals and Harrison, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL.com, who tweets that the veteran linebacker will take a physical with the team today.

WEDNESDAY, 10:00am: It’s doubtful that the Cardinals sign Harrison, according to Kent Somers of the Arizona Republic, who tweets that the linebacker lives in Arizona during the offseason and the team called to see what kind of shape he’s in.

8:50am: A little over a week after attempting to bring in Brett Keisel for a visit, the Cardinals are taking another shot at hosting a former Steelers defender. According to Aaron Wilson of the National Football Post, veteran linebacker James Harrison is set to visit the club today.

While Harrison played the 2013 season with the Bengals, most of his NFL career was spent in Pittsburgh, where he earned spots in five consecutive Pro Bowls from 2007-11. The Cardinals, who lost Darnell Dockett to a season-ending ACL injury and Daryl Washington to a year-long suspension, could use some veteran reinforcements, and it makes sense that the team would once again look at an ex-Steeler, given head coach Bruce Arians’ history with the club.

Back in May, Steelers cornerback Ike Taylor indicated that Harrison had interest in returning to Pittsburgh, and if that’s the case, maybe scheduling a visit to Arizona is the best way to pique the Steelers’ interest — it worked for Keisel, who ended up turning down an invite from the Cardinals to sign with his old team instead.

Still, it’s possible that there’s mutual interest between the Cardinals and Harrison, so we’ll have to wait to see how the visit goes. As Mike Garafolo of FOX Sports tweets, it’s hard to imagine Harrison getting more than the veteran’s minimum at this point, but the 36-year-old does have interest in continuing his playing career.


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