Former Steelers LB James Harrison To Meet With Bengals

Joe Reedy of the Cincinnati Enquirer is reporting on Thursday that former Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Harrison is visiting with the Cincinnati Bengals.

This is the second AFC North team that Harrison has had hopes of latching on with since being released by the Steelers back in early March as he also had a visit scheduled a few weeks ago with the Baltimore Ravens just prior to them deciding to sign linebacker Elvis Dumervil instead.

Harrison was rumored last week to have five teams potentially interested in him, but this is the first visit that has been reported since that time.

The price tag on Harrison has certainly come way down by now. In fact, it would not be surprising to hear that teams are only wanting to sign the former Defensive Player of the Year for the minimum with no guarantee that he will start.

The Steelers terminated the contract of Harrison after he declined to take a pay cut. He was originally scheduled to earn a base salary of $6.57 million in 2013.