Steelers GM Kevin Colbert Hasn’t Eliminated Possible Return Of Keisel Or Harrison

When the Pittsburgh Steelers reported to Latrobe Friday for training camp, veteran free agent defensive end Brett Keisel wasn’t invited as he remains unsigned. Just because he isn’t with the team now, however, doesn’t mean that he won’t be by the start of the regular season.

During his talk with the media Monday, Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert said that the team has not eliminated the possibility of signing either Keisel or former linebacker James Harrison, who also remains an unsigned free agent. Colbert went on to add that when the team eliminates the possibility of signing a guy, they let the guy know he was eliminated.

At last report, Keisel is currently in the Pittsburgh area and has yet to clean out his locker at the Steelers Southside facility. As for Harrison, he’s been training all offseason out in Arizona in order to keep himself in good shape should his phone ever ring.

While Colbert hasn’t ruled either player completely out, it looks like both will remain unemployed for a little while longer. The Steelers can use the extra time to fully evaluate the younger players on their roster before deciding whether or not they need to re-sign either veteran.

  • Virdin Barzey

    I wish they would bring them both back but something tells me it will be one or none. Harrison, Worrilds and Cam. Didn’t make it camp as of yet but I’m most interested to hear about Jones now in his second year.

  • Jeff

    I think it’d be a no-brainer to bring back James Harrison at some point.

  • dgh57

    I agree, as it’s a wait and see how the young guy do before pursuing these 2 guys.

  • Chris Maxwell

    Not this again…. SMH I think the depot is Keisel attorney.

  • Harrison to replace Carter and Keisel to get send Arnfelt on the PS I like.

  • Jacque Strappe

    But Carter had a good offseason. Let me type it again so I can start to believe it. Carter had a good offseason.

  • Ken

    It all sounds great till you bring them back and they are sitting out hurt… If I did have to pick one I think Keisel is the one that could play closest to the same level we have seen in the past. if he could indeed stay healthy.

  • 2443scott

    both guys dont need camp they know system they both played last year and are in shape…so steelers got time on their side ….plus they got camp to see who will stay and who wont

  • walter mason

    With Harrison back we may actually strike some fear and intimidation again. Keisel too but only if we need him.

  • walter mason

    Colbert said the roster could be adjusted as teams cut down to 90 players. “There will be players who may be better than our 53.”

    Play the best 53 period. ..end of discussion..


    I’ve long felt ’15 would be the year this DEF turns the corner toward championship caliber as the young guys develop…that said, if Colbert is looking for on the field impact from either of these players…I need to ratchet my expectations down a notch….both were great players, but it’s time to turn the page.

  • Brendon Glad

    It’s nice they are still available. I’d be pretty surprised, based on the Steelers recent injury history, if we won’t be hoping at least one of them is available around mid november.

  • Brendon Glad

    And I think that even though both men have balked at playing for the minimum…I’d be willing to bet that about 95% of that has to do with training camp…take that out and I have a feeling they would be far easier to convince of playing for the min.