James Harrison September 2014

The Pittsburgh Steelers are depleted at the linebacker position, and they will reportedly call on a former star to fill the void.

According to reports, James Harrison will end his brief retirement to return to the team, which hopefully happens soon enough so the Steeler's can continue their home game streaks. They've been 5-3 in back-to-back years.

From Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:


Harrison then made the official announcement on his Twitter page:


The tweet links to a video Harrison posted on Instagram. There, he asks his children if he could come out of retirement and rejoin the Steelers. His kids said yes.

Take a look:

I'll give it one more year!

Steelers rookie inside linebacker Ryan Shazier left Sunday night’s 37-19 victory over the Carolina Panthers early in the third quarter. He suffered a knee injury and did not return afterwards. Shazier has a sprained MCL and is likely to be out for some time.

That was no the only injury to the team, though. Second-year outside linebacker Jarvis Jones suffered a wrist injury in the game, too. Jones was placed on injured-reserve with a designation to return after having wrist surgery.

For his 10-year NFL career, the 36-year-old Harrison has spent all but one season with the Steelers franchise. In 2013, he played with the AFC North rival Cincinnati Bengals, totaling 30 tackles and two sacks in 15 games played.

His best year with Pittsburgh came in 2008, when he had 101 tackles and 16 sacks. Harrison also won the Defensive Player of the Year award. To top it all off, he finished it off with a Super Bowl win, which included an interception return for a touchdown in the victory.

Steelers fans and all football fans alike will look forward to Harrison's return to the gridiron!


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