James Harrison agrees to deal with Bengals


Former Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Harrison has agreed to a deal with the Cincinnati Bengals.

Talks between the Bengals and Harrison reportedly hit a snag but coach Marvin Lewis remained hopeful a deal would get worked out before April’s draft.

“I think both sides would like to get something concluded. I think it will happen shortly at some point here,” Lewis said, via the team’s official website. “Not long. Because I think everybody realizes when we go into the draft, then it becomes different situations.”

Harrison, 34, was released by the Steelers March 9 after he refused to take a pay cut.  He was due to make $6.57 million in 2013.

Last season, Harrison recorded 49 tackles, six sacks and two forced fumbles in 12 games for the Steelers.


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