Former Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Harrison has agreed to a deal with the Cincinnati Bengals.
Bengals and former Steelers LB James Harrison agreed to two-year deal. It was, in word of one source, a “process.”
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) April 19, 2013
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.
Whodey!!!!!!!!!!! Hello Cincinnati!!!!
— James Harrison (@jharrison9292) April 19, 2013