Harrison (knee) has been ruled out for Sunday's game, Chris Adamski of the Tribuen Review reports. Harrison didn't practice all week, so this news doesn't come as much of a surprise. The 37-year-old will miss his first game of the season, but with the Steelers slated for a bye next week, Harrison will have plenty of time to recuperate for the next matchup against the Seahawks in Week 12.
Harrison totaled four tackles (three solo) including a sack in Pittsburgh's 25-13 win over Arizona on Sunday. The sack was his second of the season, and he'll look to add to that total in Week 7 against Kansas City, which has already allowed 24 sacks this season.
Steelers linebacker James Harrison (thumb) is active for Thursday's game against the Ravens, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports. Listed as probable, Harrison never seemed to be in much danger of missing the game. He'll provide depth at outside linebacker behind starters Jarvis Jones and Arthur Moats.
Steelers linebacker James Harrison came out of retirement last year and played surprisingly well, and this year, he'll be part of a young linebacker corps eager to prove itself. Harrison will step into a reduced role, but he's still ready to make an impact, per the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. Harrison had 5 1/2 sacks last season and at 37, he isn't getting younger, so the Steelers are planning to keep him limited to 15-20 plays per game. But don't expect Harrison to ease into retirement. "Nobody wants to be in a backup role," Harrison said. "If that's your mentality, then you're not in the right sport. Everybody wants to start, but we all have roles to play. I think I can play more than 25 snaps a game when I'm 50."
With Steelers linebacker James Harrison about to enter his 13th NFL season, Harrison knows his time in the league may be ending soon, reports the team's official website. "It's a young man's game," he said. "You can't play it forever. You have to be grateful for the time that you get and move on from there." Harrison briefly retired after the 2013 season before returning to play in 2014. He said he has come to realize that change is a constant in the NFL. "Each year is a new era because you have a new set of guys," Harrison said. "No defense comes in with the same group of guys year in and year out from every position. I think each year is a new group, new era."