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Depleted Steelers sign linebacker James Harrison after talk on domestic violence

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PITTSBURGH (AP) — So much for James Harrison’s retirement. The Pittsburgh Steelers are bringing back the volatile five-time Pro Bowler to add a veteran presence to a depleted linebacker group.

Steelers coach Mike Tomlin spoke to the 36-year-old Harrison about the “climate change” around domestic violence before re-signing him.

Harrison was arrested in 2008 on assault and criminal mischief charges following an altercation with his then-girlfriend. The charges were dropped after Harrison completed anger management classes. He was not suspended by the team.

The Steelers need pass rushing help after losing linebackers Ryan Shazier and Jarvis Jones to injury in Sunday night’s win

 

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