Steelers sign LB James Harrison as LB Jarvis Jones goes on the Reserve/Injured List

By Anthony Caruso III
Posted: September 23rd, 2014 at 12:18 pm EST

Earlier today, the Pittsburgh Steelers signed free agent linebacker James Harrison, who announced his retirement weeks ago. The former Steel Curtain leader returns, as the team places linebacker Jarvis Jones on the Reserve/Injured list.

Jones is eligible to return to practice with the team once he spends at least eight weeks on the Reserve/Injured list. He suffered an injury this past Sunday in the Steelers loss to the Carolina Panthers on Sunday Night Football on NBC.

James Harrison (Getty Images)

James Harrison (Getty Images)

He started the first three games, before his injury and had 14 tackles, including seven solo tackles. He also has 2.0 sacks and a forced fumble.

Harrison signed a one-day contract with the Steelers on September 5th, starts his 12th season in the NFL. He has been with the Steelers for 11 of those season, except for last season when he played with the Cincinnati Bengals.

The undrafted free agent has appeared in 131 games, including 95 starts. He went to five straight Pro Bowl selections (2007-2011) with the Steelers. He guided the defense to two Super Bowl Championships (XL and XLIII) in his popular No. 92 jersey in three Super Bowl appearances.

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