Although a pube away from finalizing a pact last weekend, the four-time All-Pro and five-time Pro Bowler apparently wants to be compensated like a young Lawrence Taylor.
Harrison, who has amassed 617 tackles, 64 sacks, five interceptions and 29 forced fumbles over 131 contests, needs to sacrifice because the Bengals are his only known suitors.
Similarly, considering the 6-foot, 242 pound Harrison makes perfect sense to bolster their toothless front seven, Cincinnati shouldn’t shutdown talks with the graying badass.
Despite going 10-6 and qualifying for the playoffs in consecutive campaigns for the first time since 1982, the Bengals’ mediocre defense yielded 24.4 points per game last autumn.
Still a menacing presence on the gridiron, Harrison would toughen Cincinnati and help the historically inept franchise reach the postseason for the fourth time in the past five seasons in 2013.
For a relatively cheap, one-year deal, James Harrison and the Bengals should find a way to partner in “The Queen City.”by