We don’t yet know for sure whether James Harrison will return to his familiar Outside Linebacker position this Sunday afternoon at Heinz Field. Whether it’s this week or next week or the week after, his importance to the team is not something that you can over look.
We Steeler fans know all too well what happens when one or both of the bookend pass rushers are out of the game for any length of time. The pressure on opposing offenses goes up considerably when both are active, and is equally as noticeable when they’re missing.
Harrison did not practice on Wednesday but was seen running on the sidelines. Remember, Mike Tomlin never put a timetable on Deebo to return to full practice, rather stating things like “working out”. Those are two completely different situations.
Harrison talked with Steelers reporter Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post Gazette, who tweeted out Thursday that Deebo told him that he plans to play on Sunday. Now, Harrison is normally one who’s pretty optimistic ab...