Why does the Steelers have no plan to trade linebacker James Harrison?

A few weeks ago, I wrote that the Steelers could use the cap space in free agency to address their defensive line needs.

They are one of the worst defensive lines in the NFL, and they’re expected to be one of last years top picks in the draft.

That’s an awful lot of money for the Steelers to be in the hole for.

I also wrote that Pittsburgh’s defensive line is not an area where they’ll be looking for a franchise quarterback.

That was before a few days ago, when they signed free agent defensive end James Harrison. 

Harrison was a good fit in Pittsburgh, but he has to be on the roster.

The Steelers were one of only two teams to not trade for a player who was a Pro Bowl caliber player. 

When the team announced that Harrison would sign with them, they said that it would be the first time that a team had given up on a first round draft pick.

This year, it looks like they will have to make a few more trades in order to get Harrison on the field.

The team is trying to get a pass rush, and Harrison’s best bet is to join the likes of Khalil Mack and Michael Bennett on the outside.

He’s a great pass rusher, but when you have an average rusher, you’re better off using your first round pick on a player like Justin Houston. 

Houston is coming off an impressive performance against the Steelers, but Harrison has been inconsistent.

Houston is a good player, but if you want to play with a young and raw offensive line, Harrison isn’t a good option. 

Bennett is a different story.

He was drafted by the Steelers in the first round, and he has been fantastic for them in his rookie year.

However, it was the preseason that led to Bennett being benched.

He has yet to play a snap in a game.

He did start for the Raiders this season, but that didn’t help his case to be traded.

It’s not like the Steelers are desperate for a pass rusher at this point. 

The Steelers don’t have much cap room to move Harrison, but they have some other holes they can fill.

They need to add some help on the interior of the line, but at this time, the team is likely looking to trade for someone that could help the team on the defensive line. 

There’s no guarantee that the Pittsburgh Steelers will be able to move James Harrison, so the Steelers will have no choice but to use their cap space to make moves.

Harrison will make $4.8 million next season, and the Steelers might want to add a second round pick or two to help with their cap situation.

Harrison has a good skill set and has been a big part of the Steelers defense this season.

They can add some veteran presence at the position, and there’s still plenty of room to improve in the trenches. 

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