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Oct 20, 2013; Detroit, MI, USA; Cincinnati Bengals outside linebacker James Harrison (92) during the game against the Detroit Lions at Ford Field. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

James Harrison released by Cincinnati Bengals

The tenure for James Harrison with the Cincinnati Bengals didn’t last very long as the club and the outside linebacker are parting ways after one season after Harrison said goodbye to Bengals fans via his twitter account on Thursday afternoon.

The 2008 NFL Defensive Player of the Year started appeared in 15 games for the club last year, making 10 starts, but his production was a far cry from his time with the Pittsburgh Steelers when he was one of the most feared players in the entire league.

Harrison had only two sacks last season in a reduced role and considering he turns 36 in May, it’s possible he has played his last game in the NFL.

Perhaps the Steelers consider signing him to a one-year deal at the minimum salary after they released LaMarr Woodley earlier this week to see if he has any gas left in the tank, but like most teams around the league, they may decide its best to invest in a player 10 years younger in the draft.

Tags: 2014 NFL Free Agency Cincinnati Bengals James Harrison

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