Sep 16, 2013; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Cincinnati Bengals outside linebacker James Harrison (92) walks off the field after defeating the Pittsburgh Steelers 20-10 at Paul Brown Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

Marvin Lewis wishes Bengals used James Harrison more

After being released by the Pittsburgh Steelers one year ago, veteran linebacker James Harrison signed a deal with the Cincinnati Bengals. Harrison was once again released as a cap casualty in 2014, and he will once again be looking for a new home.

Harrison had one of the least productive seasons of his career in 2013, but Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis took some blame for that lack of production and admitted he wished the team used Harrison more.

“I wish we could have got him on the field more often. I feel bad about (that),” Lewis told Alex Marvez and Adam Caplan on Sirius XM NFL Radio. “I thought we’d have an opportunity to really get him out there more often but the way offense dictated to us, we didn’t get that chance very often.

“James was a tremendous role model and example of how you play the game. He’s a great man. He did a great job for us this last year. He really helped us immensely, helped us win the division. He made critical plays at critical moments.”

Now that he is once again a free agent, Harrison is hoping that he can re-sign with the Steelers.

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