Veteran LB visits Steelers
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Linebacker Napoleon Harris, a first-round draft choice in 2002, spent today visiting the Steelers as an unrestricted free agent from the Minnesota Vikings.
Harris' visit came three days after the Steelers released starting inside linebacker Larry Foote at his request. Foote signed a one-year contract with the Detroit Lions on Wednesday.
Harris, 30, played for Mike Tomlin when he was Minnesota's defensive coordinator in 2006.
The Oakland Raiders drafted Harris of Northwestern in the first round in 2002, then traded him to Minnesota in 2005 as part of a deal that sent receiver Randy Moss to Oakland from the Vikings. Harris signed as a free agent with Kansas City in 2007 and returned to Minnesota last season.
He had his best season under Tomlin in Minnesota in 2006 when he started 14 games, had 2.5 sacks and three interceptions, after his 2005 season was curtailed by a knee injury.
Harris has started 73 games in his seven seasons.
First Published May 7, 2009 2:15 pm