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07:51 AM ET 04.17 | Not so fast? Pump the brakes on the lovefest between free-agent linebacker James Harrison and the Cincinnati Bengals. Harrison met with the Bengals on Monday to hammer out a contract, but talks have hit a snag. "It's not going well," a source informed of the process told NFL.com's Ian Rapoport. Asked by Rapoport to characterize the most recent discussions, the source added, "Doesn't look real good." ... It no longer seems inevitable, though, that Harrison will have the chance to take out his hatred on the Pittsburgh Steelers in 2013. If Harrison's demands are too high, the Bengals could opt for Plan B. Former Miami Dolphins linebacker Karlos Dansby still is available after visiting Cincinnati last week.

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April 17, 2013  08:04 AM ET

Oh no!

April 17, 2013  08:14 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Oh no!

What? You mean all the time we spent on this thread yesterday was wasted?

Oh, the humanity.

April 17, 2013  08:20 AM ET

Based on what they said..he'll sign tomorrow.

April 17, 2013  08:29 AM ET

Me thinks Harrison is the ultimate nickel and dimer...

April 17, 2013  08:44 AM ET

Unless someone else is offering more ( not going to happen), then the man needs some honest counseling. Every day he is worth less, not more.

April 17, 2013  08:59 AM ET

"I don't feel the need to sign, actually," Harrison told NFL.com's Ian Rapoport. "I don't feel like it's that big a deal to me."

Harrison doesn't believe the contract offer is all that special, saying if the Bengals don't sign him, "He [Brown] will just sign Dansby instead."

(fabricated, but it sounds like Harrison, right?)

April 17, 2013  09:33 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

I don't feel the need to sign, actually," Harrison told NFL.com's Ian Rapoport. "I don't feel like it's that big a deal to me."Harrison doesn't believe the contract offer is all that special, saying if the Bengals don't sign him, "He [Brown] will just sign Dansby instead."(fabricated, but it sounds like Harrison, right?)

there's quite of cincy fans looking forward toohaving Harrison as a bengal.

But he was dealing with Mike Brown,so in other words,[just like alot of other FAs that came here],just too personaly get insulted by the Team's owner.

and more than a few didn't care about trying out.as the result is almost always negative.

April 17, 2013  10:06 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

there's quite of cincy fans looking forward toohaving Harrison as a bengal.But he was dealing with Mike Brown,so in other words,[just like alot of other FAs that came here],just too personaly get insulted by the Team's owner.and more than a few didn't care about trying out.as the result is almost always negative.

Times have changed in Cincy, FA actually do want to come here and play. This is a money issue with Harrison demanding more then the Bengals want to give a 35 yr old LB. The Bengals have a very good group of young players on Defense that they need to give contract x-tensions to Michael Johnson,Carlos Dunlap,Geno Atkins, and Vontaze Burfict is also going to have to be addressed.

If I was running the Bengals I would be doing the same thing - worry about keeping the young players instead of giving Harrison alot of cash, he is getting up there in age, and if you can't get a deal with him, look at filling the spot thru the draft or even Dansby if you have to, afterall they already have a very good Defense and he is not going to make them or break them.

April 17, 2013  10:34 AM ET

Harrison wanting "revenge" on a team for cutting him for not taking a 30% pay cut should tell you all you need to know about him.

April 17, 2013  10:44 AM ET

Harrison is a game changing penalty just waiting to happen. At his age and with his history, the Steelers were smart to let him go. I wouldn't sign this guy for the league minimum.

April 17, 2013  11:50 AM ET

RIP, Pat Summerall. You were the best.

April 17, 2013  03:17 PM ET

I like Dansby better... Sign him.

April 17, 2013  03:18 PM ET

I like Dansby better, sign him instead.....

 
April 18, 2013  09:34 AM ET

Harrison USED TO be a beast on D! At his age, he should feel lucky that any team is still interested in a guy who can't play four quarters without long breaks in between. He didn't deserve starter money anymore. Take the pay cut Jimmy!

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