James Harrison was a valuable addition to the New England Patriots last year after being released by the Pittsburgh Steelers. Following the team’s loss in Super Bowl LII, it was reported that Harrison had a “reasonable chance” to return to New England as a free agent in 2018.

Now, according to Kevin Duffy of Mass Live, the two sides have begun discussions about a possible return. As Duffy notes in his report, New England isn’t in great shape financially and needs to find bargains on defense, especially if it has any hope of re-signing free agent left tackle Nate Solder.

Harrison would be a cheap option and proved last season that he’s still got gas left in the tank at the age of 39. He has stated recently that he wants to play a couple more seasons in the NFL, and based on the way he has kept up his body (like this) nobody should doubt he’s capable of doing it.

Jesse Reed
Managing Editor at Sportsnaut. Featured on Yardbarker and MSN.com, and formerly was a breaking news writer/NFL analyst for Bleacher Report.