BREAKING: Patriots Expected To Sign Former Steelers LB James Harrison

The rivalry between the two best teams in the AFC has added another layer of intrigue.

According to ESPN's Field Yates, former Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Harrison is set to sign the New England Patriots for the postseason.

Pittsburgh released the 39-year-old Harrison, who had been frustrated with his lack of playing time this season, on Saturday in order to make room for the for the return of right tackle Marcus Gilbert.

After clearing waivers on Monday, Harrison became an unrestricted free agent and visited the Patriots today.

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New England has needed an upgrade to their pass rush, which Harrison - the Steelers' all-time sack leader - should provide immediately. It's unclear if he will play in Sunday's regular-season finale against the New York Jets or if he will make his debut for the Patriots in the playoffs.

Harrison has only appeared in five games this season, recording three tackles with one sack in limited snaps in those appearances.

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