May 22, 2012; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Harrison (92) stretches during organized team activities at the Steelers training facility. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-US PRESSWIRE

James Harrison Not Expected To Play In Steelers-Raiders Game

James Harrison will likely miss the Steelers Week 3 game against the Raiders.

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Steelers stars should return in Week 5

Steelers' defensive veterans James Harrison and Troy Polamalu should return Sunday.

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James Harrison Out For Steelers-Broncos, According To Report

Pittsburgh Steelers Pro Bowl linebacker James Harrison will not play on Sunday night in the team's Week 1 matchup against Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos, and he will be replaced in the lineup by LB Chris Carter, according to a report from Gerry Dulac of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Harrison underwent arthroscopic knee surgery on his left knee back on Aug. 15 and he has been working hard to prepare for the regular season opener, but some recent setbacks seem to have derailed his hopes of an immediate return. Harrison missed practice for the second consecutive day on Friday and apparently he will not play in the opener -- the team has not officially listed Harrison's status for the game as of Friday afternoon.

Peyton Manning and the new-look Broncos offense will no doubt be relieved to miss out on Harrison in the prime time matchup on Sunday night. The two teams will kick off the 2012 NFL season at 8:20 p.m. ET at Sports Authority Field at Mile High in Denver.

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James Harrison Says He'll Be Ready For Steelers Season Opener

Questions have been raised about the fitness of Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Harrison to play in his team's season opener, Sept. 9, against the Denver Broncos. But according to the horses' mouth, he'll be ready.

Harrison, who underwent arthroscopic surgery knee surgery last week and hasn't seen the practice field during training camp, says he just needs a few days of practice to be set to play. However, it's still unclear when the five-time Pro Bowler will be able to return to the field after suffering the setback a week ago.

If the 34-year-old cannot go in the season opener, it does leave a big hole to fill for the Steelers defense, which will look for Chris Carter to fill the void.

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James Harrison Has Knee Surgery On Wednesday

Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Harrison received some good news about his injured knee Wednesday. His small surgery to reduce swelling in it "went well" a source told Pittsburgh Post-Gazette's Ed Bouchette. The news comes almost 24 hours after it was reported Harrison may need an arthroscopic procedure to clean out the knee.

As of Wednesday, Harrison was on the Steelers preseason PUP list and wasn't participating in training camp. Before the surgery, Harrison's agent said he expected his client to be on the field for his team's first regular season game, Sept. 9 against the Denver Broncos.

However, with news of a surgery the Steelers could be forced to wait longer for their pass-rushing linebacker and might be put in a situation where they could possible cut him to save about $5.6 million.

From 2007-10, Harrison, who's now 30-years-old, missed only one game.

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