We have seen players leave the Pittsburgh Steelers and before long they are itching to come back. That is a trend that seemingly continues today, at least according to current Steelers cornerback Ike Taylor.
While both players are free agents and the Steelers may make some sense for both guys, at the end of the day it is a terrible idea.
Harrison refused a pay cut prior to last season and signed with the Cincinnati Bengals where he wasn’t very effective and was released. While many fans would love to have Harrison back, he wasn’t great his last couple of seasons in Pittsburgh and isn’t getting any younger. He’s an injury risk and it is extremely doubtful how much he could help this current team.
The same can be said for Holmes, who was traded from the Steelers to the New York Jets in 2010 after allegations of a failed recreational drug test.
It is nice to see that veterans like Harrison and Holmes enjoyed their time in Pittsburgh and would want to return, but the Steelers need to do what they did the first time around and move on from both players.