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Report: Talks Between Cincinnati Bengals and James Harrison Are "Not Going Well"

Sean ODonnellContributor IIIApril 16, 2013

As reported by Mike Garafolo of USA Today, talks between the Cincinnati Bengals and linebacker James Harrison are "not going well", according to a source with knowledge of the situation.

The sides apparently are not locked in a stalemate just yet, but this comes as a huge shock when only yesterday it appeared that this was practically a done deal.

Pro Football Talk elaborated on the issue by adding that the Bengals have most of the leverage in this situation after a virtual non-existent market for Harrison, and the Bengals continuing to consider Karlos Dansby as an alternate option.

Bleacher Report's own Chris Roling agreed and posted this comment on Twitter:

Pro Football Central tweeted more insight into the situation:

Clearly, there is mutual interest between these two parties at the moment. Harrison would love to get back into the AFC North and prove to the Pittsburgh Steelers that they were wrong in cutting him.

The Bengals severely lack an explosive and experienced linebacker corps and would welcome Harrison as a huge improvement to that area of the defense.

There is still a chance that a deal inevitably gets worked out, but this is certainly not a good indication of things to come.

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