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Steelers set to face new Bengal Harrison on Monday night

The Canadian Press

9/12/2013 1:34:49 PM

PITTSBURGH -- The Pittsburgh Steelers spent a decade watching linebacker James Harrison wreak his own unique brand of havoc on an opponent's backfield.

Now the Steelers will get a chance to see how the other half lives.

Harrison signed with the Cincinnati Bengals in the off-season and will face his former team on Monday night. The five-time Pro Bowler says it is just another game on the schedule, but his old teammates know there will be more on the line.

Safety Troy Polamalu says the 35-year-old Harrison is "still a great player." The Bengals hope he can provide veteran leadership to a defence that is among the best in the league.

Harrison recorded one tackle in Cincinnati's opening loss to Chicago. He says he's still learning to fit in with the Bengals.