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Ex-NFL GM Casserly: Max Starks Might Sign Before James Harrison Does

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PITTSBURGH (93-7 The Fan) – As the NFL Draft approaches, NFL Network analyst Charley Casserly joins Ron Cook on Sportsradio 93-7 The Fan.

The former NFL general manager shares his thoughts on James Harrison’s situation, as talks between Harrison and the Cincinnati Bengals appear to have stalled.

“He’s not the same player he was,” Casserly says. “Clearly, he misread the market. I didn’t think there would be any market for him. You gotta look at his age, and where he was last year, he’s only 3-4 outside linebacker so that eliminates half the teams right there. He had a home with the Steelers, and he misread that.

“Max Starks may have a better chance of getting signed than James Harrison, because of [the value of] the offensive tackle position versus the outside linebacker position. Even though Harrison is probably a better player at this time, Max might get signed first,” he added.

Casserly also breaks down the Steelers’ needs, matches them with the strengths of the players available in this year’s draft, and takes a closer look at NFL Draft prospects Jarvis Jones, Cordarelle Patterson, Tyler Eiffert, Tavon Austin and Geno Smith.


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