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James Harrison ends retirement and returns to Steelers team in need of help at linebacker

FILE - In this Dec. 27, 2009, file photo, Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Harrison (92) rushes against the Baltimore Ravens during an NFL football game in Pittsburgh. Harrison is itching to get back to work. The commute could be an easy one. The five-time Pro Bowl linebacker posted a thinly veiled message via Instagram on Monday night that hinted at an imminent return to the Pittsburgh Steelers.  (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic, File)

FILE - In this Dec. 27, 2009, file photo, Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Harrison (92) rushes against the Baltimore Ravens during an NFL football game in Pittsburgh. Harrison is itching to get back to work. The commute could be an easy one. The five-time Pro Bowl linebacker posted a thinly veiled message via Instagram on Monday night that hinted at an imminent return to the Pittsburgh Steelers. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic, File)  (The Associated Press)

So much for James Harrison's retirement.

The Pittsburgh Steelers are bringing back the volatile five-time Pro Bowler to bring a veteran presence to a depleted linebacker group.

The 36-year-old posted a picture on Twitter on Tuesday morning, writing done deal next to a photo of him signing a contract.

Harrison retired as a member of the Steelers less than three weeks ago after spending the 2013 season with the Cincinnati Bengals. He cited the need to be close to his sons. Playing for the Steelers takes care of that problem. Harrison lives in a northern suburb.

The Steelers need pass rushing help after losing linebackers Ryan Shazier and Jarvis Jones to injury in Sunday night's win over Carolina.

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