James Harrison visits Cincinnati Bengals

Former Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Harrison is meeting with the linebacker-needy Cincinnati Bengals on Thursday, a league source told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter.

The Bengals hosted former Miami Dolphins linebacker Karlos Dansby for a visit Wednesday. The Bengals have a need at outside linebacker as 2012 starter Manny Lawson signed with the Buffalo Bills this offseason.

The 34-year-old Harrison, who was set to make $6.57 million in 2013, was released by the Steelers last month after refusing to take a pay cut. His agent said his client would be open to a return to the Steelers but the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported that the team is not interested in a reunion.