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James Harrison before the start of the 2011 AFC Wildcard Playoff game against the Denver Broncos. (Ron Chenoy-US PRESSWIRE)

Steelers' James Harrison Reportedly Out Against Broncos

Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Harrison is reportedly out for Sunday’s contest against the Denver Broncos, according to Gerry Dulac of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazetter

Harrison was limited in practice Wednesday, and did not participate Thursday or Friday. The nine year veteran had knee surgery last month and isn’t quite ready to make his return. In fact, he said that if the game were today, he would not be able to play.

Even though Harrison co-led the team in sacks last year with 9, the Broncos’ game plan won’t change much.

“We’re prepared for whoever they line up at outside linebacker to his side, and we’ll go from there,” head coach John Fox said after Friday’s practice.

Replacing Harrison will be Chris Carter. Carter now has the honors of rushing Manning’s blind side.

The Broncos only have one guy listed on their injury report. Guard Chris Kuper will be out another three weeks as he heals from a broken left arm.

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