In the next installment of the Saturday morning top 10, we bring back an older post. Originally inspired by James Harrison joining the New England Patriots, this top 10 list looks at Steelers players who finished out their careers elsewhere.
10. Mike Merriweather – Probably one of the more underrated of the great Steelers linebackers. Merriweather started all but one game over four seasons with the Minnesota Vikings.
9. Levon Kirkland – One of my favorite Steelers linebackers of all time. He played inside linebacker at 270lbs (that may be on the light side). He went on to play in both Seattle and Philadelphia.8. Plaxico Burress – Burress is a wide receiver who never quite fulfilled his immense potential in Pittsburgh. Burriss’ off the field issues finally caught up with him in New York.7. Greg Lloyd – Lloyd was one of the most feared linebackers in Steelers history. He was a major factor in those great 90’s defenses. Lloyd finished his career with the Carolina Panthers.6. Santonio Holmes – Holmes off the field issues got him traded to the New York Jets. On the field his talent was undeniable. Who could forget his Super Bowl MVP performance against the Cardinals.5. Kevin Greene – Yet another great 90’s linebacker who finished up somewhere else. Like Greg Lloyd, Greene also ended up in Carolina4. Rod Woodson – The best cornerback in Steelers history went on to play seven more seasons with 3 different teams. Most noticeably of all were his years with the arch-rival Baltimore Ravens.3. Mike Webster – Many people forget the anchor of the 4 time Super Bowl champion Steelers offensive line went on to play two seasons in Kansas City. If ever there was a player who should’ve finished his career in Pittsburgh, it was him.2. Franco Harris – Even I had forgotten Harris had played one season for the Seahawks. Really bizarre seeing him in that uniform.
- James Harrison – Finally, we come to the most recent and most controversial of them all. James Harrison basically shot his way out of Pittsburgh. It was a sad way for one of the great Steelers linebackers careers to end.