Sport Former Steelers standout LB James Harrison retires

15:26  16 april  2018
15:26  16 april  2018 Source:   Sporting News

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After visiting the Arizona Cardinals this week, former Steelers linebacker James Harrison has decided to retire from the NFL. All told, Harrison made five Pro Bowls and was named All-Pro twice, not a bad resume for a linebacker who repeatedly released by the Steelers early on in his career.

Former Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Harrison announced last weekend that he is retiring and on Friday he will address the media in an afternoon press conference that will be streamed live on steelers .com.

Longtime Steelers standout linebacker James Harrison, who'll turn 40 on May 4, announced his retirement via social media early Monday.

"I've missed way too much for way too long ... and I'm done," Harrison wrote in part on Instagram with a montage of photos of his kids and a telling hashtag: #2ndAndFinalRetirement.

I've missed way too much for way too long...and I'm done. Many thanks to my family, coaches, the fans, and everyone who played a role in my football life. #2ndAndFinalRetirement #HarrisonFamilyValues #BlessedAndHighlyFavored #GodsPlan

A post shared by James Harrison (@jhharrison92) on Apr 16, 2018 at 4:13am PDT

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The New England Patriots are signing former Pittsburgh Steelers outside linebacker James Harrison , according to a Tuesday evening report by Field Yates of ESPN. Former Steelers ' LB James Harrison is signing with the New England Patriots, per @FieldYates.

Former Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Harrison is signing with the New England Patriots, according to ESPN's Field Yates. Last week, Harrison was released by the Steelers in order to make room on the roster for right tackle Marcus Gilbert.

James Harrison wearing a uniform© (Getty Images) James Harrison

He previously announced his retirement four years ago, only to return.

An undrafted free agent out of college, Harrison signed with the Steelers in 2002 and began to make in impact in 2004, eventually ending up playing 14 of his 15 NFL seasons with Pittsburgh, twice earning first-team All-Pro honors and being named to the Pro Bowl five times in consecutive seasons from 2007-11.

He also was the 2008 AP Defensive Player of the Year in helping lead the Steelers to a Super Bowl victory. He was a part of the Steelers' Super Bowl winning team following the 2005 season, as well.

He finishes his career with 84 1/2 sacks, 34 forced fumbles and eight interceptions to go along with 573 tackles and 222 assists.

Harrison played one season, 2013, with the Bengals and one game in 2017 with the Patriots after being released by Pittsburgh in late December.

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