James Harrison RUMORS & NEWS

  • James Harrison rejected Pats' offer to return for 2018 season

    247 Sports "James Harrison decided that being at home with his sons was more important than returning to the Patriots for the 2018 season. In an interview with Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Harrison said that New England did offer him the opportunity to play for the Patriots next season..." April 19

  • James Harrison Announces Retirement

    SI "Veteran linebacker James Harrison announced his retirement on Monday. Harrison, 39, played 16 years in the NFL with the New England Patriots, Pittsburgh Steelers and the Cincinnati Bengals. He is the Steelers' all-time sack leader. “I’ve missed way too much for way too long,” Harrison said..." April 16

  • James Harrison wants to play, hopes to sign somewhere after draft

    Pro Football Talk "The oldest defensive player in the NFL isn’t ready to hang up the cleats yet. James Harrison, the outside linebacker who ended last season with the Patriots, is planning to keep playing and looking to sign with a team that needs a player like him after the draft, according to Jeremy Fowler of..." April 05

  • James Harrison won't return to Steelers, Pats still an option

    247 Sports "James Harrison's time with the Pittsburgh Steelers is officially in the rearview mirror. On Wednesday, ESPN's Jeremy Fowler provided an update on Harrison, who is still a free agent nearly a month after the start of free agency. Harrison was granted his release from the Steelers after barely..." April 04

  • James Harrison, not ready for retirement, wants to play in 2018

    Boston "Perhaps the daily workout videos posted on social media were a clue, but James Harrison isn’t ready for retirement. The veteran linebacker, set to be a free agent when the league year begins at 4 p.m., wants to keep playing football in 2018, according to a league source. The Patriots know this..." March 14

  • Patriots, James Harrison have discussed possible return in 2018

    Mass Live "The Patriots have been in contact with free agent James Harrison regarding a possible return to New England, according to a source. The 39-year-old Harrison, who was released by the Steelers in late December, caught on in New England and quickly established a role. He was on the field for 90..." March 13

  • Should Patriots bring back James Harrison?

    Fanrag Sports "What a difference a year makes. When the New England Patriots mounted the greatest comeback in Super Bowl history against the Atlanta Falcons, they relied on a solid group of veteran edge rushers: Rob Ninkovich, Chris Long and Jabaal Sheard. Throw in a healthy Dont’a Hightower, and the Patriots..." February 21

  • Patriots Rumors: Could James Harrison Return To New England?

    NESN "Will James Harrison go down in New England Patriots lore as another Junior Seau, or will he be one and done like Steven Jackson? The Patriots have that question to answer this offseason since the soon-to-be 40-year-old is hitting free agency next month. Seau initially signed with the..." February 20

  • Per source, ‘reasonable chance’ James Harrison back with Patriots

    Pro Football Talk "When James Harrison was cut by the Steelers and cleared waivers in December, it was reasonable to think he might have hit the end of the road: At 39 years old, could he really have much left? It turned out that he had enough left that the Patriots picked him up and not only played him, but made..." February 18

  • Pats' James Harrison: 'I maybe want to play a year at 40, maybe 41'

    ESPN "The Patriots' playoff theme this year is "Not Done" and that also applies to how veteran outside linebacker James Harrison views where he is at this point in his career. "I maybe want to play a year at 40, maybe 41," he told me this week. Harrison, 39, has shown that he's still productive..." January 28

  • James Harrison Won’t Watch The Steelers Play The Jaguars

    NESN "New England Patriots outside linebacker James Harrison won’t be watching Sunday afternoon’s divisional-round matchup between the Jacksonville Jaguars and Pittsburgh Steelers. You might assume that has something to do with his feelings about his former team, the Steelers. You know what they say..." January 14

  • Patriots were only team to offer James Harrison a contract

    Boston Herald "James Harrison the Patriot is already starkly different than James Harrison the Steeler. Once outspoken, which was befitting of the Steelers’ culture, Harrison was concise, reserved and even dismissive Friday when he fielded 16 questions in two minutes for the first time in his young Patriots..." December 30

  • Harrison asked for release after Week 1: 'I'm not mad, it's a business'

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Former Steelers linebacker James Harrison said Wednesday he asked the Steelers on three separate occasions to release him, including at the beginning of the season and after the loss to the New England Patriots 10 days ago, when it became apparent he wasn’t going to play as much as he was..." December 28

  • Former Steelers LB James Harrison Signs With Patriots

    SI "Former Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Harrison is signing with the New England Patriots, according to ESPN's Field Yates. Harrison visited Gillette Stadium on Tuesday morning. Last week, Harrison was released by the Steelers in order to make room on the roster for right tackle Marcus..." December 26

  • Mike Tomlin “not speculating” about James Harrison return

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "While celebrating a 34-6 win over the Houston Texans, the Steelers included injured linebacker Ryan Shazier on a FaceTime locker-room video just like they did two weeks earlier after a win over the Baltimore Ravens. This time, Shazier wasn't the only veteran player in the team's..." December 26

  • No waiver claims for James Harrison

    Pro Football Talk "Linebacker James Harrison is officially a free agent. Waived on Saturday by the Steelers, Harrison went unclaimed on waivers, via Adam Schefter of ESPN. Any team could have claimed Harrison’s contract, with the player ultimately being awarded based on priority driven by the reverse priority..." December 25

  • Steelers release James Harrison

    Steelers "The Steelers activated offensive tackle Marcus Gilbert from the Reserve/Suspended by Commissioner List to the active roster, it was announced today. To make room on the roster, the Steelers released linebacker James Harrison. Harrison, the team’s all-time sack leader with 80.5, originally..." December 23

  • Harrison regrets re-signing with Steelers amid diminished role

    Pro Football Talk "Veteran linebacker James Harrison has barely played for the Steelers this season, getting on the field for just 29 snaps. He’s not happy about that. Harrison told Michele Tafoya of NBC that if he had known he wasn’t going to play much this season, he would not have signed with the..." December 09

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