Former Steelers linebacker James Harrison retires from NFL

Annette Crawford
April 16, 2018

The five-time Pro Bowler announced his retirement on Instagram Monday morning, ending his 15-year career in which he spent most of his time with the Steelers.

Harrison, who signed with the New England Patriots on December 26 after he was released by the Pittsburgh Steelers, had said in the week leading up to Super Bowl LII that he hoped to play another season or two.

The Patriots and Harrison had been in contact earlier this offseason about a possible return, but those talks never materialized into a new contract.

Linebacker James Harrison, who turns 40 on May 4, has chose to retire from the National Football League after 15 seasons.


The Steelers released him late in the season to make room for offensive tackle Marcus Gilbert, who was being activated from a suspension.

Don't expect James Harrison at New England Patriots training camp this summer.

He also was the 2008 AP Defensive Player of the Year in helping lead the Steelers to a Super Bowl victory.

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