NFL Veteran James Harrison Announces He's Retiring

Annette Crawford
April 16, 2018

Harrison will be most commonly remembered for his exploits as part of the Pittsburgh Steelers, even though he ended his career with the New England Patriots.

He took to Instagram to make the announcement on Monday morning, posting a collage of photos of his children with the caption "I've missed way too much for way too long.and I'm done".

Harrison, who will turn 40 in May, spent most of his career as the linebacker for the Pittsburgh Steelers before signing with the New England Patriots on 26 December, 2017. Harrison indicated during the playoffs he thought he had another year in him, but it appears he's changed his mind.


Known for delivering hard hits, Harrison began his National Football League career with Pittsburgh in 2002 and helped the Steelers capture the Super Bowl in 2006 and again in 2009.

BC-FBN-Harrison Retires, 172Longtime Steelers linebacker James Harrison retiresEds: APNewsNow. The five-time Pro Bowler and 2008 NFL Defensive Player of the Year announced on Instagram he is stepping away from the game following a 15-year career. This time however, it seems as though Harrison will not be persuaded to suit up again.

Having gone undrafted in 2002, he eventually joined the Pittsburgh roster in 2004 where he won the Super Bowl in 2006 and 2009, where he famously scored an 100-yard interception touchdown against the Atlanta Falcons.

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