James Harrison Retires from NFL: Latest Comments and Reaction

August 30, 2014   ·     ·   Jump to comments

After 11 productive NFL seasons with the Pittsburgh Steelers and Cincinnati Bengals, linebacker James Harrison is retiring at the age of 36. 
The five-time Pro Bowler and 2008 NFL Defensive Player of the Year made the official announcement on his Facebook page:
Harrison retires with 66 sacks to his credit as well as two Super Bowl rings. After the Steelers released Harrison last offseason, he caught on with the Bengals for one final run at a third title. It was clear that he was in the twilight of his career, but this announcement comes as somewhat of a surprise nonetheless.
After the Bengals cut him this March, Harrison went unsigned throughout training camp and the preseason. He was seemingly on the verge of striking a deal with the Arizona Cardinals, but that ultimately fell through, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter:
Harrison registered at least 8.5 sacks in every season from 2007 through 2011 for the Steelers, and he was once one of the most dominant defen...

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