Longtime Steeler Harrison retires again
PITTSBURGH - James Harrison is taking another shot at retirement, and this time it’s likely to stick for the longtime Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker.
The five-time Pro Bowler, two-time All Pro and 2008 NFL Defensive Player of the Year announced on Instagram early Monday he is stepping away from the game following a 15-year career that saw him go from undrafted free agent to one of the most feared players in the league.
The 39-year-old spent the 2013 season in Cincinnati and signed with New England late last season.
This is the second time Harrison has called it quits. He retired briefly in September 2014 only to be lured back to the Steelers.