New York Post

Pats swoop in, sign ex-Steeler Harrison

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James Harrison is no longer the odd man out or the oldest man in the locker room.

The former Steelers star signed a one-year deal with the Patriots on Tuesday, three days after his unceremoni­ous departure from Pittsburgh.

The 39-year-old linebacker posted a photo on Instagram showing himself with 40-yearold quarterbac­k Tom Brady in the Patriots’ locker room, writing that he finally has “a teammate that’s older than me!”

The AFC North champion Steelers released the fivetime Pro Bowl linebacker and 2008 NFL defensive player of the year on Saturday to make room for right tackle Marcus Gilbert, who is returning from a suspension for violating the league’s performanc­eenhancing substance policy.

“We make the decisions we feel give us the very best chance to win,” Steelers coach Mike Tomlin said Tuesday when asked why the team didn’t release a different player.

COWBOYS: Owner Jerry Jones said on his radio show that coach Jason Garrett will return for an eighth full season after Dallas missed the playoffs in a year marred by the six-game suspension of star running back Ezekiel Elliott. Garrett has two years left on a five-year deal.

BILLS: Owner Terry Pegula ripped into inconsiste­ncies in video replay rulings after Buffalo receiver Kelvin Benjamin’s touchdown was overturned in a loss at New England last weekend — and said he intends to raise his concerns with the league.

TITANS: Coach Mike Mularkey said Derrick Henry will start at running back ahead of DeMarco Murray in the regular-season finale against the Jaguars. Murray, who has a right knee injury, could play, but will be limited at best.

CARDINALS: Coach Bruce Arians said a report by Pro Football Weekly that he and Arizona have agreed to part ways after this season is untrue, labeling it “fake news.”

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