'I'm done': James Harrison retires from the National Football League once again

Patriots linebacker James Harrison

Harrison signed a one-year contract with the New England Patriots at the end of 2017 and played in Super Bowl LII. However, he has made a decision to leave football in the rearview.

The veteran linebacker is retiring after 15 seasons in the National Football League, he announced on his Instagram account.

Whether you still look at Harrison as a bigger villain than Le'Veon Bell, you have to acknowledge his time in Pittsburgh.

"I've missed way too much for way too long ... and I'm done", Harrison wrote on Instagram. He'll leave the league with 84.5 career sacks after he went undrafted out of Kent State and joined the Steelers in 2002. He was a Pro Bowler for five straight seasons from 2007-2011, a First-Team All-Pro selection in 2008 and 2010, and the NFL Defensive Player of the Year in 2008.

Harrison, who turns 40 next month, previously retired in 2014 after a one-year stint with the Cincinnatti Bengals.

Be sure to do an extra bench press and set of leg squats for James Harrison on Monday.

This is the second time Harrison has called it quits. However, he had a change of heart and continued to play on for a few more seasons.

Harrison was named Defensive Player of the Year for the 2008 season, which he capped with the longest interception return in Super Bowl history, his 100-yard effort helping the Steelers to victory over the Arizona Cardinals in Super Bowl XLIII. He played sparingly for much of 2017 and the Steelers granted him his release in December.

Harrison quickly signed with the New England Patriots.



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