James Harrison beat the New England Patriots just twice in nine tries as a member of the Pittsburgh Steelers. Now he won’t get an opportunity to improve that record, as he’s joined Tom Brady and the rest of his former team’s nemeses.
Pittsburgh released their franchise sack leader on Saturday. Harrison and agent Bill Parise insist there were no hard feelings.
“There was no animosity or bad feelings. It’s just the business of the NFL,” Parise told ESPN. “I believe he still wants to play. We’ll have to wait and see what happens with waivers.”
Though Harrison did admit he probably would have signed elsewhere this offseason had he known he wouldn’t see much of the field.
@jharrison9292 told me today if he had known he wasn’t going to play much (inactive for 6 games, DNP for two more), he would not have signed with the @steelers this season. Would he have played somewhere else? “Oh, yeah,” he said. “Who wants to NOT play?” @PFT_Live @SNFonNBC
— Michele Tafoya (@Michele_Tafoya) December 8, 2017
For a guy who’s definitely not mad about being released by the franchise he’s so long been associated with, the 39-year-old was quick to rejoice his signing with the dark side on Instagram, sharing a pic with his new quarterback.
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Bill Belichick didn’t necessarily need more intel to own the Steelers, but if Mike Tomlin had any tricks up his sleeves in case of a postseason meeting and shared them with the team, the Pats have a definitely-not-mad source in their locker room now.