New York Jets David Harris
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Future New York Jets Ring of Honor member David Harris announced that he’s hanging up his cleats for the final time. 

After a storied 11-year career New York Jets legend David Harris announced he’s hanging it up.

“After 11 years of having played the greatest team sport at its highest level, it’s now time for me to announce my retirement from the NFL.” Via his sports management team Sports Stars.

After a marvelous 10-year run with the Jets, Harris was unceremoniously released by the team in June. Now the NFL is a cut throat business, it’s not strange to see roster maneuvering in June. Although it’s a bit unusual to see future Ring of Honor members treated in this way.

Despite the cold shoulder treatment, Harris found a lovely situation with none other, than the New England Patriots. This was a team who won it all the year prior (largest playoff comeback in NFL History), Harris wanted to ride off into the sunset.

Harris didn’t get the playing time that he had seen in his previous decade with the Jets, but he got closer to a Lombardi trophy in his lone season with the Pats than he did throughout his entire gang green career.

Sadly Harris wasn’t able to pull a Darrelle Revis (actually winning a championship in his lone year with New England). The Hitman is destined to join the Jets’ Ring of Honor, but I’d imagine not for a while. The way the Jets handled his release (Harris was being interviewed by the media and had no idea he had been released) that shouldn’t happen in general, let alone a team leader and one of the stalwarts defensively.

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