Art Rooney II thanks James Harrison for ‘contributions to Steelers football’
Pittsburgh Steelers outside linebacker James Harrison (92) plays in an NFL football game against the Baltimore Ravens, Sunday, Dec. 10, 2017, in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)
Steelers president Art Rooney II released a statement on Monday thanking James Harrison for his time with Pittsburgh. Harrison announced his retirement on Instagram Monday morning.
“Thank you James for all your contributions to Steelers football throughout your career,” Rooney’s statement read. “Best of luck with your family in retirement.”
A message from #Steelers President Art Rooney II to @jharrison9292: pic.twitter.com/A9JS8oQxKx
— Pittsburgh Steelers (@steelers) April 16, 2018
Harrison, who turns 40 next month, spent most of his 15-year NFL career with the Steelers. He went undrafted in the 2002 NFL Draft before signing with the Steelers. Harrison then played for the Steelers form 2004-2012.
He previously retired in 2014 after a one-year stint with the Cincinnati Bengals, but returned to the Steelers three weeks later. His time with Pittsburgh ended when he was released last season. He signed with the New England Patriots in December.
Harrison played 14 seasons with the Steelers, winning two Super Bowls. He was a five-time Pro Bowler and is Pittsburgh’s all-time leader in sacks with 80.5