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Patriots Signing Veteran LB David Harris To Two-Year, $5M Deal

Adam Schefter is reporting that former Jets LB David Harris has reached agreement on a two-year deal with the New England Patriots.

  • Albert Breer reports that Harris receives a two-year, $5 million contract that includes up to $1.75 million incentives and $1.25 million guaranteed.
  • According to Mike Florio, the Patriots offered Harris more money than the Jets did when they asked him to agree to a reduced contract, shortly before they cut him.

The market for Harris had been quiet since he officially became available a few weeks ago. However, it appears as though the opportunity to compete for a Super Bowl title with the Patriots was just too much to pass up.

Harris, 33, is a former second-round pick of the Jets back in 2007. He was in the final year of his three-year, $21.5 million contract that included $15 million guaranteed when the Jets decided to release him in a move that freed up $6.5 million of available cap space while creating no dead money.

In 2016, Harris appeared in 15 games for the Jets and recorded 94 tackles, a half sack and two pass defenses. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 35 linebacker out of 87 qualifying players.

We had him featured in our Top 50 Available Free Agents list.