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David Harris | Linebacker

Team: New England Patriots
Age / DOB:  (33) / 1/21/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 250
College: Michigan
Drafted: 2007 / Rd. 2 (47) / NYJ
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Patriots signed ILB David Harris, formerly of the Jets, to a two-year, $5 million contract.
Naturally. The Jets released their 10-year veteran and longest-tenured player earlier this month only to see him join big brother. Now 33, Harris isn't the player he once was, but he remains a serviceable two-down thumper on the inside and could fill the old Brandon Spikes role for the Patriots. But New England does have a crowded linebackers group led by Dont'a Hightower. Harris may compete for playing time with Shea McClellin, Elandon Roberts, and Kyle Van Noy. Jun 21 - 10:34 AM

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Jets released ILB David Harris.

The move wipes Harris' entire $6.5 million salary off the books. It comes five days after the Jets reacquired ILB Demario Davis from the Browns. Now 33, Harris has lost a step, but hasn't yet gone off the cliff. A 10-year veteran, Harris had been a starter for the Jets since his rookie year in 2007, making him the longest-tenured member of Gang Green. The Jets are gutting the AFC's worst roster.
Jun 6 - 1:55 PM

ESPN's Rich Cimini expects the Jets to retain ILB David Harris for 2017.

Going on 33, the 10-year veteran has clearly lost a step, but he remains a solid option for a team which does not have talent to burn. Harris' $6.5 million cap hit, which the Jets can shed completely by cutting him, could be a stumbling block, but perhaps the two sides can work out an extension. Harris is scheduled to be a free agent after next season.
Source: ESPN
Sat, Dec 31, 2016 12:00:00 PM

Jets ILB David Harris (hamstring) returned to a limited practice on Wednesday.

Per ESPN's Rich Cimini, Harris will play this week "barring a setback." Harris sat out Monday night's game in Arizona, ending a streak of 121 consecutive starts. Darron Lee drew the start in his place.
Wed, Oct 19, 2016 07:58:00 PM

Jets ILB David Harris (hamstring) is doubtful for Week 6.

He's not going to play on Monday night. It breaks a streak of 121 straight starts for Harris. Darron Lee will replace Harris next to Erin Henderson.
Sat, Oct 15, 2016 04:40:00 PM

Jets ILB David Harris was forced from New York's Week 5 game against the Steelers with a hamstring injury.

Harris went down before the half. He's "doubtful," which means he won't return. For now he should be considered week to week.
Sun, Oct 9, 2016 02:33:00 PM

ESPN Jets reporter Rich Cimini reports ILB David Harris (shoulder, questionable) will play Week 3 against the Chiefs.

It is good news with Erin Henderson (foot, questionable) unlikely to play after sitting out all week. First-round ILB Darron Lee should get the start next to Harris.
Sun, Sep 25, 2016 10:14:00 AM

Jets ILB David Harris (shoulder) is active for Week 1 against the Bengals.

As expected. Harris should play his regular snaps after practicing on a limited basis all week. The Jets' inactives are LB Jordan Jenkins, QB Bryce Petty, RB Troymaine Pope, QB Christian Hackenberg, OT Brandon Shell, CB Darryl Roberts, and TE Braedon Bowman.
Sun, Sep 11, 2016 11:45:00 AM

ESPN's Rich Cimini reports Jets ILB David Harris (shoulder, questionable) will play Week 1 against the Bengals.

Harris hurt his shoulder in the Jets' third preseason game but was able to practice on a limited basis this week. He'll get the nod at inside linebacker opposite Erin Henderson. Harris hasn't missed a game since 2008.
Sun, Sep 11, 2016 09:30:00 AM

ESPN New York expects ILB David Harris (shoulder) to play on Sunday.

Harris was limited in practice all week. He's a game-time decision, but his shoulder injury isn't expected to keep him out. Harris should play his normal snaps.
Sat, Sep 10, 2016 07:30:00 PM

Jets ILB David Harris (shoulder) will be a game-time decision for Week 1 against the Bengals.

Last month the 32-year-old went down with what appeared to be a serious shoulder injury, though tests showed it was only a bruise. Harris has been practicing on a limited basis this week and should be ready by Sunday.
Fri, Sep 9, 2016 01:35:00 PM

Jets ILB David Harris (shoulder) was a limited participant at Wednesday's practice.

Harris bruised his shoulder in a preseason game last month. Despite coach Todd Bowles' insistence that it's "too early" too announce his status for Week 1, it would ultimately be a shock if Harris isn't on the field Sunday against Cincinnati.
Wed, Sep 7, 2016 05:30:00 PM

Jets ILB David Harris (shoulder) is expected to be ready by Week 1.

ESPN New York's Rich Cimini later reported Harris' shoulder is only "bruised." One of the better interior run defenders in the league, Harris is coming off a 108-tackle season with 4.5 sacks and two forced fumbles. Harris has played in 16-of-16 games in an incredible seven straight seasons. That streak won't end when the Jets host the Bengals on September 11.
Sun, Aug 28, 2016 07:43:00 PM

Jets ILB David Harris (shoulder) will have an MRI on Sunday.

He left Saturday's preseason game with a shoulder injury after getting in a pileup at the end of the first half. Harris underwent X-rays after the game, which came back negative. Obviously we won't know much until his results come back, but ESPN Jets reporter Rich Cimini said the team is optimistic about his status. For now, consider him day to day.
Sun, Aug 28, 2016 09:09:00 AM

Jets ILB David Harris left Saturday's preseason game with a shoulder injury.

Harris went down near the end of the first half. He spent a decent amount of time on the ground before slowly walking off the field with trainers. He headed straight to the locker room. It's obviously not surprising Harris didn't return to a preseason game, but a multi-week ailment can't be ruled out. It's also entirely possible Gang Green is just being cautious.
Sat, Aug 27, 2016 09:22:00 PM