Steelers Legend James Harrison Announces Retirement in Instagram Post (PIC)

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James Harrison is officially retired.

In a touching Instagram post on Monday morning, the 39-year-old linebacker announced he is hanging the cleats up after 15 seasons so he can spend more time with his family.

“I’ve missed way too much for way too long,” Harrison wrote in the post, which features a collage of photos of his children.


I’ve missed way too much for way too long…and I’m done. Many thanks to my family, coaches, the fans, and everyone who played a role in my football life. #2ndAndFinalRetirement #HarrisonFamilyValues #BlessedAndHighlyFavored #GodsPlan 🙏🏾

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This is not the first time the Pittsburgh Steelers legend has retired. He also called it quits after the 2013 campaign, which he spent with the Cincinnati Bengals. However, he opted to come out of retirement shortly after, rejoining the Steelers for three more seasons.

Harrison won two Super Bowls with the Steelers. He was a 2x First Team All-Pro, a 5x Pro Bowler, and he retires as the franchise leader in sacks with 80.5.

Pittsburgh cut Harrison during the 2017 campaign, at which point he signed on with the Patriots for a shot at one last ring. While fans were pretty upset at the time, it’s hard to imagine that will permanently tarnish his legacy with the Steelers.

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