Patriots reportedly paid David Harris more than the Jets offered
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Earlier today, the news came out that the Patriots had signed former Jets linebacker David Harris to a two-year, $6.75 million deal. Now, NBC's ProFootballTalk is reporting that New England offered Harris more money than the Jets did before cutting him.
Harris had been a member of Gang Green for his entire 10-year career, starting 147 games and recording 708 tackles and 35 sacks. But in New York's roster teardown, his years of loyal service were useless. For a team starting fresh, his age--33--was the only number that mattered.
PFT also reported that the Pats were one of six teams to talk to Harris after his release last week. However, the linebacker signed with New England immediately after his visit--affirming that he's more concerned about competing for a title than racking up the pay. With his career winding down, sources say Harris only wants to play for a winning team and bolster his legacy. With that mentality, he should definitely fit in with his new club--and maybe add a ring to his career resume to boot.