Ex-Jets linebacker David Harris says he accepted Patriots offer “pretty much on the spot”
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The New York Jets are in full revamp mode, as they are making cuts left and right to rebuild what seems like their entire roster.
Linebacker David Harris was one of those who was released.
Although Harris claimed it was “kind of disappointing” that he was let go from the Jets because he wanted to finish his career there, it didn’t take the 33-year-old veteran very long to switch allegiances.
After just one visit to his division rivals’ home field, the deal was done.
Speaking at his 11th annual football camp in Grand Rapids, MI this weekend, Harris admitted that when he was approached by the Patriots, he “pretty much accepted on the spot” that he wanted to play in New England.
“Great organization. They’re the gold standard of the NFL. Why wouldn’t you want to be a part of that?”
Harris has been a consistent player for the Jets as he missed only one game over the past eight seasons. In his 10-year career with New York, Harris totaled 1,087 tackles, 35 sacks, 31 passes defended and six interceptions. Last year, he led the team with 62 solo tackles.
The veteran’s first shot against his old team will be on Oct. 15 at MetLife Stadium.