Patriots Continue to Splurge Signing Former Jets LB David Harris
Former Jets linebacker and 10-year NFL veteran David Harris has joined the Patriots and plans to be a key contributor on a championship-caliber defense.
Harris is known for his steadfast professionalism, work ethic and dependability throughout his years in New York. He has played all 16 games in all but two of his 10 seasons in the NFL. The linebacker has superb tackling ability as he had 95 tackles recorded in 2016 which was 5 shy of having 5 straight 100-tackle seasons. Harris seldom makes false reads and can make key adjustments at the line of scrimmage while running the defense.
Head coach Bill Belichick had a lot of good things to say about Harris in 2014 including, “He’s a very instinctive player, which unfortunately we’ve seen that first hand. He’s done a good job for them. He’s been very consistent, durable, dependable, productive over a long period of time.”
” He’s been very consistent, durable, dependable, productive over a long period of time.” – HC Bill Belichick
All of this makes David Harris a great fit in New England and he should contribute right away on the practice field and when the season starts. Harris will also provide the Patriots with a solid combo at inside linebacker alongside key playmaker Dont’a Hightower.
Harris is another solid acquisition by the Patriots this offseason. Adding to a long list which includes Brandin Cooks, Stephon Gilmore, Kony Ealy, Rex Burkhead, Mike Gillislee, Andrew Hawkins, Dwayne Allen, Lawrence Guy and now David Harris.
Wow. Talk about a “super team”.
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