Patriots were the only team to offer James Harrison a contract
Earlier this week, the New England Patriots decided to bring recently-released outside linebacker James Harrison aboard for the rest of the season.
Following the move, Harrison had received much brush back for the decision to sign with the Patriots after being let go by the Pittsburgh Steelers.
According to Jeff Howe of the Boston Herald, the 39-year-old revealed that the Patriots were the only contract offer that he received after becoming a free agent.
“There was no other offers,” he said.
During his first presser with the media as a member of the Patriots, Harrison was quite contrite with his answers electing to avoid to answer any questions concerning his time with the Steelers. He had provided much clarity about how the situation unfolded in Pittsburgh in an Instagram post that detailed his frustration with not playing a significant role despite being promised he would after he signed a two-year deal.
At this juncture, there is no set plan in what manner that Harrison will be used with the Patriots. He is still learning the playbook that should limit the amount of playing time he sees in Sunday’s game against the New York Jets.
Harrison had only made five appearances this season with the Steelers tallying just three tackles and a sack that all came in one game against the Kansas City Chiefs on Nov. 15. His presence should help the Patriots bring more of a presence in the pass rush in the playoffs.