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Former Steelers OLB James Harrison Announces Retirement From NFL

Former Pittsburgh Steelers outsides linebacker James Harrison is retiring from the NFL a second time.

Harrison, who will turn 40 years of age in May, announced on Instagram Monday morning he is calling it a career a second time.

“I’ve missed way too much for way too long,” Harrison wrote. “I’m done. Many thanks to my family, coaches, the fans, and everyone who played a role in my football life.”

Harrison’s 2017 season ended this past February as a member of the New England Patriots in a Super Bowl loss to the Philadelphia Eagles. Harrison, however, was a member of the Steelers for the first 15 weeks of the season prior to him essentially forcing his release due to his unhappiness about his lack of playing time.