New England Patriots New England Patriots Sign Former Jet LB, David Harris Share Tweet Published 5 months ago on June 21, 2017 By Tanner Rebelo New England Patriots Sign Former Jet LB, David Harris The New England Patriots have signed another veteran free agent this off-season. According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter the Patriots have signed former New York Jets middle line backer David Harris to a two-year-deal. Harris joins a Patriots off-season that has been filled with veteran additions. With Brandin Cooks, Stephon Gilmore, Kony Ealy, Mike Gillislee, Rex Burkhead, Dwayne Allen, and now Harris all being offseason acquisitions for New England. Harris is 33-years-old and has started 15+ games every season for the Jets since his sophomore year in 2008 when he only played in 11 games. Former Jets LB David Harris has reached agreement on a two-year deal with…the New England Patriots, source tells ESPN. — Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) June 21, 2017 Harris had a down year in 2016, and posted career lows in tackles and sacks. Maybe a change of scenery to a winning franchise is exactly what he needs. But he is joining a crowded linebacker group in New England. Currently on the roster the Patriots have Harris, Shea McClellin, Dont’a Hightower, Rob Ninkovich, Elandon Roberts, and Kyle Van Noy filling out their LB room. This is the perfect Bill Belichick signing though, low risk/ high reward on a proven veteran player. Is sort of reminiscent of Roman Phifer who came over from the Jets in 2001 and was able to revive his career with the Patriots. Phifer ended up being part of all three early 2000’s Patriot Super Bowl winning teams. Like Phifer, Belichick has a lot of respect for Harris which he expressed in 2014. “I have a lot of respect for David Harris,” said Belichik. “That guy, first of all, he never comes of the field- not just this year but any year. The guy is like a 98, 99 percent playtime player for them every year, year after year. It’s obviously a defense that has a lot of communication and adjustments, and he’s certainly at the center of that. Both as the signal caller and then at the line of scrimmage, you can see him adjusting the front or making some type of communication calls to his teammates. He’s a very instinctive player, which unfortunately we’ve seen that first-hand. He does a good job for them. He’s been very consistent, durable, dependable, productive over a long period of time.” Related Topics:featuredPatriots Up Next Patriots Talk: Tom Brady And His Asian Tour So Far Don't Miss Patriots Talk: Rob Gronkowski Takes to Twitter About TMZ’s Report Tanner Rebelo Tanner founded Trifecta Network in Spring of 2016 and has been the Chief of Content for the Network since that time. Currently Tanner covers all the sports teams in Boston and has contacts in many of the teams in the city. Before starting Trifecta, Tanner was a Site Expert for the FanSided site Chowder and Champions before leaving to cover Boston teams on the ground as a member of the media for Trifecta. 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