James Harrison, the Pittsburgh Steelers' all-time sacks leader who was waived by the team just before Christmas and ended up in the Super Bowl with the New England Patriots, announced his retirement on Twitter this morning.
In an Instagram post on his account that features photos of his children, he writes: "I've missed way too much for way too long...and I'm done".
Having gone undrafted in 2002, he eventually joined the Pittsburgh roster in 2004 where he won the Super Bowl in 2006 and 2009, where he famously scored an 100-yard interception touchdown against the Atlanta Falcons. Regardless of what you think about his departure from the Steelers, he will forever remain one of the powerful aspects of one of the greatest defenses of all time, the mid-2000s Pittsburgh Steelers.
Harrison finishes his career with 84.5 sacks, 34 forced fumbles and eight interceptions to go along with 795 total tackles.
Be sure to do an extra bench press and set of leg squats for James Harrison on Monday.