Longtime Steelers Linebacker James Harrison Retires Again

FILE – In this Sept. 5, 2014, file photo, then-former Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Harrison talks to reporters at a news conference about his retiring from football, in Pittsburgh. Longtime Steelers linebacker James Harrison is taking a second crack at retirement. The five-time Pro Bowler and 2008 NFL Defensive Player of the Year announced on Instagram early Monday, April 16, 2018, that he is stepping away from the game following a 15-year career. He retired briefly in September 2014 only to be lured back to the Steelers. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic, File)

PITTSBURGH (AP) — James Harrison is taking another shot at retirement, and this time it’s likely to stick for the longtime Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker.

The five-time Pro Bowler, two-time All Pro and 2008 NFL Defensive Player of the Year announced on Instagram early Monday he is stepping away from the game following a 15-year career that saw him go from undrafted free agent to one of the most feared players in the league.

Harrison, 39, posted a collage of pictures of his two sons and noted he’s “missed way too much for way too long … and I’m done.” READ MORE>

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