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James Harrison announces his retirement from football — again

The Pittsburgh Steelers legend has decided to hang up the cleats, but will he hang them up for good?

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James Harrison is retiring from football — again.

After telling media he will wait until after the NFL Draft to decided where he wants to play the 2018 season, he has had a change of heart.

This from his verified Instagram page:

The caption reads:

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

He uses the hashtag “2nd and Final Retirement” after the caption, hinting at his retirement earlier in 2014 before being coaxed back to the game after Jarvis Jones’ injured wrist early in the regular season.

While he says he is done for good, you have to wonder if a team comes calling late in the season if he won’t come back for one more chance at a ring. Rumors were there were several teams interested, including the New England Patriots.

Harrison spent time with several teams before becoming a Pittsburgh Steelers legend. Despite how he left the team, and is currently viewed by the fan base, Harrison is the all-time sack leader for the black-and-gold, and will go down as one of the best pass rushers the team, and possibly the league, has ever seen.

Here at BTSC we wish Harrison the best in his retirement, and know when he is honored by the organization there will be nothing but applause for the man they called “Deebo”.