Jets re-sign veteran linebacker David Harris

Friday March 6th, 2015

The New York Jets have re-signed linebacker David Harris, the team announced on Friday. 

Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports reports that the new deal is for three years and worth $21.5 million. According to La Canfora, the first two years are guaranteed and worth $15 million. 

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Harris, who was due to become an unrestricted free agent next week, has spent his entire eight-year NFL career with New York. The Jets drafted him out of Michigan in the second round in 2007 and the 31-year-old has started every regular season game over the last six seasons. 

In 2014, Harris recorded 124 tackles, 5.5 sacks and two forced fumbles. He was named a second-team All-Pro in 2009 after making 127 tackles, 5.5 sacks and two interceptions. 

Harris has only committed 10 penalties in his career, including one last season.

Also on Friday, the Jets reportedly acquired wide receiver Brandon Marshall from the Chicago Bears.

- Molly Geary

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