Former Steelers DE James Harrison signs with Patriots
Steeler Nation’s worst nightmare has become reality: James Harrison is a Patriot.
Fresh off his release from the Steelers, the veteran linebacker visited Gillette Stadium on Tuesday and later signed with New England. Harrison confirmed the signing with an Instagram post on Tuesday before the Patriots made an official announcement.
The Steelers and Patriots each secured a bye through to the divisional round, though New England can clinch homefield advantage throughout the AFC playoffs with a win over the Jets in its regular season finale Sunday.
They can read it and come to their own conclusion, Caldwell said, per mlive.com, of the Joseph Hayes-written piece that ran in the Port Huron Times Herald and Detroit Free Press. You’ve never heard me blame anything in any point in time, make up any excuses about anything that we’ve ever done, and I never will. I’ve been around a long time. My father wouldn’t allow me to do it when I was a kid. So, no difference today.
The Lions are 35-28 in Caldwell’s four seasons at the helm. They’ve made the playoffs twice during his tenure (2014, ’16) but lost in the wild-card round both times. At 8-7 so far this season, Detroit is out of contention for a playoff spot ahead of Week 17.
With tears filling his eyes and Georgia victory confetti pouring down all around him, Baker Mayfield found as many teammates as he could. He gave each a hug, saving the longest embrace for tight end Mark Andrews, who started his Oklahoma career where Mayfield did: on the 2014 scout-team offense.
Mayfield then waded into the Bulldogs’ celebration, searching for his Georgia freshman counterpart, Jake Fromm. Along the way, Georgia linebacker Davin Bellamy began hollering at Mayfield, Humble yourself! Always one to answer trash talk, Mayfield let that one go.