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LB David Harris 'pretty much accepted on the spot' to play for Patriots after team reached out

Ryan Hannable
July 16, 2017 - 5:37 pm

Linebacker David Harris played with the Jets for 10 seasons, so he was no stranger to the Patriots and Bill Belichick. 

Belichick has had some nice things to say about Harris over the years, so it wasn't much of a surprise when the Patriots signed him following his release from the Jets in early June. 

Speaking at his 11th annual camp in West Michigan on Saturday, Harris said it didn't take much for him to sign with New England.

“They reached out to me and I pretty much accepted on the spot that I wanted to play there,” Harris said, via Wood TV. “Great organization. They’re the gold standard of the NFL. Why wouldn’t you want to be a part of that?”

Harris likely will be second on the linebacker depth chart behind Dont'a Hightower. Besides those two, the Patriots have Elandon Roberts, Shea McClellin, Kyle Van Noy, Jonathan Freeny and undrafted rookie Harvey Langi as the other linebackers.

The 32-year-old played in all 16 games for seven straight seasons before playing 15 games last year.