Linebacker James Harrison Announces Retirement

Linebacker James Harrison Announces Retirement

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Former Linebacker and Pittsburgh Steelers legend James Harrison announced his retirement for the second time.

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

There have been multiple Hall of Famers who have retired multiple times including Paul Brown, Cris Carter, Brett Favre, Joe Gibbs, Bronko Nagurski, Otto Graham, Deion Sanders, Junior Seau and Mike Webster.

According to the Hall of Fame Selection Bylaws, a player or coach must be retired for at least five years before he can be considered.

Harrison is the Pittsburgh Steelers all-time sack leader with 80.5. Here’s a look at the all-time sack leader for each franchise. There are 10 Hall of Famers who own the franchise record for career sacks.


*Denotes Hall of Famers

Arizona Cardinals – Freddie Joe Nunn, 66.5

Atlanta Falcons – John Abraham, 68.5

Baltimore Ravens- Terrell Suggs, 125.5

Buffalo Bills – *Bruce Smith, 171.0

Carolina Panthers – Julius Peppers, 92

Chicago Bears – *Richard Dent, 124.5

Cincinnati Bengals – Carlos Dunlap, 64.5

Cleveland Browns – Clay Matthews, 62.0

Dallas Cowboys – Demarcus Ware, 117.0

Denver Broncos – Simon Fletcher, 97.5

Detroit Lions – Robert Porcher, 95.5

Green Bay Packers – Kabeer Gbaja-Biamila, 74.5

Houston Texans – J.J. Watt, 76

Indianapolis Colts – Robert Mathis, 123

Jacksonville Jaguars – Tony Brackens, 55.0

Kansas City Chiefs – *Derrick Thomas, 126.5

Los Angeles Chargers – Leslie O’Neal, 105.5

Miami Dolphins – *Jason Taylor, 131.0

Los Angeles Rams – Leonard Little, 97.5

Minnesota Vikings – *John Randle, 114.0

New England Patriots – *Andre Tippett, 100.0

New Orleans Saints – *Rickey Jackson, 115.0

New York Giants – *Michael Strahan , 141.5

New York Jets – Mark Gastineau, 74.0

Oakland Raiders – Greg Townsend, 107.5

Philadelphia Eagles – *Reggie White, 124.0

Pittsburgh Steelers – James Harrison, 80.5

San Francisco 49ers – Bryant Young, 89.5

Seattle Seahawks – Jacob Green, 97.5

Tampa Bay Buccaneers – *Warren Sapp, 77.0

Tennessee Titans – Ray Childress, 75.5

Washington Redskins – Dexter Manley, 91.0

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