James Harrison announces retirement

FILE - In this Dec. 30, 2012 file photo, Pittsburgh Steelers outside linebacker James Harrison (92) sits on the sidelines during the fourth quarter of an NFL football game against the Cleveland Browns in Pittsburgh. The Cincinnati Bengals have officially signed free agent James Harrison, the five-time Pro Bowl linebacker from the rival Steelers. The Bengals didn't release terms in Tuesday's, April 23, 2013 announcement. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)

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Outside linebacker James Harrison was passed over in the 2002 draft coming out of Kent State. He spent the rest of his career making every other team pay for that.

The longtime Steelers linebacker was 2008 NFL defensive player of the year, and his 100-yard interception return for a touchdown on the final play of the first half of Super Bowl XLIII will go down as one of the greatest plays in NFL history.
Frank Schwab

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