James Harrison announces retirement

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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.
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James Harrison #92 of the Pittsburgh Steelers scores a touchdown after running back an interception for 100 yards in the second quarter against the Arizona Cardinals during Super Bowl XLIII on February 1, 2009 at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
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James Harrison #92 of the Pittsburgh Steelers scores a touchdown after running back an interception for 100 yards in the second quarter against the Arizona Cardinals during Super Bowl XLIII on February 1, 2009 at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
James Harrison #92 of the Pittsburgh Steelers reacts to sacking Tarvaris Jackson #7 of the Seattle Seahawks during the game on September 18, 2011 at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The Steelers defeated the Seahawks 24-0. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)
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James Harrison #92 of the Pittsburgh Steelers reacts to sacking Tarvaris Jackson #7 of the Seattle Seahawks during the game on September 18, 2011 at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The Steelers defeated the Seahawks 24-0. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)
Linebacker James Harrison #92 of the Pittsburgh Steelers celebrates after a play against the Baltimore Ravens during the AFC Divisional Playoff Game at Heinz Field on January 15, 2011 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)
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Linebacker James Harrison #92 of the Pittsburgh Steelers celebrates after a play against the Baltimore Ravens during the AFC Divisional Playoff Game at Heinz Field on January 15, 2011 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)
CINCINNATI, OH - OCTOBER 27: James Harrison #92 of the Cincinnati Bengals takes the field for the game against the New York Jets at Paul Brown Stadium on October 27, 2013 in Cincinnati, Ohio. The Bengals defeated the Jets 49-9. (Photo by John Grieshop/Getty Images)
New York Jets v Cincinnati Bengals
CINCINNATI, OH - OCTOBER 27: James Harrison #92 of the Cincinnati Bengals takes the field for the game against the New York Jets at Paul Brown Stadium on October 27, 2013 in Cincinnati, Ohio. The Bengals defeated the Jets 49-9. (Photo by John Grieshop/Getty Images)
Cincinnati Bengals outside linebacker James Harrison smiles as he leaves the field following their 20-10 win over the Pittsburgh Steelers in an NFL football game, Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2013, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/David Kohl)
Cincinnati Bengals outside linebacker James Harrison smiles as he leaves the field following their 20-10 win over the Pittsburgh Steelers in an NFL football game, Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2013, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/David Kohl)
Cincinnati Bengals outside linebacker James Harrison smiles as he leaves the field following their 20-10 win over the Pittsburgh Steelers in an NFL football game, Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2013, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/David Kohl)
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)
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)
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)
FILE - In this Oct. 17, 2010, file photo, Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Harrison (92) hits Cleveland Browns wide receiver Mohamed Massaquoi (11) during the second quarter of a an NFL football game in Pittsburgh. The Steelers released Harrison on Saturday, March 9, 2013, after the team and the hard-hitting defensive star who played on two Super Bowl champions failed to agree on a new contract. (AP Photo/Don Wright, File)
FILE - In this Oct. 17, 2010, file photo, Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Harrison (92) hits Cleveland Browns wide receiver Mohamed Massaquoi (11) during the second quarter of a an NFL football game in Pittsburgh. The Steelers released Harrison on Saturday, March 9, 2013, after the team and the hard-hitting defensive star who played on two Super Bowl champions failed to agree on a new contract. (AP Photo/Don Wright, File)
FILE - In this Oct. 17, 2010, file photo, Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Harrison (92) hits Cleveland Browns wide receiver Mohamed Massaquoi (11) during the second quarter of a an NFL football game in Pittsburgh. The Steelers released Harrison on Saturday, March 9, 2013, after the team and the hard-hitting defensive star who played on two Super Bowl champions failed to agree on a new contract. (AP Photo/Don Wright, File)
PITTSBURGH, PA - DECEMBER 23: Andy Dalton #14 of the Cincinnati Bengals tries to get around the tackle of James Harrison #92 of the Pittsburgh Steelers during the fourth quarter at Heinz Field on December 23, 2012 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Cincinnati won the game 13-10. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)
Cincinnati Bengals v Pittsburgh Steelers
PITTSBURGH, PA - DECEMBER 23: Andy Dalton #14 of the Cincinnati Bengals tries to get around the tackle of James Harrison #92 of the Pittsburgh Steelers during the fourth quarter at Heinz Field on December 23, 2012 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Cincinnati won the game 13-10. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)
PITTSBURGH, PA - OCTOBER 28: Robert Griffin III #10 of the Washington Redskins passes against James Harrison #92 of the Pittsburgh Steelers during the game on October 28, 2012 at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The Steelers defeated the Redskins 27-12. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)
Washington Redskins v Pittsburgh Steelers
PITTSBURGH, PA - OCTOBER 28: Robert Griffin III #10 of the Washington Redskins passes against James Harrison #92 of the Pittsburgh Steelers during the game on October 28, 2012 at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The Steelers defeated the Redskins 27-12. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)
PITTSBURGH, PA - DECEMBER 24: Linebacker James Harrison #92 of the Pittsburgh Steelers lines up against the St. Louis Rams during the game at Heinz Field on December 24, 2011 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Karl Walter/Getty Images)
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PITTSBURGH, PA - DECEMBER 24: Linebacker James Harrison #92 of the Pittsburgh Steelers lines up against the St. Louis Rams during the game at Heinz Field on December 24, 2011 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Karl Walter/Getty Images)

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