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Rodney Harrison to Retire

All-pro safety Rodney Harrison is about to head out to pasture. In a somewhat unsurprising move, Harrison is set to retire from the game of football Wednesday morning, according to sources. The source also says Harrison will join the NBC broadcast crew.

Harrison, 36, played 16 years in the NFL and amassed hall of fame worthy stats – 1,198 tackles, 30.5 sacks, 34 interceptions and 16 forced fumbles, not to mention an innumerable amount of concussions/injuries to opposing players. After missing most of 2008 with injury it was believed Harrison, with two Super Bowl rings to his credit, would hang up the cleats and hit the broadcast booth.

My Take: Not a shocking move, especially with the Patriots going out and drafting Patrick Chung with a high second round pick. There is no doubt he will be missed as one of the most passionate players in the NFL. The two plays that’ll always stick out in my mind during his Patriots tenure was the bad: failing to knock the ball loose from David Tyree in “the catch” during Super Bowl XLII, and the good: his interception return for touchdown against the Steelers in the 2004 AFC Championship game. What’s your favorite memory of No. 37?

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2 comments for “Rodney Harrison to Retire”

  1. Dang, that stinks. He was one of my favorites.

    Posted by Nick | June 2, 2009, 10:19 pm
  2. [...] than the team. Richard Seymour, Mike Vrabel, Tedy Bruschi, and Rodney Harrison are all now gone after playing with the Pats [...]

    Posted by What Will Become of David Tyree? | Sports of Boston | January 17, 2010, 12:01 am

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