NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported the New England Patriots are signing the former New York Jets linebacker to a two-year deal, per a source involved in the deal. Rapoport added the deal has a base value of $5 million with $1.25 million guaranteed. Harris can earn up to $6.75 million total with incentives.
ESPN first reported the signing.
It took just over a fortnight for Harris to switch his allegiances to the division rivals.
In 10 years with the Jets, Harris compiled 1,087 tackles, 35 sacks, 31 passes defensed and six interceptions. While his play has fallen off with age, Harris remains a tackling stalwart in the middle. He missed his first game in seven years last season.
Harris is the type of smart, hardworking, no-nonsense addition Belichick loves.