Patriots sign Harrison; release Trevor Reilly

The New England Patriots have signed LB James Harrison. (Courtesy)

The New England Patriots have signed a new player and released another, according to the organization.

The Pats have signed James Harrison, who posted a message on social media saying he'll finally have a teammate who is older than he is. To make room for Harrison, the Patriots have released Trevor Reilly, who played in six games with one start and recorded six tackles on defense and four tackles on special teams.

Harrison, 39, played for the Pittsburgh Steelers before he was released just two days before Christmas.

Harrison, who is 6 feet tall and weighs 242 pounds, is in his fifteenth NFL season. He started his career with the NFL as a rookie free agent with the Steelers in 2002 and has played in three Super Bowls with Pittsburgh, including two Super Bowl Championship teams.

Terms of Harrison's contract with the Patriots were not announced.

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