The New York Jets made a surprising move Tuesday, releasing veteran linebacker David Harris after 10 seasons with the franchise.
Harris, 33, was on the practice field with the team earlier in the day before ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported the roster move in the afternoon.
“It’s amazing,” Harris said after practice, via ESPN, unaware he was minutes away from being released. “Time flies by. One day you’re a rookie and here it is, 11 years later, and you’re the old guy.”
Harris was a second-round pick for the Jets in the 2007 NFL draft and missed only six games in his 10 seasons with the team. The linebacker was set to reach the final year of a three-year, $21.5 million deal signed in 2015. But by releasing Harris, the Jets save $6.5 million in cap space and clear him from the books without any dead money.
Lynch wasn’t concerned with how good the Raiders are expected to be next season. He was all about Oakland.
“I got the whole town riding with me. So that’s good what they’ve got going on. All that good shit you just said. But I got a whole new Oakland behind me. The way we feel just about where we’re from and why we represent where we’re from so hard is because we know what the struggle is and how we get down.”
In case Marshawn hadn’t kept it real enough, he gave us this gem:
“Every home game that I get to come to this motherfucker, I’m probably Cheap College Basketball Jerseys going to be riding with this whole town.
“This is actually born and raised and bred pissing in them Cheap Dog Jerseys hallways and running down them alleyways,” he said. “I really did that, right here and now I get an opportunity to play here.”
Another aspect of his press conference that you couldn’t see by video viewing was his stance. This is a man who is comfortable and does not care what he looks like in his comfort.
We’re still in the middle of the offseason, but Lynch’s time in Oakland has already been fun. There’s no telling what the season will hold.