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Jets release long-term LB David Harris after 10 seasons

  • The New York Jets released LB David Harris on Tuesday. He was the longest tenured member of the team.
  • Harris earned a 77.6 PFF overall grade in 2016 which ranked 35th out of 87 qualifying linebackers. Harris was much better in 2016 than his likely replacements Darron Lee and Demario Davis who earned 38.3 and 58.4 grades, respectively.
  • Harris led the Jets in run stop percentage with a 6.1 stop percentage, though newcomer Davis was better in 2016 with a 7.4 stop percentage.
  • He will be missed in coverage where Davis allowed one reception per 11.1 snaps in coverage compared to Lee’s one reception per 7.2 snaps in coverage.
  • Harris was the Jets most reliable tackler, missing a tackle once every 15.5 tackle attempts, better Davis, who missed a tackle once every 10.3 attempts.

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