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David Harris deal with Patriots has base value of $5 million

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We learned that linebacker David Harris has agreed to a two-year deal with the Patriots after visiting with them on Wednesday and that New England’s offer for Harris was worth more than the Jets offered Harris on a reduced deal before cutting him earlier this month.

More details about Harris’ deal with the Patriots have come to light. According to multiple reports, Harris’ deal has a base value of $5 million with incentives that could push the total value to $6.75 million. Harris was set to make $6.5 million in 2017 under the terms of his original contract with the Jets.

The Patriots’ offer also includes $1.25 million in guaranteed money. While other veterans have signed with the Patriots in past seasons only to ultimately fail to make the team, that would seem to make him a very good bet to remain on the roster through at least the 2017 season.

Given the Patriots’ makeup at linebacker and Harris’ play the last couple of years, it seems likely that the Patriots will task the new arrival with run-stopping duties alongside Donta’ Hightower although more will become clear on that front once he’s actually on the field.

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27 Responses to “David Harris deal with Patriots has base value of $5 million”
  1. burtmustin says: Jun 21, 2017 1:12 PM

    In other news, Manish Mehta has asked for his release from The New York Daily News so he can explore opportunities covering the NFL for either the Boston Globe or the Boston Herald.

  2. dewey51 says: Jun 21, 2017 1:15 PM

    Classic Belichick signing. Get a guy on the other side of 30 with great leadership and playing experience who wants to win.

    Junior Seau (RIP) may not have had much left when he was on the Pats but his locker room leadership was invaluable. I see the same here.

  3. bobthebillsfan says: Jun 21, 2017 1:15 PM

    Going from the Jets to the Patriots. And for more money too. Almost like winning the lottery.

  4. 6ball says: Jun 21, 2017 1:24 PM

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    Can anyone name 3 players on the Jets roster who could win a spot on the Patriots roster?
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  5. realfootballfan says: Jun 21, 2017 1:24 PM

    I don’t know why a team like the Raiders weren’t all over this guy. Their inside LBs are garbage, and they will have to greatly improve their defense to close the gap with New England imo. He would have brought a lot of experience and a track record of excellent play to their LB room. Of all the contending teams, that’s the one that sticks out most in the AFC.

  6. tylawspick6 says: Jun 21, 2017 1:31 PM

    I don’t know why a team like the Raiders weren’t all over this guy. Their inside LBs are garbage, and they will have to greatly improve their defense to close the gap with New England imo. He would have brought a lot of experience and a track record of excellent play to their LB room. Of all the contending teams, that’s the one that sticks out most in the AFC.

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    cap hell
    they overpaid for lynch and carr/mack are
    due for bloated deals

    very, very simple

  7. dlw492 says: Jun 21, 2017 1:35 PM

    BB, the ultimate Jets troller
    Love it

  8. weepingjebus says: Jun 21, 2017 1:40 PM

    “I resign as MLB of the NYJ.”

  9. blkdogcreative says: Jun 21, 2017 1:44 PM

    The guy is a tacking machine. Great signing.

  10. r8rsfan says: Jun 21, 2017 1:50 PM

    1-Raiders aren’t in cap hell. They have more than enough cap space to sign Harris.
    2-Lynch deal is team friendly and loaded with incentives.
    3-Mack is the DMVD, Carr a legit franchise QB. When you are the best at what you do, or one of the best, you get paid accordingly. They will both continue to improve and become even more valuable.

    4-This team has leaders all over the roster. Both young and old. And the emphasis has been on youth. Harris doesn’t make any real sense in Oaktown.

    Other than that you were right on the money.

  11. patriots123456 says: Jun 21, 2017 1:55 PM

    Wow Bill has really been busy this off season.

    Lot of moves that look good, we will see how it works out.

  12. questionableopinion says: Jun 21, 2017 1:57 PM

    The Jets are so bad. 😦

  13. billsbackto81 says: Jun 21, 2017 2:01 PM

    6ball says:
    Jun 21, 2017 1:24 PM

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    Can anyone name 3 players on the Jets roster who could win a spot on the Patriots roster?
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    I can!!

    Long snapper- plenty of practice
    Punter- plenty of practice
    ST Gunner- plenty of practice

  14. clarencewhorley says: Jun 21, 2017 2:11 PM

    Remember the Pats don’t pay people. That’s the narrative

  15. eddiea25 says: Jun 21, 2017 2:43 PM

    Fireman Ed, it’s an inferno, let it burn. Go Pats.

  16. redclaw1314 says: Jun 21, 2017 2:53 PM

    The Patriots are becoming the “rescue” team for players in the AFC East. Come on in, the water’s fine.

  17. jimbobcooterqbtutor says: Jun 21, 2017 3:36 PM

    I’m not even a Patriots fan but I’m excited about this team! I can’t wait to see them play!

  18. jimbobcooterqbtutor says: Jun 21, 2017 3:39 PM

    6ball says:
    Jun 21, 2017 1:24 PM
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    Can anyone name 3 players on the Jets roster who could win a spot on the Patriots roster?
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    Without looking, I will give it a shot.
    1) Sheldon Richardson
    2) Leonard Williams
    3) They took a safety in the first round this year, right?

    Well, that’s it.

  19. simplegodfather says: Jun 21, 2017 4:17 PM

    Well, good for Harris, I’m glad he still have a chance to play, and bit more money too. Harris always been a quiet leader and underdog. He does his job well, but at sametime, Jets have a lot of new younger players ready to take over.

    I have great sportmanship to every teams in sports, but Jets always my favorites.

    There wayyyy too many haters/trollers/trashtalkers nowaday than in past.

    Good luck Harris;but not in 2 games against us lol.

    ______________________________
    Name 3? I can named many more…

    OT Shell, RB Powell, DEs Richardson, Wilkerson, William, MLB Lees, SS Adam, and CB Skrine

  20. simplegodfather says: Jun 21, 2017 4:20 PM

    Actually, Funny thing is, Patriots can pick up any Jets players.

    IF they successfully coached the ex-jets player better, then they can taunt nonstop; It been that way since…

    The best Exs swap for the Jets, been always RB Martin.

  21. tbisgod says: Jun 21, 2017 5:24 PM

    Mo Wilkerson could start for any NFL team, yes even our 19-0 Patriots. Also, Adams, the #1pick will be a superstar.

  22. noknoknokpenny says: Jun 21, 2017 5:32 PM

    The Pats dont allocate $5 million of cap space for just anybody.

    Thats a huge commitment.

    BB must be convinced that Harris has a lot left.

  23. superpatsfan5 says: Jun 21, 2017 6:47 PM

    Two or three years ago I really wanted the pats to see if they could pry this guy way in free agency. If he’s able to play 16 or more games at 85% of what he used to be this is a real steal. If this team has a good year in terms of being healthy….. about the only thing left to do is go undefeated and do it by beating the Giants in the Super Bowl. Every other piece of crap thing that happened from the beginning of 07 through deflategate has been dealt with and accounted for.

  24. fireroger says: Jun 21, 2017 6:54 PM

    I HEART this signing for the Pats!!!!

  25. somehomer says: Jun 21, 2017 7:14 PM

    How many wins will the Jests have ? I’m going to Lost Wages and need to know.

  26. nhpats says: Jun 21, 2017 8:15 PM

    r8rsfan says:
    Jun 21, 2017 1:50 PM
    1-Raiders aren’t in cap hell. They have more than enough cap space to sign Harris.
    2-Lynch deal is team friendly and loaded with incentives.
    3-Mack is the DMVD, Carr a legit franchise QB. When you are the best at what you do, or one of the best, you get paid accordingly. They will both continue to improve and become even more valuable.

    4-This team has leaders all over the roster. Both young and old. And the emphasis has been on youth. Harris doesn’t make any real sense in Oaktown.

    Other than that you were right on the money.

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    So you are annointing a QB who has zero playoff wins as “on of the best” QBs in the league? Yeah…..ok

  27. pondbridge says: Jun 22, 2017 5:00 AM

    A pro’s pro who will go flat out to try to get his OWN ring in his two years with the Patriots. Great signing.

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