New team, same number.
On Wednesday, the Patriots announced that their newest addition in linebacker James Harrison will don No. 92 while helping the New England defense try to win its third Super Bowl in four years. 92 was previously worn by defensive end Geneo Grissom, but he has since surrounded the number to the elder statesman and will now wear No. 96.
Typically, there is some sort of gesture involved for the veteran/newbie to get his signature number, so it’ll be curious to see if there was anything that Harrison had to do to get No. 92 from Grissom.
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#Patriots jersey update:
James Harrison: 9️⃣2️⃣
Geneo Grissom: 9️⃣6️⃣
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Harrison has worn No. 92 since 2004 while putting up Hall of Fame caliber seasons in two stints with the Pittsburgh Steelers along with a brief appearance as a member of the Cincinnati Bengals in 2013. The 39-year-old landed in Foxboro after the Steelers released their longtime figurehead on defense during Christmas weekend.
After clearing waivers on Monday, Harrison met with the Patriots at Gillette Stadium on Tuesday and inked a one-year deal.
Immediately, Harrison fills a need on defense as New England was in great desperation for healthy pass rushers and the 6-foot, 275 pounder is as fresh as they come this time of year only playing 40 total snaps in 2017.