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Ex-Steelers star Harrison signs with Patriots

Former Pittsburgh Steelers star James Harrison has signed with the New England Patriots.

The Patriots announced the move Tuesday, three days after Harrison’s unceremonious departure from Pittsburgh.

The 39-year-old linebacker posted a photo of himself with 40-year-old quarterback Tom Brady in New England’s locker room on his Instagram account, writing that he finally has a teammate “that’s older than me!”

FILE – In this Oct. 8, 2017 file photo, Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Harrison walks the sidelines as his team plays against the Jacksonville Jaguars in an NFL football game in Pittsburgh. The New England Patriots signed Harrison, Tuesday, Dec. 26, 2017, after he was released on Saturday by the Steelers. (AP Photo/Fred Vuich, File)

Harrison visited the Patriots after clearing waviers and becoming a free agent following his release by Pittsburgh.

To make room on their roster, the Patriots released linebacker Trevor Reilly.

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FILE - In this Dec. 17, 2017 file photo, Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Harrison arrives at Heinz Field for an NFL football game against the New England Patriots in Pittsburgh. The Patriots signed Harrison, Tuesday, Dec. 26, 2017, after he was released on Saturday by the Steelers. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic, File)

FILE – In this Dec. 17, 2017 file photo, Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Harrison arrives at Heinz Field for an NFL football game against the New England Patriots in Pittsburgh. The Patriots signed Harrison, Tuesday, Dec. 26, 2017, after he was released on Saturday by the Steelers. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic, File)

FILE - In this Dec. 23, 2017 file photo, Pittsburgh Steelers' James Harrison takes part in the NFL football team's afternoon practice in Pittsburgh. The New England Patriots signed Harrison, Tuesday, Dec. 26, 2017, after he was released on Saturday by the Steelers. (Peter Diana/Post-Gazette via AP, File)

FILE – In this Dec. 23, 2017 file photo, Pittsburgh Steelers’ James Harrison takes part in the NFL football team’s afternoon practice in Pittsburgh. The New England Patriots signed Harrison, Tuesday, Dec. 26, 2017, after he was released on Saturday by the Steelers. (Peter Diana/Post-Gazette via AP, File)

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