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Harrison was announced as the choice earlier today."Earlier today Isaiah Wynn Jerseys Stitched , former New England Patriots safety Rodney Harrison was announced as the team’s 2019 Hall of Fame selection. The 46-year-old, who spent six of his fifteen years in the NFL playing for the team, was the fans’ choice and will therefore receive the famed red jacket this summer alongside the senior committee’s pick, the late Leon Gray.Like Gray, Harrison was one of the best players his position had to offer during his time in New England. It is therefore not hard to see why he is this year’s Hall of Fame selection.Harrison was the quintessential PatriotIn the 2015 NFL Films documentary Do Your Job, Patriots staff member Ernie Adams pointed that there was “no such thing as a game-day player” and that practice was the foundation for success in the league. When it comes to Harrison, this certainly rings true: according to head coach Bill Belichick, he was the best practice player he ever coached — one that brought intensity to every session whether it was training camp or preparing for a playoff contest. Harrison did his job year-round.Harrison was all about winningAfter his release from the San Diego Chargers Youth Duke Dawson Jerseys , the Denver Broncos offered Harrison more money than the Patriots. On top of that, New England also had a pretty good and established strong safety on their roster already in Lawyer Milloy. However, Harrison did not shy away from the competition and ultimately decided to join the team with which he had the best chance of winning the title: he opted to go to New England. A pretty good decision, in hindsight.Harrison was a key member of two Super Bowl teamsAfter getting signed as a free agent, Harrison quickly became a core member of the Patriots’ early dynasty squads: between 2003 and 2008, Harrison was a vocal and emotional leader for New England’s defense and a team captain each year. Along the way, he helped the team win Super Bowls 38 and 39 — all while posting terrific numbers: Harrison registered six interceptions and a pair of sacks in the six playoff games leading to New England’s championships number two and three.Harrison was a tone-setterOn three separate occasions, Harrison was voted as the NFL’s dirties player — but his reputation does not properly reflect what he brought to the Patriots (and the Chargers before them): a perennial underdog Duke Dawson Jerseys Stitched , the former fifth-round draft pick set the tone for the entire defense by playing a physical, no-nonsense game. Harrison may have crossed the line numerous times, but he also exemplified the blue-collar attitude of the early-2000s Patriots teams.Harrison put up great numbersHarrison’s value to the team goes beyond the statistics, but they certainly cannot be ignored when speaking about his impact: appearing in a combined 72 regular season and playoff games, he registered 514 tackles, 15 interceptions — 7 of which in the postseason — and 11 sacks. Harrison’s versatility and knack for the football made him a difference-maker for the Patriots and undoubtably played a key role in getting him selected into the team’s Hall of Fame. New England sure knows how to turn undrafted rookies into contributors."One of the main reasons for the New England Patriots’ continued success over the past two decades is their ability to find quality contributors in unlikely places: from low-level trade acquisitions to late-round draft picks to unselected rookies — Bill Belichick and company have been outstanding at identifying players and helping them find roles on the team.Undrafted free agents are the prime example for this: the team has an active 15-year streak of at least one player that did not hear his name called during the draft make the opening day roster. Past starters such as Stephen Neal, Randall Gay, BenJarvus Green-Ellis Cheap N'Keal Harry Jersey , and Malcolm Butler have all started as undrafted rookies and produced impressive careers in New England and beyond.It is therefore no surprise that no club has more players named to Sports Illustrated’s recent NFL all-undrafted team: four members of the team who previously went undrafted find themselves listed, with a fifth getting originally signed by the Patriots after his college career had ended but is now playing elsewhere. Overall, the following players with tied to New England have made the 40-man squad:Four of the men to make the all-undrafted team were signed by the Patriots as free agents following the draft: the Patriots picked up Pro Bowler/Super Bowl hero Malcolm Butler in 2014, starting center and team captain David Andrews in 2015, cornerback Kenny Moore II two years later, and top-three corner J.C. Jackson last year.Andrews and Jackson have combined to appear in 87 games for New England and played considerable roles on last year’s championship squad. Moore was released during final cuts his rookie year before getting claimed off waivers by the Colts. He has played 33 games for the team and is one of its starting cornerbacks. Butler, of course, is a two-time world champion Womens N'Keal Harry Jersey , a starter in Tennessee, and famous for making one of the greatest plays in NFL history.James Develin and Michael Bennett, meanwhile, came to New England after their careers in the NFL had already begun. Develin came to the league via arena football and the now-defunct UFL as a free agent signing with the Cincinnati Bengals in 2010. Two years later, he joined the Patriots’ practice squad before becoming an integral member of the team’s offense — as well as a three-time Super Bowl champion.Bennett, on the other hand, already was an established player in the league before the Patriots acquired him via trade earlier this offseason. A three-time Pro Bowler and one-time world champion, the 2009 undrafted rookie made a name for himself in Tampa Bay before establishing himself as one of the NFL’s most disruptive defensive linemen on the ‘Legion of Boom’ Seattle Seahawks. Most recently with the Philadelphia Eagles N'Keal Harry Jersey Patriots , Bennett is expected to play a key role on New England’s defense in 2019.Bennett, Develin, Andrews, Jackson, Butler and Moore are among the best current examples of free agents finding success in the NFL — and also of how the stars of tomorrow might be the unheralded players of today.

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