David Harris 'The Hitman' News Update: Jet's Linebacker's Consecutive Starts Streak End At 121 [VIDEO]

By Richard Baylon, Parent Herald October 19, 06:41 am
David Harris #52 of the New York Jets tackles Christine Michael #32 of the Seattle Seahawks in the first half at MetLife Stadium on October 2, 2016 in East Rutherford, New Jersey.
(Photo : Al Bello / Staff)

Injuries are both the worst enemy and the most horror event that could happen to the immense athletes of all generations. It can bring the rising superstar into the deepest ground on the field and left the career in its terror. The New York Jets' middle linebacker David Harris or also know by the Hitman after suffered a hamstring injury last week.

 According to New York Daily News, "The linebacker was inactive for the Jets' 28-3 loss to the Cardinals at the University of Phoenix Stadium because of a hamstring injury he suffered last weekend. Harris did not practice at all this week. Before Monday, David Harris had made 121 straight starts, the sixth-longest active streak in the NFL and the longest of any linebacker."

After David Harris has been picked by New York Jets on Oct. 28, 2007, he recorded his first NFL start, making 17 tackles and 1 sack in Week 8 against the Buffalo Bills. He started in place of injured LB Jonathan Vilma, and made 24 tackles the following week against the Washington Redskins. In 2007, David Harris was named NFL's Defensive Rookie of the Month for November 2007.

On March 6, 2015, the Jets re-signed David Harris to a three-year $21.5 million contract, with $15 million guaranteed. In 16 starts, he made 108 tackles with 4.5 sacks, 4 passes defended, and 2 forced fumbles.

David Harris hadn't missed a game since 2008, which is his second year in the league. According to NBCSports, the Hitman streak believes was to be the longest active consecutive starts streak for an NFL linebacker and the second-longest for any defensive player, behind only Cowboys cornerback Brandon Carr's 134 straight starts and it seems that the New York Jets is putting First-round pick Darron Lee is the likely starter in place of Harris the Hitman of New York Jets.

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