Multiple sources around the New York Jets organization have reported a long term deal with inside linebacker David Harris should be completed in the next couple of days. Harris also sounded confident today when speaking with the media, saying he believed the process was near complete. He is currently the team's franchise player but we have heard all along they planned on locking him down for the long term as the last piece of their "core four" along with Nick Mangold, D'Brickashaw Ferguson, and Darrelle Revis. Harris forms one of the league's better inside linebacker duos with Bart Scott.
Signing Harris to a long term deal will also provide immediate cap relief to the Jets for this year, who could look to improve their depth at linebacker, offensive line, safety, or wide receiver. There is also still a chance they could look to bring veteran defensive end Shaun Ellis or Trevor Pryce.