James Harrison Stands Alone, Not With Patriots Teammates During National Anthem

FOXBORO, Mass. — James Harrison is making his New England Patriots debut Sunday against the New York Jets, but it didn’t look like he was a part of the team prior to kickoff.

As the teams stood for the playing of the national anthem at Gillette Stadium, the Patriots lined up along the sideline, but Harrison elected to stand near the bench behind his new teammates instead of next to them.

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While it is curious that Harrison wasn’t standing with his new compadres, it appears this is something the linebacker did when he was a member of the Pittsburgh Steelers as well, according to PennLive’s Jacob Klinger.

As for his on-field production, Harrison didn’t play during the Jets’ first offensive series in which they went three-and-out.

Thumbnail photo via Charles LeClaire/USA TODAY Sports Images

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