If Buffalo Bills head coach Rex Ryan is in the market for a linebacker following the trade of Kiko Alonso to Philadelphia, he won't be recruiting David Harris from his old digs: multiple reports indicate that Harris has decided to re-sign with the New York Jets.
David Harris stays with the Jets, per league source.— ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) March 6, 2015
Another big NY move: LB David Harris re-signs with Jets: 3 years, $21.5M, including $15 million fully guaranteed, per source.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 6, 2015
Harris had been linked to the Bills in free agency on Thursday by Jason La Canfora of CBSSports.com, although that may have simply been because Harris is a good football player that Ryan coached for the last six seasons.
The Bills traded Alonso on Tuesday, getting running back LeSean McCoy back in the process. They still have Nigel Bradham and Preston Brown on the roster - both were three-down players in 2014 under former defensive coordinator Jim Schwartz - and are really just in the market for, if anything, a two-down run defender at the position. (The guy who held that role last year, Brandon Spikes, is going to be a free agent, as well.)
Time will tell if the Bills do end up addressing linebacker in free agency, but for now, they're just fine.