Source: David Harris signs tender

Updated: February 24, 2011, 9:19 AM ET
By Adam Schefter | ESPN

New York Jets linebacker David Harris signed his franchise tender Wednesday night, becoming the third player to do so in the past 24 hours, a league source said.

Steelers linebacker LaMarr Woodley has signed his franchise tender. Panthers center Ryan Kalil has also signed his tender, a league source told Schefter. This comes at a time when the NFLPA has claimed the tags don't and won't exist. Harris' franchise number projects at between $10.1 and $10.5 million, depending on what the NFL determines, according to the source.

Harris is one of several key Jets the organization is trying to keep. Wide receivers Santonio Holmes, Braylon Edwards and Brad Smith and cornerback Antonio Cromartie are among Jets players with expiring contracts.

Head coach Rex Ryan and general manager Mike Tannenbaum will meet with the media on Thursday at the scouting combine in Indianapolis.

Adam Schefter is ESPN's NFL Insider. ESPNNewYork.com's Ohm Youngmisuk contributed to this report.

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