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Ryan Harris | Tackle

Team: Houston Texans
Age / DOB:  (29) / 3/11/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 302
College: Notre Dame
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Texans re-signed OT Ryan Harris to a one-year contract.
Harris, 28, played in 16 games last season, starting two. Pro Football Focus graded him out positively as a pass blocker and in the screen game, but as a slight liability against the run. Harris is an athlete whose natural fit is in a zone-blocking scheme. He'll likely serve as solid depth behind Derek Newton at right tackle. Mon, Apr 8, 2013 05:48:00 PM

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Texans signed OT Ryan Harris, formerly of the Broncos.

Harris was released on Friday. He'll be returning to a zone-blocking scheme in Houston, and could be a legitimate threat to Derek Newton's right tackle job.
Sat, Sep 1, 2012 04:44:00 PM

Broncos signed OT Ryan Harris, formerly of the Eagles.

Harris, 27 in March, was released at final cuts in Philly with an injury settlement after undergoing back surgery. Following Chris Kuper's injury, Harris will serve as depth during what may be a short-lived Denver playoff run.
Mon, Jan 2, 2012 05:20:00 PM

The Vikings worked out free agent OT Ryan Harris on Thursday.

Harris was amongst the Eagles' final cuts last month after his ever troublesome back held him out for a majority of training camp. He'd provide solid depth along Minnesota's shaky offensive line if healthy, but there's currently little reason to believe he'd be able to stay on the field.
Thu, Oct 13, 2011 06:28:00 PM

Eagles released OT Ryan Harris and OG Reggie Wells.

Harris goes with an injury settlement after recent back surgery. We suspect he won't play this season. Wells is versatile, but a career journeyman.
Sat, Sep 3, 2011 06:18:00 PM

Eagles RT Ryan Harris underwent what the team considers a "successful" microdiscectomy on his troublesome back Monday.

Teams don't typically announce surgeries as "unsuccessful." The hope is that Harris' will fix the problems he's experienced for the last six years, dating back to Notre Dame. The Eagles have not provided a timetable for Harris to return, but the odds are against him being an early-season contributor. Todd Herramans will open the year on Mike Vick's blind side.
Mon, Aug 29, 2011 07:10:00 PM

Eagles RT Ryan Harris' back operation has been scheduled for Sunday.

The Eagles said on Friday that Harris would go under-the-knife "within the next week." It's looking doubtful Harris will be able to contribute in any meaningful way this season. Todd Herremans is currently ticketed as Michael Vick's Week 1 blindside protector.
Sat, Aug 27, 2011 12:58:00 PM

Eagles RT Ryan Harris will undergo back surgery "within the next week" and is out indefinitely.

The procedure will repair a herniated disc, but it's a long-term concern. Harris has undergone three known back surgeries in six years, dating back to his senior season at Notre Dame. His medical history is one of the major reasons the Eagles were able to sign Harris on the cheap this offseason. Harris threatens to be a total non-factor in Philly this year. So far, the Eagles' free-wheeling moves in free agency have yet to pay obvious dividends.
Source: CSN Philly
Fri, Aug 26, 2011 03:00:00 PM

Eagles RT Ryan Harris (back) has participated in just one practice and zero preseason games since signing on August 4.

Harris' back woes have his role and effectiveness in question. According to Paul Domowitch of the Philadelphia Daily News, "(Harris') chances of being any kind of a pass-protection factor this season are slim." Combined with Winston Justice's slow recovery from knee surgery, Michael Vick's blind side has become a major concern. Current starter King Dunlap is not the answer.
Fri, Aug 26, 2011 10:01:00 AM

Eagles RT Ryan Harris (back) returned to practice on Saturday.

Harris missed Philadelphia's second preseason game and nearly two weeks of practice. He has the talent to be the Eagles starter, but HC Andy Reid said on Saturday that he currently considers King Dunlap to be his starting right tackle. That will change if both Harris and Winston Justice can stay healthy.
Sat, Aug 20, 2011 01:05:00 PM

Ryan Harris (back) has now missed a full week of practice and will not play in the Eagles' second preseason game.

Harris' injury history is well documented and it's the main reason he hasn't become a dominant tackle in the NFL. With Winston Justice (knee) also sidelined, Michael Vick's blind side is a concern. Unreliable yet massive King Dunlap will start on Thursday.
Tue, Aug 16, 2011 10:22:00 AM

Eagles RT Ryan Harris missed Saturday's practice with back spasms.

"He's had work done on his back before, and so we're just going to make sure we check this thing out and just that it's right," said head coach Andy Reid. "Right now it looks like it's not too serious." Though Harris is set to enter the season as the team's starter on Michael Vick's blind side, the fragile veteran is a long shot to play all 16 games.
Sat, Aug 13, 2011 03:52:00 PM

The Philadelphia Daily News' Paul Domowitch believes it will be a "major shock" if newly acquired Ryan Harris isn't the starting right tackle in Week 1.

Incumbent right tackle Winston Justice is coming off offseason knee surgery and still hasn't been cleared to practice. Domowitch suggests that even if Justice is healthy, Harris will win the job as the better player. At the very least, the Eagles now have strong depth on their line after adding Harris, first-round pick Danny Watkins and free agent Evan Mathis this offseason.
Wed, Aug 3, 2011 09:09:00 AM

Eagles signed RT Ryan Harris to a one-year contract.

It's never a bad idea to lock up a starting-capable offensive lineman on the cheap. Harris, 26, will use this one-year deal to try to rehab his value and reenter the open market in 2012. Harris has missed 10 games due to injuries over the past two seasons, but he is an athletic blocker who will fit new OL coach Howard Mudd's scheme. The signing would seem to confirm concern that starting RT Winston Justice's knee isn't coming along quickly.
Tue, Aug 2, 2011 06:32:00 PM

Free agent RT Ryan Harris will take a "visit" with the Broncos Tuesday.

Harris has spent the first four seasons of his career with Denver, but needs to meet with the new regime headed by coach John Fox. Regardless, the Denver Post calls a signing a "likely nothing more than a formality." Harris would likely battle second-round rookie Orlando Franklin for the starting right tackle gig.
Source: Denver Post
Tue, Aug 2, 2011 08:42:00 AM

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