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Chris Harper | Wide Receiver | #83

Team: Unsigned Free Agent
Age / DOB:  (26) / 9/10/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 228
College: Kansas State
Drafted: 2013 / Rd. 4 (123) / SEA
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Packers waived WR Chris Harper, S Charles Clay, CB Antonio Dennard, LB Korey Jones, FB Ina Liaina, QB Chase Rettig, and WR Gerrard Sheppard.
Harper is the biggest name. He was the 123rd pick in last year's draft by the Seahawks. The Packers are deep at receiver, so Harper never really stood a chance of making the 53-man roster. All seven are practice-squad eligible. Sun, Aug 24, 2014 01:10:00 PM

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Packers declared WR Chris Harper, QB Aaron Rodgers, RB Kahlil Bell, LB Nate Palmer, OL Marshall Newhouse, DL C.J. Wilson, and DL Jerel Worthy inactive for Week 14 against the Falcons.

Matt Flynn will start at quarterback, with Scott Tolzien behind him.
Sun, Dec 8, 2013 11:45:00 AM

The Packers confirmed they'll use Chris Harper as a wide receiver.

The 49ers tried to turn Harper into an H-back before waiving him last week. The Packers put in a claim for the fourth-round rookie out of Kansas State. Harper contributed eight snaps on special teams against the Browns and will now try to get up to speed in the receiver playbook. He'll battle Myles White on the thinned-out depth chart.
Tue, Oct 22, 2013 09:07:00 AM

Packers claimed WR/TE Chris Harper off waivers from the 49ers.

The Niners tried turning Harper into a Delanie Walker-like fullback, but the Packers will likely move him back to wideout due to their array of receiver injuries. Harper was the 123rd overall pick in April's draft.
Fri, Oct 18, 2013 04:29:00 PM

49ers waived TE/WR Chris Harper.

A fourth-round pick of the Seahawks in April's draft, this is the second time in six weeks that Harper's been waived. He had yet to be active for the 49ers. Standing in at 6-foot-1, 229 pounds with 4.55 speed, it's possible Harper will end up a "tweener" without a true NFL position.
Thu, Oct 17, 2013 04:41:00 PM

The 49ers reportedly envision converted WR Chris Harper "in the Delanie Walker mold."

Harper scored a 33 on the Wonderlic exam, and the 49ers believe he can handle multiple roles and a variety of positions. Harper and Walker aren't much different in terms of build, and the former has more straight-line speed. The Niners will attempt to develop Harper for a season before trying him on offense.
Mon, Sep 2, 2013 04:04:00 PM

CSN Bay Area's Matt Maiocco believes the 49ers are converting recently signed WR Chris Harper to tight end.

Although he lacks ideal height, Harper is built like a tight end at 6-foot-1, 229 pounds, while his 4.55 speed isn't prohibitive for a receiver, but is far better for a tight end. Strong handed, Harper did his best work after the catch at Kansas State. It's an idea that might not stick, but would seem to be worth trying after Seattle made Harper the rare fourth-round pick to get cut. Either way, Harper will likely be limited to special teams if he manages to keep his roster spot.
Mon, Sep 2, 2013 03:16:00 PM

49ers signed WR Chris Harper off the Seahawks' practice squad.

The fourth-round rookie out of Kansas State was surprisingly beaten out by Jermaine Kearse and Stephen Williams for a roster spot in Seattle. Now Harper will slide in as the sixth man in the 49ers' undistinguished receiver room. He'll have to show well in order to stay on the roster once Mario Manningham (knee) and Michael Crabtree (Achilles') get healthy.
Mon, Sep 2, 2013 09:41:00 AM

Seahawks signed WR Chris Harper to their practice squad.

In a surprise, Harper passed through waivers despite being the 123rd overall pick in April's draft. In Seahawks camp, the Kansas State alum couldn't beat out Jermaine Kearse or Stephen Williams for a 53-man roster spot.
Sun, Sep 1, 2013 04:12:00 PM

Seahawks waived WR Chris Harper.

It's just the latest example of "everyone competes" in Seattle, but it's still extremely unusual for a team to cut ties with a fourth-round pick after only four months. Harper was badly out-played by second-year UDFA WR Jermaine Kearse, however, and it cost him his roster spot. The Seahawks will now try to stash Harper on the practice squad, but there's a strong chance he'll get claimed. Standing in at 6-foot-1, 229 pounds, Harper posted a 4.55 40-yard dash and 35.5-inch vertical leap at the Combine. He also recorded the highest Wonderlic of any receiver.
Sat, Aug 31, 2013 07:31:00 PM

The Seattle Times doesn't project fourth-round WR Chris Harper to make the Seahawks' final roster.

Harper is the No. 6 receiver in Seattle at the moment, and that doesn't include Percy Harvin (hip, PUP). Harper has the prototypical build of a red-zone/possession receiver at 6-foot-1, 229, but he lacks separation skills. He has just three catches for 23 yards this preseason. Jermaine Kearse and Stephen Williams have out-produced him. Harper will surely be kept on the practice squad if he passes through waivers. He'll see plenty of work Thursday night.
Thu, Aug 29, 2013 04:34:00 PM

Seahawks coach Pete Carroll praised fourth-round WR Chris Harper Wednesday.

"He’s learning fast, he’s a real smart kid," Carroll said. "He has improved right before our eyes in the things he was going earlier that he picked up on. He’s doing a good job and we expect to see get the ball and do some things in (Friday's preseason opener)." A load of a man at 6-foot-1, 229 pounds, Percy Harvin's injury has increased Harper's odds of getting on the field as a rookie, but we still wouldn't expect him to see many snaps behind incumbent X receiver Golden Tate. Doug Baldwin will man the slot.
Wed, Aug 7, 2013 04:26:00 PM

Seahawks signed fourth-round WR Chris Harper to a four-year contract.

The Seahawks' coaching staff is projecting Harper as a future "X" receiver, a position currently manned by Golden Tate. Tate is entering a contract year, so Harper could ascend to the starting role as soon as 2014 if he shows well in practice as a rookie. In games, he'll be fighting for snaps on special teams.
Fri, May 10, 2013 02:47:00 PM

Seahawks coach Pete Carroll envisions fourth-round WR Chris Harper as an outside "X" receiver.

Golden Tate is Seattle's incumbent X. Harper probably won't overtake him as a rookie, but Tate is entering a contract year. "We don’t see him as a slot guy," Carroll said of Harper. "We see him as an outside receiver. He’s got some real special qualities that we’ll learn and make use of. But we’ll see him mostly at X." Harper figures to focus on playing special teams as a rookie.
Sun, Apr 28, 2013 05:58:00 PM

Seahawks selected Kansas State WR Chris Harper with the No. 123 overall pick.

It's another great value pick by GM John Schneider. Harper (6-foot 3/4, 229) was Collin Klein's go-to guy in 2012, catching 58 balls for 857 yards (14.8 YPR) and three touchdowns. The stats weren't sensational in K-State's mind-numbing run-first offense, but Harper is a highly physical receiver with big (9 3/4") strong hands and impressive tape, winning at the catch point with strength. Drawing some Anquan Boldin comparisons, Harper ran 4.55 at the Combine with a 35.5-inch vertical and 20 bench-press reps. Harper lacks true separation skills, but projects as a classic Z receiver. He'll play special teams as a rookie and fight for wideout snaps in a year or three.
Sat, Apr 27, 2013 01:23:00 PM

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