March 24, 2018

Texans Sign Offensive Tackle, Ryan Harris

The Denver Post is reporting the Houston Texans have agreed to sign free agent tackle Ryan Harris, who is familiar with the zone blocking scheme.  Harris was outright released by the Denver Broncos this off-season making him a free agent, and the 6’5″ 300 lbs. Harris has apparently found a new home.

After passing his physical on Sunday, the Texans and Harris have reached an agreement for him to join the team and become the 53rd and final piece of the roster heading into week one against the Miami Dolphins. Harris gives the Texans a veteran presence to back up second year player and first time starter at right tackle in Derek Newton.

The 5th year pro out of Notre Dame was drafted in 2007, in the 3rd round (70th overall), and helped then Broncos quarterback Jay Cutler to one of his best seasons as a professional in 2008. Plagued with back issues, Harris has had some issues staying healthy the past few seasons. Harris has played in 46 games starting 34 since 2007 and 2008 was the only season where he started 16.

The addition of Harris to the roster will give the Texans 53 total on their roster, and four offensive tackles with Duane Brown, Derek Newton, Andrew Gardner and now Harris.

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