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Colts give Tommie Harris 1-year deal

Posted on: August 2, 2011 9:07 pm
Edited on: August 3, 2011 7:06 am
 
Posted by Ryan Wilson

For as much as the NFL Draft and free agency are about emerging young talents, either entering the league or getting that big second contract, it's also about veteran players coming to grips with the reality of a sport notorious for short, injury-filled careers.

It wasn't long ago that Tommie Harris was one of those emerging young talents. An undersized defensive tackle from Oklahoma who relied on his quickness to get into the backfield and disrupt an offense's rhythm, Harris was selected by the Bears with the 14th overall pick in the 2004 draft.

A three-time Pro Bowler and runner-up in Defensive Rookie of the Year voting, injuries slowed Harris in recent years and the Bears released him in February 2011.

On Tuesday, Harris agreed to terms on a one-year deal with the Colts, where he will play in a defense similar to the one the Bears ran during his time there. Harris also visited the Patriots, who eventually landed Albert Haynesworth for the NFL roster equivalent of a bag of doughnuts. (The going rate for a dozen Krispy Kremes? A fifth-rounder.)

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: January 16, 2012 8:39 pm
 

Colts give Tommie Harris 1-year deal



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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: December 26, 2011 9:23 am
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Since: Oct 7, 2011
Posted on: October 18, 2011 7:47 am
 

Colts give Tommie Harris 1-year deal

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Since: Dec 3, 2008
Posted on: August 3, 2011 11:27 am
 

Colts give Tommie Harris 1-year deal

If you think this is a steal then you don't watch much football in particular Bears footabll.




Since: Aug 1, 2011
Posted on: August 3, 2011 6:32 am
 

Colts give Tommie Harris 1-year deal

Very interesting that the Colt's sign him after he went to Foxboro and did not get an offer from Bill.  I think this is a much bigger risk reward scenario than Haynesworth.  Quite a reach by Indy.



Since: Jun 22, 2011
Posted on: August 3, 2011 6:21 am
 

Colts give Tommie Harris 1-year deal

This kid was a beast his first couple years....sure do miss his disruptive force.  Best of luck Mr. Harris....it's just too bad you can't knock Manning on his ass once in awhile.



Since: Sep 30, 2006
Posted on: August 2, 2011 11:18 pm
 

Colts give Tommie Harris 1-year deal

I wish Tommie Harris the best of luck in Indy!  He was a solid player for his 1st 4-5 yrs & it's too bad that he's fell off so much physically/stats.  



Since: Jul 9, 2011
Posted on: August 2, 2011 11:17 pm
 

Colts give Tommie Harris 1-year deal

Not a bad gamble for the Colts. Tommie Harris looked done to me in Chicago, but he was good not too long ago, so it's a cheap gamble worth taking.



Since: Nov 15, 2007
Posted on: August 2, 2011 10:08 pm
 

Colts give Tommie Harris 1-year deal

yeah but everyone looks worse in a bear's jersey



Since: Dec 2, 2007
Posted on: August 2, 2011 10:04 pm
 

Colts give Tommie Harris 1-year deal

Hey colts fans - just pay attention to how many times he falls during a game! Sometimes during a single play! He really spends more time on the ground than chasing defenders! He truly lost it!


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