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Philadelphia Eagles News: Philly Waives Former Oregon Star Cliff Harris
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The Philadelphia Eagles have cut ties with undrafted free agent and former Oregon Ducks star cornerback Cliff Harris, according to the Eagles Insider Twitter feed.

After being dismissed from the Ducks program for a violation of team rules while already suspended, the All-American junior-to-be entered the draft instead of latching on with a smaller school and honing his craft.

Harris went undrafted in 2012 and was signed as a free agent by the Eagles on April 29, but he couldn’t distinguish himself against Philadelphia’s huge cornerback talent pool.

The former Oregon star finds himself a free agent once again.

 

What It Means

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While Harris was fantastic in college, he has always played bigger than his 5’11” frame would lead a team to believe, but he just couldn’t crack into the top half of the Eagles' tough cornerback competition.

That’s not a knock on Harris, but more of a testament to the depth and skill of the players already on the Eagles' roster at the cornerback position.

With All-Stars like Nnamdi Asomugha and Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie—not to mention a plethora of previous draft picks and veterans—there is no shame for the young star in getting cut.

Harris will find a new home. It’s just a matter of where.

 

What’s Next?

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With several teams across the NFL searching for depth at the cornerback position, Harris will not be a free agent for very long and should expect a heavy amount of calls about his status.

Teams like the Detroit Lions and the New York Giants need as much help as they can get at cornerback, so a guy with the upside of Harris will be a risk worth taking.

While the trouble he got into that cost him his college career will scare many teams, the All-American has the credentials to at least earn a tryout. If he proves he has matured, he will find a home before too long.

 

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