#Eagles waive CB Cliff Harris. Four more moves must be made by Monday 4 PM— Eagles Insider (@EaglesInsider) August 26, 2012
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
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.
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.
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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