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Former first-rounder Kwame Harris apparently retiring

Former first-round pick Kwame Harris was better at committing penalties than blocking defensive linemen during five years with the 49ers.  Harris spent last year out of the NFL after an 11-start, 2008 season in Oakland.

Now, according to Aaron Wilson of the Carroll County Times, Harris “is apparently retiring.”
Released Thursday by the UFL’s Florida Tuskers, Harris is expected to call it quits after appearing in 86 career NFL games, including 55 starts. The 26th overall pick in the 2003 NFL Draft, Harris was a major disappointment in the pros.
Harris was replaced on the Jay Gruden-coached Tuskers’ roster by former Steelers offensive guard Darnell Stapleton.
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15 Responses to “Former first-rounder Kwame Harris apparently retiring”
  1. Big M says: Jul 15, 2010 11:48 AM

    Sad to see the end of a record setting career.
    Only player in league history with more false starts than career starts.

  2. 4evrnyt says: Jul 15, 2010 11:51 AM

    Word to the wise…never draft an NFL lineman whos main hobby is playing the piano.

  3. toddyarbroughjr says: Jul 15, 2010 11:51 AM

    This guy is barely 30 and he’s calling this a retirement? This is more like a career change. Just because you got the rare chance to play football for a living for 6 years and didn’t live up to anyones expectations doesn’t mean you get to go out in glory and call it your retirement. Hope his next job choice is something that doesn’t have very many rules, as he obviously wasn’t very good at remembering the ones in the NFL!

  4. TheOne says: Jul 15, 2010 11:53 AM

    In other news….
    Who cares about this, post something we would all care about.

  5. robert ethen says: Jul 15, 2010 11:54 AM


  6. jb10 says: Jul 15, 2010 11:54 AM

    yet another reason for a salary cap.
    good luck in the future.

  7. myeaglescantwin says: Jul 15, 2010 12:00 PM

    hahahah solid burn

  8. rolltide says: Jul 15, 2010 12:05 PM

    This is like when Ryan Leaf “retired”. Thanks for all the memories from your HOF career, Kwame. I guess eventually you have to hang up the cleats.

  9. mrbjax says: Jul 15, 2010 12:15 PM

    Kwame Harris = Born offside

  10. robert ethen says: Jul 15, 2010 12:22 PM

    He’ll no longer have to put up with his teammates scratching “Kwummy Harris” on all his equipment with a Sharpie.

  11. CookieFlash says: Jul 15, 2010 12:40 PM

    Even the UFL didn’t want him…thats bad.

  12. DcNinerFan says: Jul 15, 2010 12:42 PM

    The revolving door finally quits. Too bad we couldn’t have traded him to the Redskins like Brandon Lloyd and fleeced them again…

  13. Pantherfan10 says: Jul 15, 2010 2:06 PM

    He’s not retireing, hes graduating?

  14. numberfour says: Jul 15, 2010 2:23 PM

    no one named kwame ever works out in their job.

  15. Ray Guy says: Jul 15, 2010 9:34 PM

    Thankfully another dreg meets the dung heap.

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