Pats sign Marcus Harrison

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The New England Patriots continue to add pieces along the defensive line.  They’ve announced the signing of defensive end Marcus Harrison.

Harrison, another guy with 4-3 experience exclusively at the NFL level, spent his first three seasons with the Bears.  In 2010, he appeared in 16 games and started nine.

A third-round pick in 2008, Harrison fell out of favor in Chicago due to perceived issues with his work ethic, something that likely kept him from being drafted even higher than 90th overall out of Arkansas.

To make room for Harrison, the Patriots released defensive back Philip Adams.

17 responses to “Pats sign Marcus Harrison

  1. We’ll see him as much as we’ve seen Mike Wright…I’m sure this is also in response to Wright going on IR.

    I’d like to see Anderson get more snaps as the few he’s had he seems to get after the QB the most on this team. Carter’s not bad but we are putrid in this category.

  2. “I’d like to see Anderson get more snaps as the few he’s had he seems to get after the QB the most on this team. ”

    This. This. This. Both Carter and Ellis are chronically ineffective against the pass.

  3. “perceived issues with his work ethic”? How about continuously showing up overweight and taking plays off when he does have an opportunity.

  4. Pats fans, this is payback for Merriwether. Anderson couldn’t produce opposite Peppers, so good luck.

    Maybe if they put the Bears and Pats defenses together they could make 1 good one.

  5. They brought in Mark Anderson from the Bears and that seems to be working out pretty well. They brought in Roosevelt Colvin from the Bears and that worked out really well too. The Patriots seem to be able to get the most out of Chicago Bears defenders.

  6. Rexismybff, they did win in 2006 at SD. Unlike the Jets, though, they don’t back into the playoffs. They’ve only played 5 road games since 2000.

  7. dino2997 says:Oct 14, 2011 2:45 PM

    “perceived issues with his work ethic”? How about continuously showing up overweight and taking plays off when he does have an opportunity.

    He’ll fit right in

  8. rexismybff—-

    Interesting so..who’s your QB? and let me check your record, 2-3………..Oh and the alst Super Bowl for the Jets, what Super Bowl III-67??

    Keep up the good work..

  9. pigskinswag says: Oct 14, 2011 2:48 PM

    They brought in Mark Anderson from the Bears and that seems to be working out pretty well. They brought in Roosevelt Colvin from the Bears and that worked out really well too. The Patriots seem to be able to get the most out of Chicago Bears defenders.
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    I hate the Bears and love Rosey to pieces but he was a stud for them (think he had over 10 sacks in his last year there) and solid for my Pats in a different role. I never could understand why they let him leave. He was still young and obviously a very good player. That’s normally the type of guy a team re-signs.

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