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Texans re-sign Ryan Harris

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After Rashard Butler got hurt before last season, the Texans took a chance on signing tackle Ryan Harris even though he wasn’t healthy enough to play at all during the 2011 season.

The move paid off well enough as Harris rotated in at right tackle for Derek Newton during most games last season and started a pair of them when Newton was injured. The right side of the line was not a great strength for the Texans last season, but Harris did well enough to remain on the depth chart for another year.

That’s just what he’ll be doing. The Texans announced that they have re-signed Harris, who could be in line for first-team reps during OTAs with Newton recovering from knee surgery and more than that if he can stay healthy.

Harris played 16 games in 2012 for just the second time in his career and his injury history kept him from nailing down a long-term role with the Broncos. Harris started 34 games across three years, but the Broncos opted for a bit more certainty than he was able to provide because of all the aches and pains.

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4 Responses to “Texans re-sign Ryan Harris”
  1. arrowdead says: Apr 9, 2013 12:21 PM

    i remember dude on MTV’s true life when he was deciding to go to notre dame

  2. dalucks says: Apr 9, 2013 12:50 PM

    I would have preferred that the Texans use a 3rd and 4th round pick on Arkansas Pine Bluff OT Terron Armstead and Tennessee OG Dallas Thomas to improve the OL with a bigger, more physical and athletic type of offensive linemen.
    They could have resigned Harris after the draft if they did not draft Armstead and Thomas. This was a little premature. It is not like Harris took the starting RT job from Derek Newton.

  3. 23chameleons says: Apr 9, 2013 12:58 PM

    They’ll definitely be drafting more O line help, but hopefully after WR, LB & DT.

  4. curtdog63 says: Apr 10, 2013 1:02 AM

    Im starting to think the whole DT talk is becoming more cliché then anything. I personally think Earl Mitchell played pretty good, I didn’t see teams just running down our throats, if anything the lack of Cush in the middle maybe was the reason if anything.

    The real problem is that boring predictable offense and Kub lack of scrotums. A long with Matt Schaub old man legs and noodle arm and baby rabbit heart. I love the texans but im no fool either, with those two we will never win big.

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