If you’re going to get fired by a pair of teams and play for a third in the first two months of your pro career, you could do a lot worse than following the Chris Harper plan.
According to Bill Williamson of ESPN.com, the rookie wide receiver was claimed off waivers by the Packers today.
That gives the Packers some reinforcement at a thin position, with Randall Cobb and James Jones injured (Jones is questionable, Cobb’s on injured reserve/designated for return). They were down to three healthy wideouts before Harper’s addition: Jordy Nelson, Jarrett Boykin and Myles White.
For Harper, it keeps him playing for good teams. He was a fourth-round pick of the Seahawks before being released in final cuts and claimed by the 49ers. But he was inactive for all six games with San Francisco.