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Texans cut 2011 second-round pick Brandon Harris


Another recent Texans draft pick has been sent packing.

Cornerback Brandon Harris, a 2011 second-round draft pick, was cut by the Texans today, according to James Palmer of CSN Houston.

Bad draft picks have plagued the Texans in recent years, and Harris is a prime example: When you draft a player in the second round, you expect him to be a starter. Harris is released having never started a game in Houston.

Harris, who played his college football at the University of Miami, is a talented enough athlete that some team may decide to give him a second chance in the NFL. But his first chance, in Houston, has ended as a major disappointment.

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22 Responses to “Texans cut 2011 second-round pick Brandon Harris”
  1. smedleybumchuckle says: Aug 29, 2014 11:04 PM

    And they say the Raiders are the only team that drafts busts.

    One Nation!

  2. h0nkeyshavenolips says: Aug 29, 2014 11:11 PM

    Bill O’brian will be gone after this year for another screwed up draft day. I cannot believe he elected to not trade up one spot for Teddy B or even draft Derek Carr. We have nothing to look forward to.

  3. drglory says: Aug 29, 2014 11:12 PM

    If the Texans don’t win 9 games, which would be a miracle, Rick Smith has to be fired.

  4. mrbigass says: Aug 29, 2014 11:25 PM

    Sad but true. If he wasn’t gettin’ smoked he was a flag magnet. Now if we could get the other flag magnet Kareem sent out the door….

  5. catquick says: Aug 29, 2014 11:46 PM

    Rex Ryans on the phone

  6. general1santa1hannah1montana says: Aug 30, 2014 12:07 AM

    Jackson isn’t a flag magnet, check your stats. He’s also likely to be one of the Texans’ premier corner backs next season, as J-Jo isn’t living up to his 12.5 mil/year contract. We got rid of Harris and McCain this offseason, that should reduce our penalties substantially.

    Also, why would BO’B be fired after a single year for not drafting a QB in Rd 1? If anything that’s on Rick Smith. Bridgewater has done nothing to unseat Cassell, I’ll say that again, he can’t even unseat Matt Cassell. Carr did well against second and third string seahawks, but let’s face it, he wouldn’t be welcome with open arms in Houston. That’s not how you want a rookie to start his career.

  7. 4thqtrsaint says: Aug 30, 2014 12:12 AM

    Bill O’Brian will not get fired after this year. The Texans have Clowney & Watts now. You’ll thank him after next year.
    I think the idea is to build a stout D & run the ball. The Texans will get a QB next year.
    Just give the man some time. Year 1 of any program is pretty rough. Some teams surprise in year one, but usually its because the roster they inherit is good to begin with.
    I see the Texans around 7-9.

  8. leque4 says: Aug 30, 2014 12:20 AM

    Bum Bust

  9. sparty0n says: Aug 30, 2014 12:33 AM

    Looks like the perfect waiver claim for the Lions. Not that he will help. But they will claim him anyway.

  10. 34defense2014 says: Aug 30, 2014 12:51 AM

    Hmm, I have a feeling the Jets well be a callin?

  11. afcdomination says: Aug 30, 2014 1:38 AM

    Texans are wasting a year with fitz. I don’t get it. really felt they were going to go get a QB. I love when my team gets fitz. he is fun for a D

  12. omeimontis says: Aug 30, 2014 1:59 AM

    Another bad draft pick, Jadeveon Clowney.

  13. mungman69 says: Aug 30, 2014 2:13 AM

    The Colts, Eagles and Patriots will win their divisions easily while the Seahawks could breeze in also. That leaves Denver with a great chance to win their division and the Saints, ditto. Green Bay and Cincy round it out.

  14. houfan777 says: Aug 30, 2014 2:34 AM

    @hOnkeyshavenolips) Bill O’Brien will not be fired due to what you just said.It is very very unlikely he will be fired since he’s a new dang coach and it’s the GMs fault when it comes to draft picks.You need to calm down and know that there is next years (2015 ) draft. It is filled with good Qbs and most likely even better than the last class. Also @drglory If the Texans win 9 games? I’m sorry but that is a poor way of evaluating to keep at GM or not.Plus, your standards are too high, fans need to learn this might take up this year to be back in contention. Either way, I don’t really care for Rick Smith.Fire if you want or don’t.He did ger us JJ Watt instead of the bum Nick Fairlt everybody urged the Texans to get

  15. pglht says: Aug 30, 2014 3:37 AM

    not a surprise

  16. adamd1981 says: Aug 30, 2014 4:42 AM

    I don’t know why everyone thinks the Texans should have reached for a QB in the last draft. None of these guys were an Andrew Luck / Peyton Manning franchise QB. They made that mistake in their very first draft passing on Julius Peppers and taking David Carr, look where that ended up.

    The Texans couldn’t afford to give up a lot of their picks to trade up because they need to draft guys to fill out their roster.

    I think they can get one of the QBs next year (Winston, Mariotta, Hundley) who would be better choices than this years class.

  17. dcapettini says: Aug 30, 2014 7:06 AM

    If the only way to win a Super Bowl is to have an “elite” QB, then how is it that the Ravens have 2 Lombardis in Baltimore behind Flacco and Dilfer? The Giants have won 2 behind Eli. These guys played very well and deserve what they won but they are not and were not “saviors”. Fans are idiots.

  18. jman2020 says: Aug 30, 2014 7:12 AM

    Kareem isn’t that bad given a corner cnt do anything but run beside the WR these days

  19. evansvc says: Aug 30, 2014 7:31 AM

    Bring this guy out of retirement…..
    Vince Young,… He can still play at a HIGH level,…. His NFL won/loss record right now is 31-19 as a starting quarterback… He has playoff experience … He’s a 2 time Pro-Bowler… He was voted 2006 NFL Rookie of the Year…..
    The NFL is all about “WINS and LOSSES”…. and Vince can WIN…………
    Bring in Vince Young “NOW”… Evaluate him, if he’s good enough sign him… You will have to guarantee his contract….

  20. alonestartexan says: Aug 30, 2014 8:05 AM

    Here’s the problem with the fans in Houston..

    The Oilers had guys like Blanda, Stabler, Pastorini, and Moon at QB. The Oilers won the first two AFL Championships and posted winning records and/or playoffs 5 times in the 60’s, 4 times in the 70’s, 4 times in the 80’s, and 4 times in the 90’s before the team split to Tennessee.

    The team had 8 hall of famers, it had Bum Phillips, Luv Ya Blue, the Tyler Rose, The House of Pain, and the Run N Shoot. The fans, (i.e. taxpayers) didn’t want to build Bud Adams a new play pen (even though the Astrodome was built for baseball, had one of the smallest capacities in the NFL, and was 31 years old, much older than most teams stadiums before they demand a new one.) They allowed him to leave and take his team with him.

    Enter the Texans in 2002, the team was lousy, the entire city did nothing but make fun of them, then they posted a couple winning seasons and everyone in the city loves them. They crash and burn last year and now every fan cries and whines about the QB situation. You can’t just draft any stiff to play QB, it’s a decision that lasts at least half a decade. Bridgewater, Manziel, and Carr weren’t worth it. Bortles, IMHO would have been worth it, but there’s NO WAY the Texans could have passed on either Clowney or Mack at #1. Championships are built on Defense and the Texans needed a bit of an overhaul on defense.

    Texans fans, just chill out and the franchise QB will come along.

  21. tedmurph says: Aug 30, 2014 8:50 AM

    The Texans were gonna pick Garoppolo at the top of the 3rd rnd. They didn’t think the Pats would use a 2nd rnd pk on him. He’s gonna be a star.

  22. derrettj1 says: Aug 30, 2014 2:09 PM

    Is everyone forgetting that the texans were 12-4 in 2012, with winning records the two prior seasons as well? There is something to be said for that. Rick Smith, not Bill O’Brien, should be the one on the chopping block. This year we will get back to relying on run game and defense to open up a few passing opportunities. Don’t be surprised if the texans are in wildcard contention.

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