Packers claim Chris Harper off waivers from 49ers


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, 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.

23 responses to “Packers claim Chris Harper off waivers from 49ers

  1. As a Pack fan, I would love to say its a great get. But the chances of taking a WR off another team’s practice squad and turning him into anything immediately productive other than on special teams is slim and none,….ooh looks like slim just left.

  2. Harper will be an asset – Packers understand player development and for the post-season when GB is completes it assault on the rest of the NFC and has to play the second and third best teams – the Seadorks and Whiners.

  3. dino2997 says: Oct 18, 2013 4:58 PM

    Desperation. Enough said

    You’re a jealous toad. nuff said!

  4. dino2997 says: Oct 18, 2013 4:58 PM

    Desperation. Enough said.

    Well, after last week’s game, the Packers had two healthy WRs on their 53 man roster. So, yea, there’s some desperation there. Promoting Myles White game them three WRs, but they definitely needed a fourth.

    I don’t know anything about this kid, but you can be assured that Ted Thompson did his due diligence when scouring for available WRs. This kid may not be ready to roll this week, but he’ll likely be able to contribute this season better than most other available receivers.

  5. 4greatestvikingever says: Oct 18, 2013 5:17 PM

    I hear T.O., Chad and Plaxico were hanging around the Lambeau Atrium all week looking for a hand out.

    I heard they call had cardboard signs

    TO’s said: “Will work for food”

    Chad’s: “I’m still open”

    I think Plax is on the Steelers IR though.

  6. And Vegas still has the Packers as a 10 point favorite this week. Don’t let all these moves scare you. The Packers will be ready to roll come Sunday.

  7. golforepar says:
    Oct 18, 2013 5:47 PM
    Desperation?? A couple get hurt so you sign a guy.
    If that’s hard to figure out. They have a book for you – Football for dummies!


    Don’t worry about Dino. He realizes his team isn’t anywhere near as the Packers, and he’s still crying over losing the NFC championship game back in 2010.

  8. Tokyo, Bears fans try to claim they are over that 2010 loss. Any REAL BEARS fans will never get over the Pack getting the George Halas trophy in Chicago! That was priceless!!

  9. Packers GM Ted Thompson is the king of not wanting to spend any money for a decent player. We don’t have to give the farm away, but we couldn’t do better then a PS player?? Bad call Ted…

  10. meh – idk…
    Seattle/San Fran aren’t loaded at reciever – so if they cut this kid… it’s like the Jags cutting a QB.

    I guess we just need bodies to put out there on the 46 man active list…. why not pick up an edge rusher for depth.

    We’ve got tight ends, just use a ton of heavy formations and such.

  11. He was on the 53 man roster, that’s why they had to release him, they didn’t cut him from the practice squad.

    Jordy and him are tight and workout together a lot so hopefully that will help with his development having a veteran friend at the same position. The dude is crazy talented and has great measurables, his athletic ability has held him back because in college both Oregon and k-state moved him around to different positions all the time including QB just trying to find a way to get the ball in his hands so he doesn’t have much experience or coaching as a WR.

    He’s a good fit for GB, they’ve had a lot of success with Cobb and Jordy, both guys who played other positions in college for some of their career and turned them into good NFL WRs, maybe they can do the same with Harper.

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