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Draft Scout Ryan Harris News
12/09/12 - OT Ryan Harris was drafted by Denver in 2007. In 2008, he began a string of three consecutive seasons as a starter when he was healthy. In 2011, he signed with Philadelphia and was waived a month later. He sat out the 2011 regular season but re-signed with the Broncos for the playoffs. Denver waived him in September, and the Texans signed him to become the swing tackle after Rashad Butler went down with a season-ending triceps injury. Harris was reunited with his former Broncos offensive line coach, Rick Dennison, the Texans' offensive coordinator. Harris played well enough early in the season to rotate with right tackle Derek Newton, a two-year veteran starting for the first time. When Newton suffered a knee injury, Harris started the last two games. Based on his performance, the Texans would like to bring back Harris next season for the same role.
11/15/12 - OT Ryan Harris, the swing tackle, backs up Duane Brown and Derek Newton. Against the Bears, Harris was the short-yardage and goal-line tight end. Tight end Owen Daniels missed the game because of a back injury. Harris, who played his first four seasons with the Broncos under current Texans offensive coordinator Rick Dennison, was signed when Denver cut him before the season. He played well enough to get into a rotation system with Newton.
09/07/12 - OT Ryan Harris, signed after Denver cut him last week, has been reunited with offensive coordinator Rick Dennison. Dennison was Harris' line coach for three years at Denver, where they used the same zone blocking scheme the Texans use. Harris says he's much more comfortable in this scheme.
01/08/12 - OT Ryan Harris, signed after guard Chris Kuper suffered a season-ending leg injury, was inactive for the Broncos' first playoff game.
01/04/12 - OT Ryan Harris was added to the roster when Chris Kuper (leg) was placed on injured reserve. Harris was a starter for three seasons for Denver but opted to sign with Philadelphia last summer. He hurt his back and was later released in an injury settlement. Harris won't have a role this year in all likelihood, given the late signing, but he does have a contract through 2013 and will have a chance to earn a position as a reserve offensive tackle.