- Mike Rodak, ESPN Staff Writer
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FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- The Patriots have signed former Alabama linebacker Jerrell Harris to the practice squad.
The undrafted rookie, 23, started five games last season for Alabama, playing alongside Patriots first-round draft choice Dont'a Hightower. In 12 games, he had 2.5 tackles for a loss.
Harris (6-foot-3, 242 pounds) was in training camp with the Atlanta Falcons before being released during final cuts. He worked out for the Patriots on Sept. 4 and later spent time on the Jacksonville Jaguars' practice squad.