Harris getting cut not a surprise

August, 24, 2014
Aug 24
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- It’s not a surprise that cornerback Mike Harris was among the 11 players the Jaguars cut on Sunday.

The former Florida State standout has been a solid nickel cornerback for the Jaguars since former GM Gene Smith drafted him in the sixth round in 2012. He has 96 tackles, one interception and five pass breakups in three seasons.

But he is just not a fit for coach Gus Bradley’s defensive scheme. Bradley wants bigger corners with length, and the 5-foot-10, 188-pound Harris doesn’t measure up.

Harris is good enough to find a spot on another roster, though. He’s a pretty good special teams player -- he blocked a punt and returned it for a TD in 2012 -- and runs well.

The Jaguars are at 79 players and must cut four more by 4 p.m. EST on Tuesday.

The other Jaguars cuts on Sunday were WR Ramses Barden, LB Allen Bradford, C Antoine Caldwell, LS Charley Hughlett, LB Josh Hull, C Patrick Lewis, WR Kenny Shaw, FB Harvey Unga, S Joe Young, and DT David Carter (waived/injured).

Mike DiRocco | email

ESPN Jacksonville Jaguars reporter



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