Napoleon Harris to visit Detroit

October, 14, 2008
10/14/08
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Posted by ESPN.com's' Kevin Seifert
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Tuesday was a busy day for the Detroit Lions. They placed their starting quarterback on injured reserve, traded one of their best players and now are planning to host linebacker Napoleon Harris on a visit.

Harris was released Tuesday by Kansas City. Since then, according to Judd Zulgad of the Star Tribune, Harris has spoken with representatives of two NFC North teams: the Lions and Minnesota. The Vikings have an opening at Harris' old position -- E.J. Henderson is out for the season and backup David Herron is nursing multiple injuries -- but it appears Harris will test the waters in Detroit first.

Harris can play middle or outside linebacker in the Tampa-2 defense, and the Lions could use help at both positions. Ernie Sims is locked in as one starter, but the Lions aren't thrilled with the play of Paris Lenon in the middle or Alex Lewis on the outside.

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