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Nick Harris

Nick Harris - #5 - P

Status Inactive
Height/Weight 6' 2"/ 218 lbs.
Birthday 07/23/1978
Birthplace Phoenix, AZ
College California
Years played 13
Drafted 2001, 4th round, 25th pick by Broncos

Lions' special-teams coverage again an issue to watch

Posted Sept. 29, 2012 @ 2:12 p.m. ET
The Lions' special-teams coverage was victimized by some bad luck in a loss at Tennessee, but it was also outexecuted. 

Lions place P Graham on I.R.

Posted Sept. 25, 2012 @ 6:54 p.m. ET
The Lions placed P Ben Graham on injured reserve and signed veteran P Nick Harris.

Panthers cut PK Mare, P Harris

Posted Aug. 27, 2012 @ 2:56 p.m. ET
The Panthers made several moves Monday in order to reduce the active roster to 75 players, including the release of PK Olindo Mare.

Panthers sign P Harris

Posted May 08, 2012 @ 9:57 a.m. ET
The Panthers signed veteran P Nick Harris on Tuesday.

Jaguars waive two punters

Posted April 29, 2012 @ 3:14 p.m. ET
After using a third-round pick on a punter, the Jaguars released punters Nick Harris and Spencer Lanning.

Turk signing by Jaguars was doomed from beginning

Posted Oct. 14, 2011 @ 2:55 p.m. ET
The Jaguars parted ways with 43-year-old P Matt Turk on Oct. 12. The way we hear it, signing him to begin with was a mistake.

Jaguars swap punters

Posted Oct. 11, 2011 @ 4:56 p.m. ET
The Jaguars signed P Nick Harris on Tuesday and released 43-year-old P Matt Turk.


Posted Sept. 25, 2012
The Detroit Lions have signed punter Nick Harris after Ben Graham hurt his left calf during last weekend's 44-41 overtime loss to the Tennessee Titans. The Lions put Graham on injured reserve Tuesday||||||| Detroit kicker Jason Hanson punted three times in Graham's place during Sunday's game, but the Lions decided that wasn't anything more than a short-term solution. They brought back Harris, who was with the Lions from 2003-10 and punted for the Jacksonville Jaguars in 2011.
Posted May 08, 2012
The Panthers have signed Harris to compete with rookie Brad Nortman. Harris signed a one-year deal.||||||| The 6-foot-2, 218-pound Harris is an 11-year NFL veteran and played in 11 games with Jacksonville last season. He averaged 42.7 yards per punt. Since beginning his NFL career with Cincinnati in 2001, Harris has placed 239 of his 876 career punts inside the 20-yard line. He spent seven seasons with Detroit and remains the Lions' leader in punts (627) and punting yards (27,073).
Posted Oct. 11, 2011
The Jaguars signed Harris to replace a struggling Matt Turk.||||||| Harris has played in 159 games since entering the league as a fourth-round draft pick in 2001. He has a 42.5-yard average on 804 punts. He spent the last seven seasons with the Lions. Turk ranked near the bottom of the league in punting. His performance Sunday against Cincinnati was one of his worst in 16 seasons. He had punts of 32, 23 and 22 yards in the second half, the last two into a stiff wind. The 22-yard punt led to the Bengals' winning touchdown.