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Ryan Harris

Ryan Harris - #68 - T

Status Active
Height/Weight 6' 5"/ 300 lbs.
Birthday 03/11/1985
Birthplace Minneapolis, MN
College Notre Dame
Years played 6
Drafted 2007, 3rd round, 6th pick by Broncos

Mitchell vying to be Texans' top nose tackle

Posted March 18, 2011 @ 11:52 a.m. ET
Earl Mitchell, who could be the Texans' starting nose tackle next season, is working out on his own and watching Cowboys' DVDs with an eye on getting up to speed in Wade Phillips' 3-4 scheme. 

Packers solid NFC favorites in Nevada

Posted March 08, 2011 @ 11:36 a.m. ET
In his first offseason look at conference-title and Super Bowl odds, PFW's Mike Wilkening sees a case for the Packers being clear NFC favorites — and wonders if a long shot can't surprise in the AFC.

Texans add defensive assistant

Posted March 04, 2011 @ 4:03 p.m. ET
The Texans hired Bobby King as a defensive assistant, the team announced on Friday.

TE Daniels signs new deal with Texans

Posted March 03, 2011 @ 1:06 p.m. ET
Owen Daniels will remain a Texan for at least four more seasons after signing an extension Thursday.

AFC South free-agent preview

Posted March 03, 2011 @ 7 a.m. ET
With the owners and players mired in negotiations, the beginning of free agency is likely to be delayed. Yet, PFW examines the free-agent picture for each club, with the AFC South featured today.

Texans' Quin might move to free safety

Posted Feb. 27, 2011 @ 12:05 p.m. ET
Texans CB Glover Quin could be in the mix at free safety next season, head coach Gary Kubiak said at the NFL Scouting Combine. The Texans released Eugene Wilson, their starting free safety in 2010, on Feb. 18.

Report: Texans RB Foster has knee scoped

Posted Feb. 23, 2011 @ 3:08 p.m. ET
Texans RB Arian Foster underwent minor arthroscopic surgery on his right knee, according to PFW correspondent John McClain.

Texans waive veteran FS Wilson, four others

Posted Feb. 18, 2011 @ 4:43 p.m. ET
The Texans released five players Friday, including FS Eugene Wilson, who started 13 games last season.

AFC South 2010 season-in-review team reports

Posted Feb. 16, 2011 @ 9:18 a.m. ET
Texans RB Arian Foster exploded onto the NFL scene with 231 rushing yards and three touchdowns in a Week One win over the Colts. He went on to lead the league in rushing with 1,616 yards.

Four new coaches on Texans' staff

Posted Feb. 11, 2011 @ 4:50 p.m. ET
The Texans agreed to terms with four assistant coaches on Friday, including former Cowboys assistant Reggie Herring and ex-49ers secondary coach Vance Joseph.

Texans' return game sputtered in 2010

Posted Feb. 06, 2011 @ 7:26 p.m. ET
Its struggles may have been lost in a season defined by some draining losses and subpar defensive play, but the Texans' return game was far from a strength in 2010.

All-time greats and busts among defensive top picks

Posted Jan. 30, 2011 @ 12:51 p.m. ET
The NFList looks at the last seven defensive players selected No. 1 overall, dating back to DE Bruce Smith in 1985, and examines how they fared.

Texans' plans at nose tackle remain to be seen

Posted Jan. 22, 2011 @ 11:52 p.m. ET
One of the many questions facing the Texans in the transition from a 4-3 defense to a 3-4 is who will play nose tackle.

Diligence propelled Texans' Foster to breakout season

Posted Jan. 21, 2011 @ 2:12 p.m. ET
Texans RB Arian Foster is the winner of the Pro Football Weekly/PFWA 2010 Most Improved Player of the Year.

Texans FB Leach's physicality sets him apart

Posted Jan. 14, 2011 @ 12:29 p.m. ET
FB Vonta Leach's importance to the Texans' running game was not lost on Pro Bowl voters.

STATS, LLC PLAYER NEWS

Posted Nov. 14, 2009
Harris was put on injured reserve Wednesday with an injury to his right big toe.||||||| Harris dislocated his right big toe on Nov. 1 at Baltimore and missed four games. He aggravated the injury in the first quarter Sunday at Kansas City in his first action since getting hurt and medical tests this week revealed bone and ligament damage. Tyler Polumbus will replace Harris in the starting lineup as he did during the month he was sidelined.
Posted Oct. 02, 2009
Harris is questionable for Sunday's game against Dallas with a shoulder injury.||||||| Tyler Polumbus took over for Harris in the second half of last week's game against Oakland.
Posted Oct. 24, 2008
According to the Denver Post, Harris was fined $5,000 for his actions during Monday's 41-7 loss at New England.||||||| Harris' unnecessary roughness penalty occurred while New England was recovering an Andre Hall fumble in the first quarter.
Posted Aug. 18, 2007
According to the Denver Post, Harris will be out four to six weeks after undergoing back surgery Wednesday.||||||| The procedure was meant to alleviate pain caused by pinched nerves along Harris' spinal cord. Harris, a rookie out of Notre Dame, underwent back surgery to repair a herniated disc in July 2006 and started the Fighting Irish's season opener five weeks later. The third-round pick is expected to spend his rookie year learning from veteran left tackle Matt Lepsis.
Posted July 26, 2007
The Broncos signed Harris, a third-round pick, to a four-year deal Thursday.||||||| Harris, an offensive tackle, was the 70th overall pick in April. A four-year starter at Notre Dame, the 6-foot-5, 292-pound Harris started his final 37 games at left tackle after switching over from right tackle, a position he played as a freshman.

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