The New Orleans Saints shook up their roster a bit on Tuesday by signing Chris Harris Jr. to their practice squad. They also waived Damarcus Fields and Tre Swilling, per Mike Triplett.
Harris has spent over a decade in the NFL since the Broncos took a chance on the Kansas UDFA in 2011. He spent nine years in Denver and appeared in two Super Bowls with them during that time, winning one of them. Harris was a huge part of that dominant Denver D and was considered to be one of the best cornerbacks in the league at that time.
Following the 2019 season, Harris signed with the Chargers where he spent the past two years. Last year, he finished with a PFF grade of 62.4, proving that he still had plenty left in the tank.
Saints add Chris Harris Jr. to practice squad roster
Harris isn't the same dominant player he was five or six years ago but he offers valuable experience to this young secondary. Maybe he doesn't end up playing but this is a move that could definitely be chalked up to as interesting.
New Orleans also waived UDFA Damarcus Fields and Tre Swilling. Fields was signed as a UDFA out of Texas Tech and had played in the past two games while Swilling played college ball at Georgia Tech and joined the Saints later on this offseason. Neither guy was a huge piece on this team.
Harris' addition is the most noteworthy piece of information here and I'll be curious to see what his role -- if any -- with this team is moving forward.