Jan 9, 2012; New Orleans, LA, USA; LSU Tigers wide receiver Odell Beckham (33) runs past Alabama Crimson Tide linebacker Jerrell Harris (5) during the second half of the 2012 BCS National Championship game at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

Chargers Sign LB Jerrell Harris


The San Diego Chargers added another linebacker onto the roster by signing former Alabama LB Jerrell Harris. Harris went undrafted last year, but has spent time on a few practice squads. He still hasn’t been able to find his way onto an active roster, but this could be his opportunity.

Here is his scouting report coming out of the draft from Pro Football talk:

Given first name is Herman. The Alabama prep earned Parade All-America honors and was a two-time all-state selection as one of the top linebacker prospects in the country. Also lettered in basketball and track. Appeared in 10 games as a reserve linebacker and special-teams player as a true freshman in 2008, recording three tackles, zero tackles for loss and zero sacks. Played in only six late-season contests in ’09 and posted 3-0-0, seeing action on special teams and as a backup “Sam” linebacker. Was suspended for the first six games after receiving impermissible benefits in regards to a laptop computer and not being forthcoming with school officials. In ’10, he had his most productive season with 24-1-0 in 10 games. Started the first three games at the “Will” linebacker position before moving to the outside to the “Sam” LB spot before Week Four. Appeared in all 13 games, making seven starts at SAM linebacker when the offensive formation allowed, and recorded 29-3 1/2-0 in ’11.

Versatile, athletic, run-and-hit ‘backer with the work ethic to earn a living covering kicks. Better suited in 4-3 than 3-4 scheme in which he played, though his role on a national champion aided his visibility.

So his name is Herman Harris?

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  • JoseSD

    I’d prefer it if they signed another DE seeing as Wynn is the only one with some sort of game experience

    • Gunnar Martin

      Same here. I thought it was weird that they signed another QB and now this guy when there are more pressing needs. We’ll see what happens.

  • Cgoodness13

    Camp body I suppose, but a lot of TT’s “camp body’s” seem to be pushing for roster spots so this kid could surprise.

  • Adam

    Anybody else see Michael Gehlkens tweet about king Dunlap smoking Starks in the LT competition? I say good for him. He’s hungry!

  • http://www.BoltBeat.com/ Peter Thompson

    Ummmm… Ok. I guess.

  • arnie

    guess they want more depth. Well they are giving veterans rest, an JJ isn’t on the field. so they can’t leave it the hands of Freeney an English. It could also be a push to the other guys, who may of thought things were looking good to make the squad.

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  • joerockt

    4 other teams passed on this guy…meh…

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