Jaguars Ink P Nick Harris

The Jaguars have agreed to terms on a contract with free agent punter Nick Harris, Tania Ganguli of the Florida Times-Union reports.

Harris was among a group of at least four punters the Jaguars brought in for tryouts after veteran Matt Turk struggled during in Sunday’s 30-20 loss to the Cincinnati Bengals.

Turk has been released to add Harris to the roster. The 43-year-old has been a hangtime/distance punter throughout his 16-year career and has been adjusting to a directional punting style with the Jaguars, who signed him to a one-year deal worth nearly $2 million in August.

The 33-year-old Harris was a fourth-round pick out of California by the Denver Broncos. Released by Denver, Harris has punted in 159 games for the Cincinnati Bengals (2001-03) and Detroit Lions (2003-10), posting a net average of 35.5 yards with 226 of his 804 punts placed inside the opponents’ 20-yard line.

Harris was released by the Lions in September after losing a preseason competition to rookie Ryan Donahue.

Enjoyed this post?
Subscribe to NFL Gridiron Gab via RSS Feed or E-mail and receive daily news updates from us!

Submit to Digg  Stumble This Story  Share on Twitter  Post on Facebook  Post on MySpace  Add to  Bark It Up  Submit to Reddit  Fave on Technorati

Comments are closed.