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Giants sign Cornerback Mike Harris


Take a look at Giants CB Mike Harris

The Giants today added assistance for their injury-depleted group of cornerbacks when they signed Mike Harris off the Detroit Lions' practice squad. Harris spent the 2012-13 seasons with the Jacksonville Jaguars.


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Harris will fill the opening on the roster created when linebacker Jon Beason (foot/toe) was placed on injured reserve.

Harris, 5-10 and 189 pounds, entered the NFL out of Florida State as the Jaguars' sixth round draft choice (No. 176 overall) in 2012. He has played in 31 regular-season games with seven starts and has recorded 96 tackles (72 solo), a sack, an interception, five passes defensed and 11 special teams tackles.

As a rookie, Harris played in 15 games with five starts. On Nov. 24, he started vs. Tennessee and both sacked Jake Locker and intercepted him on the game's final play.

Last year, Harris played in all 16 games with two starts and had 34 tackles (28 solo). He played in three preseason games last summer before the Jaguars waived him on Aug.25. Harris was signed to the Lions' practice squad on Oct. 7.

The Giants have lost cornerbacks Walter Thurmond (pectoral) and Trumaine McBride (thumb) to season-ending injuries. In addition, starter Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie is battling back and hamstring injuries and was limited in their most recent game, at Dallas 10 days ago. The Giants return to action Monday night, when they host the Indianapolis Colts.

Beason played in four games this season, but his foot/toe injury, which he first suffered in June, made it impossible for him to continue. He concluded his season with 11 tackles.

  • The Giants also switched linebackers on their practice squad, signing Justin Anderson of Louisiana-Lafayette and terminating the contract of Carlos Fields. Anderson was with the Giants in training camp until his release on Aug. 26. Fields had joined the practice squad on Oct. 14.
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