The New Orleans Saints have signed former All-Pro cornerback Chris Harris Jr. to their practice squad in the hopes that he might bring some much-needed veteran leadership to the squad.
NFL Network insider Tom Pelissero first reported the news.
The #Saints signed veteran CB Chris Harris Jr. to their practice squad, per the wire.
— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) October 4, 2022
Harris, a standout player at Kansas, signed with the Denver Broncos as an undrafted free agent in 2011. He then went on to make every NFL team who passed on him regret it by becoming a second-team All-Pro twice, first-team All-Pro once, and four-time Pro Bowler who helped the Broncos win Super Bowl 50.
After nine seasons with Denver, Harris signed with the Los Angeles Chargers and spent the past two seasons with them. He appeared in 14 games for the Chargers last year, garnering 37 tackles and one interception. His contract expired following last season and he had not signed with any team until joining the Saints.
In his 11 -year career, which spans 162 games (141 starts), Harris has 592 tackles, six forced fumbles, 22 interceptions, and four pick-sixes.
The Saints are struggling on the season so far with a 1-3 record. While they have a lot of issues across the board, the addition of Harris could help them settle down the defensive backfield as they try to get back on track.