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Published on 01/02/2012 at Mon Jan 02 16:39.
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Harris spent training camp with the Eagles last summer. (Image courtesy of

After placing offensive guard Chris Kuper on the injured reserve list on Monday, the Broncos brought back offensive tackle Ryan Harris, the team announced.

Harris was not re-signed in the offseason after Denver drafted Orlando Franklin to replace him.  After a brief stint with the Philadelphia Eagles, Harris had to have surgery and was waived by the team.

Drafted by the Broncos in the third round of the 2007 NFL Draft, Harris started in 34 games in Denver during his four years with the team.  It is expected that Harris will provide much-needed depth to the Broncos offensive line.

There is a chance that Denver will shuffle their offensive linemen around and insert Harris into the lineup, but with the playoffs on the horizon, it is more likely that Harris will be a veteran backup for the time being.

Contract details are not yet know.  In addition to signing Harris, the Broncos also signed defensive lineman Jeremy Jarmon and defensive back Ramzee Robinson to future contracts.

  • Anonymous

    That is awesome news, welcome back Ryan!

  • Anonymous

    I agree JJ. I think Harris for sure has plenty of juice left and I always liked him. I was surprised to see this and didn’t even know he had gotten hurt. Moving him in to a guard spot might work well…

  • Anonymous

    Kuper is the toughest SOB on the planet. Before they cut to commercial, he was sitting up, calmly looking at his foot while everyone around him (McGahee) was doing everything but throwing up on the field because of it. Is that cat impervious to pain or something? BTW, I love the Harris signing. I didn’t think we’d cut him or draft Franklin cause we had him. He should fit right in by sliding to guard. Glad to have him back, and we might want to sign him to a long term deal cause you never know if/when Kuper will come back after that gruesome injury. GET WELL KUPE!!! And welcome home Harris!