A Former Packers linebacker worked his way up the roster
Making an NFL roster isn’t easy. Some NFL players have to battle all their careers to make a team’s roster. One former Packers’ linebacker has fought his way from being cut after training camp to earn a spot on a 53-man roster. A pretty impressive feat from an undrafted free agent.
The Washington Commanders cut De’Jon Harris on August 31st. He was re-signed to the practice squad a few days later. Harris had been elevated for the Commanders in Week 5 against the Tennessee Titans. He would play special teams against the Titans. Following a Commanders trade that sent a cornerback to the Pittsburgh Steelers, the team had an opening on their 53-man roster.
According to the NFL’s transaction wire, Harris was signed to the Commanders’ active roster on Thursday. Harris was with the Green Bay Packers during the 2020 season. He played in two games with the Packers on special teams.
The Packers cut Harris following last year’s training camp, and he went to the Commanders last season. The undrafted free agent recorded four tackles and one sack during the five games he appeared in for the Commanders last season. It’ll be interesting to see Harris’ role with the Commanders for the rest of the season.