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Harris Signing Becomes Official

Veteran cornerback Walt Harris passed his physical to finalize a one-year deal.

Posted by Ryan Mink on Wednesday, July 7th, 2010 at 11:49 am | Categories: Ryan Mink

It’s official, the Ravens added a former Pro Bowl cornerback to their roster Wednesday.

Veteran Walt Harris has passed his physical, finalizing the one-year deal he agreed in terms to on June 24.

Harris’ physical was more than a formality considering the 15-year veteran sat out all of 2009 with a knee injury and only started getting back to playing football in June, not long before he tried out for the Ravens for two days during their final organized team activities. Harris said the knee felt good following the two practices.

Harris, 35, stood out to Ravens coaches despite working out beside two players (Ken Hamlin and Ken Lucas) who were a combined 10 years younger. Head Coach John Harbaugh said it looked like all three players “have a lot left in the tank.”

Harris went to the Pro Bowl in 2006 as a member of the San Francisco 49ers. He logged eight interceptions, four forced fumbles, a career-high 60 tackles and one sack that year.

Not including 2004, when he was with the Washington Redskins, Harris started all but five games he played in during 13 seasons.

The former 1996 first-round pick will compete with fellow veteran free agent addition Travis Fisher and youngsters Cary Williams and K.J. Gerard for the No. 2 cornerback position if Fabian Washington and Lardarius Webb aren’t ready to go at the season’s start.

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