Jaguars sign Chuck Harris to practice squad
Former Bulls defensive end signs professional contract
Former UB football defensive end Chuck Harris signed to the Jacksonville Jaguars practice squad Monday.
Harris was a two-time All-MAC selection. He had 45 total tackles, 6.5 sacks and 2 forced fumbles in 2018, en route to first-team All-MAC honors. This spring, he signed as an undrafted free agent with the Chicago Bears but was released on final cut day.
Standing at 6’4”, 265 pounds, the 21-year-old played outside linebacker for the Bears’ 3-4 defense. Coaches praised him for his size and speed.
On Oct. 15, Harris was selected in the second round of the front-seven phase of the XFL Draft by the DC Defenders. He was one of five former UB players to be taken in the eight-team draft.
The Bulls now have seven former players on NFL rosters: Bears linebacker Khalil Mack, Buffalo Bills cornerback Cam Lewis, Baltimore Ravens linebacker Demone Harris, Los Angeles Chargers wide receiver Anthony Johnson, Cincinnati Bengals tight end Mason Schreck, Atlanta Falcons defensive end Steven Means and the Jaguars’ Harris.
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