Eagles Release Jacory Harris

MIAMI (CBSMiami) – If you blinked you may have missed it, but the Jacory Harris era in Philadelphia is already over.

The Philadelphia Eagles announced Monday that just ten days after signing Harris, they were releasing him.

It’s the latest setback for Harris who came to “The U” as a highly touted high school quarterback out of Northwestern High School in Miami. But, his career at the U mirrored the doldrums the football program is still trying to get out of in 2012.

At one point in his career, Harris looked like the real deal and some even talked of him as a Heisman Trophy hopeful. Harris’ inconsistency and penchant for throwing costly interceptions made his four-year starting career maddening for coaches and fans.

During his time at UM, Harris completed 60 percent of his passes for 8,826 yards, 70 touchdowns, and 48 interceptions. Harris struggled as a sophomore and junior throwing 38 touchdowns versus 32 interceptions combined.

The Eagles currently have quarterbacks Mike Vick, Trent Edwards, Mike Kafka, and third-round draft pick Nick Foles, which left Harris the odd-man out.

Harris also had a tryout with the Miami Dolphins, but was not signed by the Fins.


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