Carter’s Classroom: Bryce Harris, pure backup

Bryce Harris. - AP

The Steelers signed Bryce Harris yesterday after placing Jerald Hawkins on injured reserve, filling the necessary spot on their depth chart of a backup offensive tackle.

Harris is a veteran tackle entering his seventh year in the NFL, having been on several teams' rosters but primarily playing for the Saints. He's only started four games in his entire career, most recently back in 2014, and has mostly served as a backup who rarely saw time.

Harris will compete with Matt Feiler and Chukwuma Okorafor for the immediate backup spot at tackle on the depth chart, but his 6-foot-6, 300 lb. frame combined with NFL experience could give him the upper hand.

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