The Seattle Seahawks
and San Francisco 49ers’ continued their seemingly relentless offseason jabs at
one another this weekend when the 49ers’ signed away WR Chris Harper from the
Seahawks practice squad, according to NFL.com's Ian Rapoport. Harper’s deal is
reportedly a three year deal. It is unknown exactly how Jim Harbaugh plans to
use him in San Francisco’s offense, but there is some speculation that Harper
will make a position change to help fill former tight end Delanie Walker’s role
from last season.
out of Kansas State—measures in at 6’1” and 235 lbs. which is actually quite
similar to Walker, who departed San Francisco for Tennessee via free agency
this offseason. This means there actually could be some merit to the rumored
position switch. Harper was expected to add some physicality to Seattle’s
receiving core this year but ended up being a roster casualty during the final
waive of cuts after being outperformed this preseason by fellow receivers
Stephen Williams and Jermaine Kearse. The Seahawks tried and successfully
placed Harper on the practice squad after waiving him but San Francisco swooped
in and eventually won the bidding war over the receiver.
many draft pundits had compared Chris Harper to his new teammate Anquan Boldin
this offseason after being drafted by Seattle. Who better for the young man to
learn from than the Super Bowl hero himself?
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