Falcons add OT Bryce Harris

The Falcons look to the enemy for help on the offensive line.

A day after being waived by the New Orleans Saints, Bryce Harris was signed by the Falcons, a team in desperate need for another offensive tackle.

Harris was with the Falcons in 2012 as a member of the practice squad. He then joined the Saints and has played in 34 games over the past three seasons. Harris played in all 16 games in both last year and in 2013, with four starts in his career.

Harris served as the Saints' chief backup on the line of scrimmage. He's 6-6 and weighs 300 pounds. Harris was a three-year starter at Fresno State in college.

The Falcons needed another lineman with Lamar Holmes out with a broken foot. The team released Jake Rodgers and Pierce Burton Saturday.

With Jake Matthews and Ryan Schraeder expected to be the starters at tackle, Harris will now join Tyler Polumbus as a backup at the position. Chris Chester, Mike Person and the newly-acquired Andy Levitre will be the guards, with James Stone and Joe Hawley as the centers.

The Falcons open the 2015 season next Monday night at the Georgia Dome against the Philadelphia Eagles.


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