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Get to Know New Redskins Cornerback Jeremy Harris

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In order to supplant the vacated spot left by cornerback Dashaun Phillips, who was promoted this past week to the active roster, the Redskins signed cornerback Jeremy Harris to the practice squad.

Harris is a seventh-round pick by the Jaguars out of New Mexico State in 2013, but missed his rookie season and played sparingly in 2014, on the field for just 11 snaps.

As recently as this summer, however, Harris had earned a lot of respect from his Jaguars teammates heading into training camp and became a small leader in just his third year.

His defensive back coach DeWayne Walker, who also coached him at New Mexico State, told the Florida Times-Union about his progression. 

"His technique has improved, he's made some plays," Walker said. "So I thought he's really made quite a jump from last year to where he is right now."

Harris remained the odd man out out of training camp and eventually signed on to stints with the Chiefs and Jets this season.

The 6-foot-2, 185 pounder collected 56 tackles and an interception along with two forced fumbles and 11 defended passes in his senior year at New Mexico State. 

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