A seemingly uncontainable spread of injuries at the safety position created Quentin Harris’ roster spot. Contributions on special teams would keep him there for the balance of 2006.
Harris found his way onto the Broncos’ roster on Nov. 21 and played at Kansas City two days later. All of his on-field work would come on special teams in the season’s final seven games, and the former Arizona Cardinal ended the year with four special teams tackles.
Harris has long been a kick-coverage demon, and had seen his annual special-teams tackle tally rise from four in 2002 to seven in 2003 and on to 19 and 24 in 2004 and 2005, respectively. He wouldn’t match that pace in 2006 with his season shortened to just seven games, but he closed the year with a pair of special-teams stops against the San Francisco 49ers, proving that he might have his tackling touch back if he can get back to a full year’s on-field work.
FINAL ANALYSIS: Has now played in 61 consecutive games dating back to his rookie season. He was inactive for his first game on the Cardinals’ 53-man roster on Nov. 17, 2002 and hasn’t missed a game since, although he was sidelined for the first 10 weeks of 2006 when he was not with a team.
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