Brandon Harris DB TEN 3 Months

Harris has been released by the Texans, according to James Palmer of CSN Houston.

A former second-round pick (2011), Harris was projected for a reserve role if he had been able to secure a roster spot. Instead, he'll look to latch on elsewhere after failing to return the value of a second-round pick over three seasons in Houston.

Brandon Harris DB TEN Mar 03 '79

Texans CB Brandon Harris is going through concussion protocol after getting knocked out in OTAs this week.

"We're putting him through the protocol that you would do during the regular season," coach Gary Kubiak said. "A guy gets dinged like that, gets knocked out like he did, we'll put him through the total protocol. You probably won't see him for a good week as he goes through the process." Harris collided with first-round WR DeAndre Hopkins earlier in the week. He might sit until minicamp.

Brandon Harris DB TEN Apr 17 '78

Secondary coach Vance Joseph insists CB Brandon Harris "is what we thought he was" when the Texans drafted him in last year's second round.

The 60th overall pick, Harris played just 28 snaps as a rookie. There were rumors he couldn't run downfield fast enough to contribute on kick and punt coverage. "He's got great feet. He's got great ball skills," Joseph insisted. "He needs to play. The minicamp really proved that if he has a chance to play, he can play well." Harris will open 2012 as no better than a dime back.

Brandon Harris DB TEN Nov 01 '77

Texans CB Brandon Harris struggled to get on the field as a rookie due to a "lack of speed."

Harris had no role in Houston's secondary, and coaches felt he didn't run downfield fast enough to contribute on kick and punt coverage. Undersized with a 4.53 forty time, Harris probably won't be viewed as future starter by the Texans. He may get a chance to play behind Johnathan Joseph, Kareem Jackson, and nickel back Brice McCain in 2012, replacing free agent Jason Allen.