LINCOLN, NE - SEPTEMBER 3: Taylor Martinez #3 of the Nebraska Cornhuskers throws downfield while Chris Lewis-Harris #6 of the Chattanooga Mocs hangs on during their game at Memorial Stadium September 3, 2011 in Lincoln, Nebraska. Nebraska won 40-7. (Photo by Eric Francis/Getty Images)
The Cincinnati Bengals announced Thursday that they signed rookie cornerback Chris Lewis-Harris. Now let's be honest. There's no indication that cornerbacks Leon Hall, Dre Kirkpatrick and Nate Clements will miss any extended time with their respective injuries, most likely available for the first regular season game of the year. Even if they do, the team still has players like Adam Jones, Jason Allen, Terence Newman, Brandon Ghee and Shaun Prater to fill-in (presuming PUP comes into play). So calling Lewis-Harris a body for training camp is probably the most accurate term available.
Yet not much is written about the player, at least from an analytical perspective (the details that most of you are searching for). Even a full day after the signing, little has been written or at least promoted about the player.
The Chattanoogan summarizes:
A native of Smyrna, Ga., Lewis-Harris was a second team All-Southern Conference selection after finishing fourth on the squad with 59 tackles last season. He started 38 of 44 games in his career and posted five interceptions in his four years at UTC.
Lewis-Harris was a team captain and leader of one of the top defenses in the Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) in 2011.
So there's that. A little more information than what we had yesterday. Not that we're meaning to take up much of your time for perhaps the most unlikely player to make the roster (my bad).