FOXBORO, Mass. – The New England Patriots announced the release of veteran running back Raymont Harris, today.
Harris, 29, was signed by the Patriots on December 6 and gained 14 yards on three rushes and caught two passes for one yard against the Chicago Bears on Dec. 10. The 6-foot, 230-pounder was originally signed by the Patriots on Feb. 14, 2000 and went to training camp with the Patriots this season. He averaged 6.4 yards per carry on nine rush attempts in the preseason opener against the San Francisco 49ers. He finished the preseason with 88 yards on 27 carries before being released on Aug. 27.
He was signed by the Denver Broncos after Olandis Gary was placed on injured reserve and spent the first half of the 2000 season backing up Mike Anderson and Terrell Davis. He received limited playing time and rushed for 22 yards on 10 carries and caught two passes for 19 yards. The fifth-year veteran was originally drafted by the Chicago Bears in the fourth round of the 1994 NFL draft.