Cardinals claim waived Browns OT Desmond Harrison
The Arizona Cardinals successfully put in a claim on offensive tackle Desmond Harrison a day after he was waived by the Cleveland Browns.
Because Arizona is first in the waiver claim order, that means the team was able to add the second-year offensive lineman.
Arizona released offensive lineman Andrew Lauderdale from the roster in order to make way for Harrison.
Harrison was let go after he missed a flight and the first day of Cleveland’s mandatory mini-camp Tuesday, Browns head coach Freddie Kitchens told reporters. A source told Cleveland.com’s Mary Kay Cabot it was “one too many missteps” for Harrison, an undrafted player who started eight games as a rookie left tackle last season.
Harrison won the starting left tackle job and started in every game before head coach Hue Jackson and offensive coordinator Todd Haley were fired by the Browns in 2018. He was replaced at tackle by Greg Robinson and never won back the starting role.
The 6-foot-6, 305-pound tackle entered the NFL Draft Combine two summers ago after he put up the second-fastest 40-yard dash time for a lineman at 4.90 seconds.
Harrison went undrafted out of West Georgia in 2017 and began his career at Contra Costa Community College. He earned First Team All-American honors there before he joined Texas for his junior season. Harrison was ruled academically ineligible initially but was eventually cleared.
He was suspended multiple times at Texas before leaving the program and spent two years away from football prior to joining West Georgia.
The Cardinals can at least get a strong look at Harrison as mandatory mini-camp begins on Tuesday.
Three of Arizona’s tackles in D.J. Humphries, Marcus Gilbert and Korey Cunningham are all coming off season-ending injuries.