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Patriots sign linebacker Jerrell Harris to practice squad

FOXBORO — The Patriots announced Tuesday that they have signed rookie linebacker Jerrell Harris to the practice squad. Harris, 23, originally signed with the Atlanta Falcons [1] as a rookie free agent out of Alabama on April 30. The 6-foot-3, 242-pounder was released by Atlanta at the end of training camp before joining the Jacksonville Jaguars [2]‘€™ practice squad on Sept. 26. He was released from the Jaguars’€™ practice squad on Oct. 25. Harris started at strong side linebacker for the BCS National Champion Alabama Crimson Tide [3] as a senior in 2011 and recorded 22 total tackles.