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January 13, 2021 12:28 AM
Falcons' Josh Harris: Plays all 16 games in 2020
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Harris appeared in all 16 of the Falcons' contests during the 2020 season, totaling 141 special-teams snaps.

The 31-year-old continues to serve as Atlanta's long snapper, as he has ever since making his debut for the organization in 2012. Of a possible 144 regular-season appearances over his nine pro campaigns, Harris has missed only five.

December 5, 2018 02:08 PM
Falcons' Josh Harris: Placed on IR
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Falcons placed Harris (hip) on injured reserve, D. Orlando Ledbetter of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

Harris inked a three-year contract extension with the team in November, and although he'll miss the remainder of the season, he's expected to resume long-snapping duties for Atlanta in 2019. The Falcons signed Jon Condo to take Harris' place.

November 3, 2018 10:32 AM
Falcons' Josh Harris: Inks extension
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Harris agreed to a three-year contract extension with the Falcons on Friday, Will McFadden of the team's official site reports.

Harris has been with Atlanta since going undrafted out of Auburn in 2012 and has missed just one game in his NFL career. The Georgia native is now locked in as the Falcons' long snapper for this season and the foreseeable future.

September 13, 2018 12:32 PM
Falcons' Josh Harris: Participates in practice Wednesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Harris (hip) was a full participant in practice Wednesday, D. Orlando Ledbetter of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

Harris was forced to sit out Atlanta's season opener due to a hip injury but seems to have fully recovered. The starting long snapper seems likely to suit up against the Panthers on Sunday, giving both placekicker Matt Bryant and punter Matt Bosher the comfort of reliable snap timing.

September 7, 2018 01:52 PM
Falcons' Josh Harris: Won't play Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Harris (hip) is listed as inactive against the Eagles on Thursday.

Harris, Atlanta's starting long snapper, will sit out Thursday's season opener versus Philadelphia. Jeff Overbaugh has been called up from the practice squad to replace Harris. While Harris' absence won't directly impact the Falcons' skill position players, both placekicker Matt Bryant and punter Matt Bosher could have trouble adjusting to the timing of Overbaugh's snaps with such short notice.

September 4, 2018 04:52 PM
Falcons' Josh Harris: Game-time decision for Thursday's game
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Harris (hip) was a limited participant in Falcons' practice on Tuesday after being inactive for Monday's session, D. Orlando Ledbetter of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

Atlanta's long snapper is progressing for a potential Week 1 return against Philadelphia, though there remains a possibility that Jeff Overbaugh may be called up from the practice squad to replace Harris in the lineup. While it seems like an insignificant issue for the starting long snapper to be in danger of missing regular-season action, the Falcons' place holder, kicker and punter would be forced to adjust to Overbaugh's tendencies with minimal time to prepare for one of the biggest tests of the year. Even the smallest hitch in timing has potential to be catastrophic should Atlanta find itself in a high-pressure special teams situation late in the ballgame.

June 1, 2015 04:52 PM
Steelers running backs do little in relief of Le'Veon Bell Saturday
by Brandon Wise |

Steelers running backs Josh Harris and Ben Tate were able to find little running room in Saturday's 30-17 loss to Baltimore. Harris ran nine times for 25 yards while Tate had five carries for 19 yards.

As a team, Pittsburgh managed just 68 yards on 19 carries in relief of star running back Le'Veon Bell, who missed Saturday's game with a knee injury.

June 1, 2015 04:53 PM
Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell officially ruled out for wild-card game
by Igor Mello |

Steelers running back Le'Veon Bell was officially ruled out for Saturday's pivotal wild-card game against the Ravens because of a hyperextended right knee.

Bell sustained the injury in the final week of the regular season against Cincinnati and was not able to practice this week leading up to Pittsburgh's first playoff game since 2011. Bell rushed for 1,361 yards this season, second only to DeMarco Murray. He also caught 83 passes for 854 yards. The Steelers are planning to start Josh Harris in his place, per the NFL Network.

The Steelers are 3-point home favorites Saturday night.

June 1, 2015 04:54 PM
Steelers' Josh Harris ready for more reps if starting RB is sidelined
by Michael Hurcomb | CBS Sports Staff

Steelers running back Josh Harris would see an increased role -- and might even start -- during Saturday's playoff game against the Ravens, if starting running back Le'Veon Bell is unable to play due to a hyperextended right knee. 

"Josh is ready," Bell said, per ESPN. "I’ve been watching him all year and I know what he’s capable of. You got a little glimpse of him (in) the Bengals game. He’s explosive. He knows all of his assignments. He’s not out there thinking any more. He’s just playing football. He’s only going to get better." 

If Bell is out, Harris would likely share reps with Dri Archer and perhaps even newly signed running back Ben Tate. However, Harris is ready for whatever role might await him Saturday.

"It’s tough because I just sit at home and say I wish that we could play now," Harris said. "I’m just going to take full advantage of the (preparation) time. I want to be that guy who, when he had his shot he did all he could to help out this team."

The Steelers opened Saturday's wild-card game as 3 1/2-point favorites. As of Thursday, they were 3-point favorites, per

June 2, 2015 04:27 AM
Big Ben: Can't expect much from Ben Tate this week
by Larry Hartstein |

Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger said it's unrealistic to expect a lot from newly-signed running back Ben Tate in Saturday's playoff game against the Ravens.

“I don’t know how you could come in in a couple of days and learn a new offense,” Roethlisberger told “I think if we can put together a specific package, a few runs here, a few passes there, I think he could help us if we need him to.”

If starter Le'Veon Bell (knee) can't play, rookie running back Josh Harris would start and be spelled by rookie Dri Archer and Tate. Harris, an undrafted free agent out of Wake Forest, rushed five times for 7 yards Week 17 but had a 59-yard run called back on a penalty.

The Steelers are 3-point home favorites.

June 2, 2015 04:28 AM
With Le'Veon Bell injured, Steelers sign RB Ben Tate
by Larry Hartstein |

The Steelers announced they signed free agent running back Ben Tate, and he's expected to be in uniform Saturday night when Pittsburgh hosts Baltimore in the playoffs.

The Steelers needed a running back with Le'Veon Bell looking unlikely to play. Bell sustained a hyperextended knee Sunday night against the Bengals.

Tate joins Josh Harris and Dri Archer in the backfield after playing eight games for the Browns and Vikings this year. To make room on the roster, Pittsburgh released wideout Justin Brown.

The Steelers are 3-point favorites over the Ravens.

June 2, 2015 04:29 AM
Tomlin: RB Bell won't necessarily play if medically cleared
by Larry Hartstein |

Steelers coach Mike Tomlin said running back Le'Veon Bell rode a stationary bike Tuesday as he tries to recover from the hyperextended knee he suffered Sunday night. Whether Bell plays Saturday night against the Ravens will depend on how he feels and how effective he can be, not on whether he gains medical clearance, Tomlin said, per the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

If Bell, a superior receiver, can't play, the Steelers could play third downs without a running back, Tomlin acknowledged. Pittsburgh will go with Josh Harris and Dri Archer at running back and might sign free agent Ben Tate, who visited Tuesday.

The Steelers are favored by 3.

June 2, 2015 04:29 AM
Report: Steelers hosting RB Ben Tate
by Larry Hartstein |

With running back Le'Veon Bell (hyperextended knee) uncertain to play in Saturday's playoff game against the Ravens, the Steelers are bringing in running back Ben Tate for a visit Tuesday, reports ESPN's Adam Schefter. Pittsburgh is expected to sign Tate if the visit goes well, the report said.

Tate played in eight games for the Browns and Vikings this season, rushing for 333 yards and four touchdowns. As of now, <span data-shortcode="annotation" data-id="1974153" data-text="Josh Harris" data-canon="Josh Harris" data-type="SPORTS_OBJECT_PLAYER" id="shortcode0"> and Dri Archer would be the Steelers' main ballcarriers if Bell can't play.

The Steelers are favored by 3 at most sportsbooks.

June 2, 2015 05:12 AM
Steelers not reluctant to use both Archer, Harris behind Bell
by Igor Mello |

Steelers coach Mike Tomlin would not reveal to reporters whether Dri Archer or Josh Harris will get more carries behind starter Le'Veon Bell, according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette on Tuesday. The Steelers parted ways with LeGarrette Blount over the bye week and now have two rookie running backs behind Bell. Tomlin added that he's not reluctant to use both rookie backs.

"Everyone is probably excited to watch them and see what they can do," Tomlin said.

June 2, 2015 05:19 AM
RB Josh Harris up with Steelers
by Marty Gitlin |

The Steelers have promoted rookie running back Josh Harris from their practice squad. He was signed to the practice squad just before the regular season after joining the team as an undrafted free agent.

June 2, 2015 06:38 AM
Falcons extend two players
by Larry Hartstein |

The Falcons signed punter Matt Bosher to a five-year contract extension and long snapper Josh Harris to a four-year extension, reports the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

June 2, 2015 06:55 AM
Steelers fill up practice squad
by Larry Hartstein |

The Steelers signed receivers C.J. Goodwin and Derek Moye, offensive lineman Alejandro Villanueva, defensive backs Shaquille Richardson and Ross Ventrone, defensive linemen Josh Mauro and Nick Williams, running back Josh Harris, tight end Rob Blanchflower and linebacker Howard Jones to their practice squad.

June 2, 2015 06:56 AM
Steelers unveil final round of preseason cuts
by Chris Towers | Fantasy Writer

The Steelers announced their final round of cuts to trim the roster to 53 players Saturday, as they parted ways with 22 players.

The Steelers released defensive backs Isaiah Green, Dayonne Nunley, Shaquille Richardson and Ross Ventrone, linebackers Chris Carter, Howard Jones and Dan Molls, and defensive linemen Ethan Hemer, Josh Mauro, Roy Philon and Nick Williams on the defensive side of the ball. On offense, the team cut tight ends Rob Blanchflower, Bryce Davis and David Paulson, running backs Josh Harris and Stephen Houston, wide receivers Derek Moye and Lanear Sampson, offensive linemen Graham Pocic, Will Simmons and Guy Whimper, and quarter Brendon Kay.

June 2, 2015 07:28 AM
Steelers make roster moves
by Larry Hartstein |

The Steelers signed running back Josh Harris, an undrafted free agent out of Wake Forest, and waived/injured center David Snow. Snow broke his foot in practice and will undergo surgery.


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