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Harris Hopes To Make 14th Bengals Season A Snap


“If it had been the other hand, I would been out for the year,” Harris said. “It was miserable.

“The movement wasn’t the bad thing. It’s when I got hit. Practice, just a little elbow bump from the guard or someone trying to make a swim move on it. That sucked, but during games the adrenaline just took over.”

He wasn’t able to block anyone with his hands straight up for the rest of the year. On the left side he had to resort to his shoulder with an almost chicken wing motion. But given how much pain he gritted through, there was nothing chicken about it because he kept people away from Huber.

“It’s a big tribute to Darrin, who is good at helping me out,” Harris said. “Changing some schemes here and there to make sure I’m protected in ways I have to be protected. The snapping wasn’t the bad part. It was the blocking. As long as they could help me out and we could do things and make calls to help me out, it worked out well.”

Harris and Simmons are still working through the dustup at last month’s Super Bowl, where Harris and kicker Evan McPherson chose to watch the halftime show and not go into the locker room. Simmons is still livid and Harris gets it.

“We’ve had discussions about it. I don’t think it’s fully smoothed out yet, but I’m working on it,” Harris said. “He wasn’t a fan. I didn’t realize it was going to be such a thorn. Now that I realize how he feels about it, I understand where he’s coming from and why he wasn’t a fan of it.”

When people ask Harris why he’s not retiring, he just looks at that day in SoFi and realizes how close they are to winning it all.

“Needless to say,” Harris said, “when we go back to the Super Bowl this year, I’ll be inside at halftime.”


QB Tom Brady, Tampa Bay       44 years 225 days               

LT Jason Peters, Chicago          40 years 53 days                

P Dustin Colquitt, Cleveland      39 years 314 days

P Andy Lee, Arizona                   39 years 217 days

P Sam Koch, Baltimore                   39 years 215 days

QB Ryan Fitzpatrick, Washington   39  years 112 days      

K Robbie Gould, San Francisco         39 years 100 days    

G Richie Incognito, Las Vegas            38 years 254 days

QB Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay           38 years 104 days   

TE Marcedes Lewis, Green Bay         37 years 301 days

LS Clark Harris, Cincinnati                   37 years 249 days