Deactivated OT Harris on borrowed time?

Kwame HarrisIt is unclear if San Francisco 49ers offensive tackle Kwame Harris is in their immediate or future plans, based on Harris being deactivated for the Cardinals-49ers game last Monday.  49ers personnel head Scott McCoughan stated that no teams have approached the team regarding the availability of Harris.

There seems to be some mixed signals regarding Harris.  According to Harris’ agent, Ryan Tollner, Harris had his best training camp since the year he was drafted (2003).  Harris said that current value would rise if the 49ers simply played him.  But at the same time, Harris has mixed feelings about the 49ers, telling Matthew Barrows of the Sacramento Bee, “I have funny feelings about it.  I’m still all over the place about it.  I’ve thought about it a lot.  I don’t know — I can’t say yes or no yet.”

If there was going to be a time for Harris to step up, this season would be it.  And the 49ers would be wise to let either Harris or his agent know what their intentions are about Harris and his immediate future.  Considering there are a couple of teams that could use a decent OT right now – the St. Louis Rams (OT Orlando Pace out for the year) and maybe the Washington Redskins (OT Jon Jansen also out for the year) – the 49ers do have options and they, in the interest of time, should do something as soon as humanly possible.

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