Team re-signs Harris to one-year deal

Linebacker will back up R. Lewis and Hartwell


April 05, 2003|By Brent Jones | Brent Jones,SUN STAFF

The Ravens re-signed linebacker Bernardo Harris to a one-year, $680,000 contract yesterday.

It was an offer that was on the table several weeks for Harris, who will have to play under a one-year contract for the second straight season. Harris, 31, started 10 times last year in place of Ray Lewis, who missed each of those games with a shoulder injury, and recorded 73 tackles, two sacks and two interceptions.

With the recent signing of Cornell Brown, the Ravens have their top six linebackers under contract. Harris is projected to be the backup to Lewis and Ed Hartwell, and the team is still in negotiations with former Cleveland Browns linebacker Jamir Miller. Miller's agent, Leigh Steinberg, said there is a good chance his client will make a decision by next week.

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Kansas City Chiefs are also in the running for Miller.

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