Packers Claim LB Tyreo Harrison On Waivers

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The Green Bay Packers Monday have claimed third-year linebacker Tyreo Harrison on waivers from the Philadelphia Eagles, GM/Head Coach Mike Sherman announced.

Harrison saw action in 12 regular-season games and both playoff contests last season for the Eagles; he was inactive for four games. He posted 14 special teams stops and also contributed as a reserve linebacker.

The 6-foot 2, 238-pound Harrison, a two year starter at Notre Dame, was a sixth-round selection of the Eagles in the 2002 NFL Draft, the 198th player chosen. He spent the first three weeks of the 2002 season on the active roster, was released and subsequently signed to the practice squad on Sept. 26. Harrison was later re-signed to the active roster (Oct. 22) and played in two games. Overall in 2002, he was inactive for 11 games plus both playoff contests.

At Notre Dame, Harrison finished his collegiate career with 185 tackles, including four sacks and 20 tackles for loss, and was named the team's most improved player as a senior. He prepped at Sulphur Springs (Texas) High School and was an all-state selection as a senior.

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