AFC Notes: David Harris, Raiders, Texans, Titans

David Harris

Former Jets LB David Harris mentioned during an interview with Sirius XM NFL Radio that he was “blindsided” by New York’s decision to cut him.

“They kind of blindsided me with the whole thing, being so late in the offseason, a week before minicamp,” Harris said, via “It came out of left field. It was more about the disrespect of the whole situation than anything else.

“But the Jets made their decision. I had to sit back and be patient and evaluate some things. A couple teams were inquiring about me, but then once the Patriots came into the picture, it was pretty much a done deal as soon as I found out they were interested in me.”

Harris eventually signed on with the Patriots and he says he’s glad to be a part of the team.

“It feels good. I couldn’t expect anything more,” Harris said. “Everybody just works hard every day, with that winning attitude, and the culture is like no other than I’ve been a part of. I’m glad to be here, this late in my career and be around a bunch of great individuals. They are better people off the field.”


Raiders first-round CB Gareon Conley released a statement Tuesday now that he won’t face any charges from the rape allegations made against him a few months ago.

“I am thankful that this burden has been lifted as I enter training camp with my new teammates and organization,” Conley said. “I am thankful to the City of Cleveland and the Cleveland police for reaching a conclusion based on the facts, not speculation. I am thankful to the Raiders organization for believing in me, drafting me, and supporting me. Finally, I am thankful to my agent and my team for never relenting in their defense of me as a person and client. The past few months have been extremely trying for me and my family. Although I was the target of malicious and false accusations, I do realize however that I could’ve exercised better judgment and that there are still lessons for me to take away and grow from. I look forward to earning my role with the Raiders and hopefully rewarding them for believing in me.


  • Texans HC Bill O’Brien said first-round pick Deshaun Watson is “ahead of any rookie quarterback I’ve ever been around.
  • Texans owner Bob McNair said of LT Duane Brown’s holdout: “He ought to be here. He needs work just like everybody. We look forward to him coming back. It’s just a matter of when.” (John McClain)


  • Terry McCormick reports that the Titans signed OLB Erik Walden to a one-year contract that can max out at $3.75 million, which includes $1 million of incentives.

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