The knee injury suffered in practice last week by defensive end Romeo Okwara will cost him the rest of the 2017 season. The New York Giants today placed Okwara on IR and claimed linebacker Nigel Harris off waivers from the Los Angeles Chargers.
Harris, 6-foot-2 and 225 pounds, made the Chargers roster as an undrafted free agent. He played in the season’s first five games, and had eight tackles (six solo) on defense, and three stops (two solo) on special teams. Harris was inactive on Sunday,
Okwara made the Giants’ roster in 2016 as an undrafted free agent out of Notre Dame. He played in the Giants’ first five games and had three tackles (one solo).
Harris played collegiately at South Florida.