ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — The Denver Broncos on Tuesday placed safety Nick Ferguson on the reserve/injured list with a left knee injury and signed free-agent safety Quentin Harris, Head Coach Mike Shanahan announced.
Ferguson (5-foot-11, 201 pounds) suffered his left knee injury in Denver’s game against San Diego on Sunday. The seventh-year player started all 10 games for Denver this season, posting 36 tackles (28 solo), one interception, five pass breakups, one forced fumble and two tackles on special teams.
Harris (6-foot-1, 213 pounds) is a fifth-year player who was out of football after the Giants released him Sept. 2. He played 54 career regular-season games (6 starts) with Arizona from 2002-05, posting 50 tackles (42 solo), one interception, one sack, five pass breakups, two forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries. He also has totaled 54 career special-teams tackles.
The 29-year-old led the Cardinals in special-teams tackles in each of the last two seasons, recording 24 in 2005 and 19 in 2004. Harris, who appeared in all 16 games for Arizona in three consecutive years (2003-05), was a four-game starter for the Cardinals in 2004 and totaled a career-best 24 tackles (22 solo) that season.
In 2005, Harris started one of his 16 games played for Arizona and made 21 tackles (16 solo).
Harris entered the NFL with Arizona as a college free agent on May 3, 2002, from Syracuse University, where he started 39 of 42 career regular-season games played. A second-team All-Big East Conference selection as a senior, Harris finished his collegiate career with 327 tackles and nine interceptions. His 212 career interception return yards at Syracuse marked the second-highest total in school history.
Tabbed an honorable mention All-American by USA Today at Wyoming Seminary Upper School in Kingston, Pa., Quentin Harris was born Jan. 26, 1977, in Wilkes-Barre , Pa.
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