Ticats sign 2 Import defensive lineman

Alan Harper shows that he is 24 years old....but drafted in to the NFL in 2002??????
Something is not correct unless he was drafted as a 17 year old :?

Garrett McIntyre was a walk-on in college.
Sounds like a feel good story!

Alan Harper #98 DT - NY Jets

Birth Date September 6, 1979
Birth Place Fontana, CA
Height 6-1
Weight 285 lbs.
Age 28
Position DT
Experience 2 years
College Fresno State

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Defense Stats
G - 11
TOT - 5
SOLO - 3
AST -2
PD -0
FF - 0
REC - 0
INT - 0
TD - 0

With time in NFL Europe -
Allocated to NFL Europe and played for the Scottish Claymores in 2004 where he posted 36 tackles and 3.0 sacks starting all 10 games

Then on to the arenal league...

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Enters his 3rd season in the AFL and with San Jose...Tied a team game record for sacks (2.5) and posted the 2nd-highest season TFL total in 2007...A natural defensive lineman who is powerful and compact with excellent lower body strength...Was a 4th round draft pick of the New York Jets in 2002...Played 11 games in his NFL career as a defensive tackle...2001 Defensive Player of the Year in the Western Athletic Conference...Signed as a free agent on December 19, 2005.

2007: Started on the defensive line in all 10 games he played...Posted 21.0 tackles, 6.5 TFLs and 3.0 sacks...Tied a team game record (Sam Hernandez) with 2.5 sacks...Missed 6 games after going on IR Mar. 29 with a foot injury...Had a career-high 3.0 total tackles with a PBU (at Los Angeles 3/4)...Returned to the lineup after missing 6 games totaling 1.5 tackles (vs Las Vegas 5/12)...Posted a career-high 3 solo tackles and his 1st FR (at Nashville 5/25)...Tied a team game record with 2.5 sacks, including a sack for his 1st career safety, earning Defensive Player of the Game honors (at Utah 6/9)...Matched his career-best with 3.0 total tackles (vs Arizona 6/16)...Credited with his 1st career FF, which was recovered for a TD (at Las Vegas 6/25). POSTSEASON: Started all 3 games...Credited with 1.5 tackles in ArenaBowl XXI win over Columbus (7/29).

SO.... like a lot of signings...
may show something in training camp but not coming with stellar resume. Has experience and may push others in training camp.
Worth a look....

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MacIntrye listing from the arena league.
Like Harper he had injuries last year.

A little less on his resume. Pro career to date? Pretty short.

Starting DE in his 1st career AFL game with a QB hurry and a 6-yard TD catch before sustaining an ankle injury in the 2nd half (vs Colorado 4/6)...Placed on IR Apr. 20 missing the remainder of the season and playoffs.

The Scottish Claymores? Whaaaaaataaaa team.

Da nay make fun of the Claymores you Argo Pile of Puke!

Groundskeeper Willy(Pat Lynch- the old guy in section 7) :wink: