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Saints Roster Countdown 2014: #29 Khiry Robinson and #79 Bryce Harris

The New Orleans Saints have won their first preseason game, but they are still a long way off from narrowing down the final roster from 90 to 53. Here at CSC, we're still counting down the days until the Saints regular season by taking a brief look at the guys who currently stand on the roster. Today we check out #29 (RB) Khiry Robinson and #79 (OT) Bryce Harris!

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As we count down from 50 days until the New Orleans Saints begin their regular season in Atlanta, on September 7th, we're getting to know a little bit about those players who have signed on to bring home another Lombardi trophy.

Today, we take a brief look at two excellent additions to the PayLoo UDFA Championship belt: running back Khiry Robinson and offensive tackle Bryce Harris!

So, with no more ado:


#29 RB Khiry Robinson (2nd year)

Khiry Robinson has climbed a stepped hill through the football ranks since leaving high school.  In 2008 he played junior college football in Virginia, Minnesota, where he led the division in rushing and scored the only points of the conference championship game.  He then went on to Blinn College in Texas, where he played with Cam Newton, won the 2009 NJCAA national championship, and was named NJCAA All-American at running back.  Again he moved on, this time to West Texas A&M, where he played for two seasons and was named to the 2012 all-America team.all-America team.

Robinson came out of West Texas A&M as an undrafted free agent, and was signed to the New Orleans Saints on a tryout basis.  After an excellent performance at rookie camp, and an impressive preseason, the unheralded UDFA made the final roster and went on to make a significant contribution to the Saints running game.  During the 2013 season, the rookie carried 54 times for 224 yards with one touchdown in the regular season, and then played a key role in the team's postseason win over the Eagles as he rushed 21 times for 102 yards with one touchdown in the postseason.

Khiry has continued to impress since joining the team, has had a great training camp, and made the most out of his opportunity to shine during the Saints preseason win over the Rams last night.  A tough downhill runner, Robinson looks to factor significantly into the Saints running game in 2014.

3 yr(s) / $1,486,000. Average: $495,333 per year through 2015.

#79 OT Bryce Harris (3rd year)

Bryce Harris was actually first signed by the Atlanta Falcons in May 2012, as an undrafted free agent out of Fresno State.  At the end of his first preseason, he was placed on the Falcons practice squad, and then signed away from Atlanta to the active roster in New Orleans.  Harris made his NFL debut in November of his rookie year; but he was unable to finish the game after suffering a broken leg, and was placed on IR two days later.

By the beginning of the 2013 season, Harris had fully recovered from his injury and was back on the final roster.  He was used mainly in a backup capacity, and as an extra blocker in "jumbo" packages with multiple tight ends.  He played in all 16 games last year, and started one against the New England Patriots in place of injured tackle Zach Strief.  The young tackle has been solid in his role thus far, and may be considered the heir apparent to the talented Zach Strief.

1 yr(s) / $570,000.