Clark Harris had his first full practice with the Cincinnati Bengals as the lone long snapper on Wednesday. When 13 reporters and photographers surrounded him, Harris didn't have a typical reaction.
"You guys will never want to talk to me again," he told the reporters, according to the Associated Press. "That's what I'm hoping for."
Harris was signed after the Bengals released 10-year veteran Brad St. Louis on Tuesday after three botched field goals and two botched extra points in the first five games.
According to Bengals.com, Harris, a Southern Regional High School and Rutgers University graduate, passed his first test today. Special teams coach Darrin Simmons was happy with Harris' performance. The sessions went smoothly, including a good 35-yard field goal try by Shayne Graham.
"It looked the way it's supposed to look," Simmons told Bengals.com.
Harris' first game with Cincinnati is against the Houston Texans on Sunday, the team that just released him. Harris has a penchant for facing former teams in the NFL.
The Green Bay Packers drafted him in the seventh round in 2007. They didn't keep him. Harris played the final four games with Houston last year, and his first game was against the Packers.