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Former first-rounder Kwame Harris apparently retiring

Former first-round pick Kwame Harris was better at committing penalties than blocking defensive linemen during five years with the 49ers. Harris spent last year out of the NFL after an 11-start, 2008 season in Oakland.

Now, according to Aaron Wilson of the Carroll County Times, Harris “is apparently retiring.”

Released Thursday by the UFL’s Florida Tuskers, Harris is expected to call it quits after appearing in 86 career NFL games, including 55 starts. The 26th overall pick in the 2003 NFL Draft, Harris was a major disappointment in the pros.

Harris was replaced on the Jay Gruden-coached Tuskers’ roster by former Steelers offensive guard Darnell Stapleton.