Harden was released from the New England Patriots’ practice squad on December 5th. Originally signed by New England on November 16, when the Pats were dealing with injuries to their secondary, Harden was never activated by the Patriots.
Harden was originally signed by the Seahawks as an undrafted free agent from the University of Missouri in April of 2004. He spent the regular season on the practice squad and was activated for the wild-card loss to St. Louis. Seattle then allocated Harden to the NFL Europe League, where he played with the Berlin Thunder. Harden played in all 10 regular season games for the Thunder, starting six. He registered 21 tackles, two interceptions and 10 passes defensed. After spending time with the Seahawks during their 2005 training camp, he was released in the final roster cuts on September 4, 2005.
The Seahawks released CB Brandon Haw from the practice squad to make room for Harden.