Chargers CB Chris Harris is expected to miss 4-6 weeks with a foot injury he suffered in Sunday's loss to the Panthers, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. That's not a big deal for IDP purposes, but Harris' absence will be good news for opponent slot WRs while he's out. For Sunday, that will be Buccaneers WR Chris Godwin -- if he's able to return from his hamstring injury. Beyond that sit the Saints, Jets and Dolphins.
Here's how Broncos CB Chris Harris described playing with his injured shoulder in Sunday's win over the Steelers, according to The Denver Post: “It affected my whole game. It was so hard to play. I preach on getting hands every time on somebody. It’s hard playing my game, and part of my game is taken away. I have to figure out a way.” Denver has added a CB to the roster this week, so we'll see if Harris can continue to play through the issue. If he's on the field at New England on Sunday, you can bet Patriots QB Tom Brady will test him in coverage. We'll keep that in mind as we weigh this week's WR rankings.
Broncos CB Chris Harris told the Tulsa World that he's "probably about 85 percent right" in his recovery from last season's ACL tear. "I have one more month of training and then I finally get [medically cleared] so I’m excited about that,” he added. That would put him on the field at the start of training camp. Don't be surprised if the team starts Harris slowly in camp, even if he gets full clearance by late July. We'll see how he looks in the preseason, but Harris could benefit from talent upgrades around the Denver defense this offseason. When healthy, his slot coverage his key to the pass D, and Harris can be a fringe IDP option.
Broncos CB Chris Harris left in the 1st half of Sunday's meeting with Dallas because of a concussion. He'll obviously have to pass through the league protocol before returning to the field. We'll see how long that takes. Harris' absence hurts a secondary that has already been dealing with an injured Champ Bailey.