Harris did not convert any of his three targets into a reception in Saturday's preseason game against the Broncos. Harris had been sidelined with an upper-body injury, though he was able to take the field for the team's final preseason contest. The former wide receiver is likely to begin the season primarily as a special teams contributor. As a result, he's unlikely to see reliable volume in Week 1 against Chicago and will have a hard time making an impact on the offensive side of the ball so long as the Rams' tight end corps remains healthy.
Harris (core muscle) participated in full pads at Tuesday's practice, Jourdan Rodrigue of The Athletic reports. Harris underwent core muscle surgery this summer, which delayed his introduction to on-field work at training camp. Before the injury, he handled significant reps during the offseason program. A fourth-round rookie who is transitioning from wide receiver to tight end, the 6-foot-5, 219-pounder has a chance to move up the depth chart in a TE group that lost Gerald Everett in the offseason. Now that he's inched closer to full health, Harris will compete with Johnny Mundt and Brycen Hopkins for depth chart slotting behind top option Tyler Higbee.
Harris suffered a core-muscle injury a few weeks ago and underwent a minor procedure to address the injury, Jourdan Rodrigue of The Athletic reports. The rookie fourth-round pick is expected to make a full recovery within the next few weeks and isn't starting camp on the PUP list. Harris' availability for the first preseason game Aug. 14 versus the Chargers is up in the air, but he has a better chance of playing in the subsequent exhibitions.
Harris took significant reps throughout voluntary and minicamp practices, Lindsey Thiry of ESPN.com reports. With Tyler Higbee a non-participant at OTAs, Harris had the opportunity to showcase his talents at practice. The fourth-round pick from Central Florida played wide receiver in college but is expected to compete at tight end in the NFL due to his size. He will compete with Brycen Hopkins and Johnny Mundt going forward for the opportunity to back up Higbee.
Harris was working on at tight end during OTAs last week, Eric D. Williams of SI.com reports. The rookie fourth round pick checks in at 6-foot-5, 219 pounds, so it's not a major surprise he'll open his NFL career at tight end rather than wideout, the position he played his time in college at UCF. Harris could carve out a role as a secondary pass-catching threat behind No. 1 tight end Tyler Higbee.
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|3||09/26||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||19||7.00|
|6||10/17||@New York Giants||30||12.00|
|10||11/15||@San Francisco 49ers||25||10.00|
|12||11/28||@Green Bay Packers||20||7.00|
|18||01/09||San Francisco 49ers||25||10.00|
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