Harris strained his oblique muscle during Wednesday's practice, Nicki Jhabvala of The Athletic Denver reports.
Harris' strained oblique is not believed to be anything out of the ordinary. Coach Vance Joseph is hopeful that Harris will be available for Saturday's preseason game, but the team likely won't rush the veteran if he's not 100 percent. Either way, it appears Harris is not in jeopardy of missing any games that count.
Harris has a chance to increase his salary by $3 million if he hits certain thresholds during the 2018 season, Jeff Legwold of ESPN.com reports.
If Harris earns every incentive, he'll receive $10.4 million, which would place him 12th among NFL cornerbacks. That payout is a bit above his grade from Pro Football Focus in 2017 -- 83.5, which made him the 29th-ranked cornerback -- but his passer rating when thrown at was just 76.6. In the post Aqib Talib-era in Denver, Harris should surpass his tackle total (40) from a year ago due to his previous standard (he ranged from 55 to 65 tackles in his first six seasons) and ability to stay on the field (only one missed game in his career).
With the Broncos trading Aqib Talib to the Rams on Thursday, Harris becomes the de facto No. 1 cornerback in Denver. The 28-year-old will look to improve on a career worst 40 tackles in what was an off year for the entire Broncos team in 2017. Bradley Roby is currently slated to take over Talib's role as the cornerback opposite Harris.
Harris had two tackles, one pass breakup and one interception in Sunday's loss to the Dolphins.
Harris played 66 of 67 defensive snaps Sunday, and with just 2.9 tackles per game this season, his fantasy contributions rely on his play in coverage, which is sporadic at best.
|7||10/18/18||@ ARI||8:20 pm|
|8||10/28/18||@ KC||1:00 pm|
|Bye: Week 10|
|11||11/18/18||@ LAC||4:05 pm|
|13||12/2/18||@ CIN||1:00 pm|
|14||12/9/18||@ SF||4:05 pm|
|16||12/24/18||@ OAK||8:15 pm|
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