Harris recorded 34 tackles (24 solo) in eight games this season.
Harris' rookie year got off to a rocky start when he landed on injured reserve with a hamstring injury before getting into his first NFL game. The Florida product was activated off of IR midseason, and was thrust into the starting strong safety role for the last five games of the year following Jaquiski Tartt's (shoulder) injury. Harris averaged 5.8 tackles over those five starts, and while those numbers are decent, the 25-year-old's speed and physicality at the point of impact was apparent. The 49ers' safety situation looks to be unsettled -- both in terms of talent and health -- heading into the 2019 campaign, but Harris figures to factor somewhere in that picture given his strong play to finish the season.
Harris will start at strong safety against the Broncos on Sunday, Matt Barrows of The Athletic reports.
Jaquiski Tartt is sidelined with a shoulder injury, and the 49ers are opting to go with Harris in his stead rather than Antone Exum. The rookie sixth round-pick saw 58 defensive snaps last week and had five tackles (three solo).
Harris has not seen the field in 2018 due to a hamstring injury that forced him to land on the IR. Now that he's officially activated, Harris is eligible to play Thursday against the Raiders. The rookie safety was able to practice Wednesday, so there is a strong possibility he suits up against the Raiders. If Harris does play, it's unknown what sort of role he will have with the team.
Harris (hamstring) participated in practice Wednesday, Nick Wagoner of ESPN.com reports.
Harris has spent all season on injured reserve, and the rookie's return to practice opens his window to be activated from IR. If Harris is eventually activated to the 53-man roster, the first game he'll be eligible to play will be Week 9 against the Raiders.
The former Florida standout was placed on IR on Sept. 3 with the eligibility to return. The fact that San Francisco plans to activate him at midseason suggest Harris is progressing nicely. With fellow safety Jaquiski Tartt (shoulder) also likely to miss time, Antone Exum and Tyvis Powell should expect more reps in the meantime.
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