Harrison's rookie campaign will come to a premature end with two games remaining. He will finish the year with 32 tackles (24 solo), one sack, three passes defended, and one interception. He had not missed a game until now, as he has played in all 14 including eight starts. The 21-year-old will look to build on that heading into the 2019 season, while Jarrod Wilson takes over at starting strong safety for the Jaguars.
Harrison indicated Wednesday that he won't require surgery and that his injury is just a bone bruise, Daniel Popper of The Athletic reports. He doesn't expect the issue to impact his availability for the 2019 season, per Phillip Heilman of The Florida Times-Union.
Harrison suggested that he probably wouldn't have ended up on injured reserve if it wasn't so late in the season, indicating that his knee issue is relatively minor in nature. He should be good to go by the time workouts fire up next summer, barring a setback of some kind.
Harrison sustained the knee injury in Sunday's loss to the Redskins and was unable to return. The Jaguars waived veteran Barry Church -- who started the first 11 games of the season at strong safety -- on Friday, leaving little remaining depth at safety. Jarrod Wilson replaced Harrison but was also forced from the game with an ankle injury, which could force the team to bring in additional depth, depending on the severity.
Harrison won't return to Sunday's game against the Redskins after suffering a knee injury, tad reports.
Harrison was initially considered questionable to return before being downgraded to out. Cody Davis has taken over at strong safety, as Harrison's replacement Jarrod Wilson also exited with an ankle injury.
Harrison usurped Barry Church for the starting role Week 13 against the Colts and has played every defensive snap the last two weeks. Church was waived by the Jaguars on Friday, giving the rookie the chance to finish the season with essentially no competition at the position. The 21-year-old has eight tackles (seven solo), a sack and an interception in the last two games as the starting strong safety, and should remain in that role for the final three weeks of the season for Jacksonville.