Harris is now up to two interceptions for the season, both of which have come in the last two contests. Though he's third on the depth chart at safety behind starters Karl Joseph and Marcus Gilchrist, Harris is still regularly featured in nickel packages, routinely affording him elevated snap counts. The 59 defensive snaps he logged Monday were Harris' most of the season.
Harris will start against the Colts on Sunday, Matt Kawahara of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
Harris slots into Oakland's starting lineup in place of Reggie Nelson (coach's decision), and will suit up as the team's top free safety. If Harris is able to show well against the Colts on Sunday, the 28-year-old could earn an extended starting role.
Harris (finger) participated in Tuesday's practice, Matt Kawahara of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
Harris, who underwent surgery to repair a broken finger, was expected to be back at practice Monday, but he took an extra day off and managed to make his timely return Tuesday. Harris is considered to be on the roster bubble, so he will need to have a healthy, productive preseason in the Raiders' secondary.
Harris, who recently underwent surgery to repair his broken index finger, is expected to return to practice as early as Monday, NBC Sports Bay Area's Scott Bair reports.
Harris' return timetable has been reduced to a matter of days after just breaking his finger in Thursday's practice, though he may don a cast for Monday's upcoming training camp session. He could struggle to make the 53-man roster, so a timely return to practice is a much-needed development for Harris.
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