David Harris Injury: Updates on Jets LB's Hamstring and Return

Timothy Rapp@@TRappaRTFeatured Columnist

GREEN BAY, WI - SEPTEMBER 14:  Inside linebacker David Harris #52 of the New York Jets during the NFL game against the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field on September 14, 2014 in Green Bay, Wisconsin.  The Packers defeated the Jets 31-24.  (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
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New York Jets linebacker David Harris left Week 5 against the Pittsburgh Steelers with a hamstring injury and didn't play in Week 6. However, he is ready to return. 

Continue for updates.

Harris Active vs. Ravens 

Sunday, Oct. 23

The Jets announced Harris was available against Baltimore in Week 7.

Latest on Harris' Practice Status

Friday, Oct. 21

The Jets announced Harris was a full participant in practice for the second straight day on Friday.

Bowles Comments on Harris' Injury

Monday, Oct. 10

Head coach Todd Bowles told reporters Harris underwent an MRI on Monday, adding it's "too early to tell" if he will be ready to play against the Cardinals, per Rich Cimini of ESPN.com.

Harris Is Linchpin of Jets Defense

The 32-year-old came into Week 5 with 19 tackles on the season. He's posted 100 or more tackles six times, including the past four seasons, and has never finished with fewer than 75 tackles in a season in his career.

Harris was also just one of two players, alongside safety Marcus Gilchrist, to have played every defensive snap for the Jets in the first four weeks, per Cimini.

Harris has been a staple of the Jets defense since 2007 and is one of the unit's leaders.

"For him to be out there still banging it, still playing well and still having the impact he does—he’s still the leader of this defense—that’s crazy," safety Kerry Rhodes, his former teammate, told Mark Cannizzaro of the New York Post in August. "He's like an iron man; he’s played just about every game. Does he ever miss a game?”

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In fact, coming into 2016, Harris had missed a grand total of five games in his career and none since 2009.


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