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David Harris | Linebacker | #52

Team: New York Jets
Age / DOB:  (32) / 1/21/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 250
College: Michigan
Drafted: 2007 / Rd. 2 (47) / NYJ
Contract: view contract details

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Jets ILB David Harris (hamstring) returned to a limited practice on Wednesday.
Per ESPN's Rich Cimini, Harris will play this week "barring a setback." Harris sat out Monday night's game in Arizona, ending a streak of 121 consecutive starts. Darron Lee drew the start in his place. Oct 19 - 7:58 PM

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Jets ILB David Harris (hamstring) is doubtful for Week 6.

He's not going to play on Monday night. It breaks a streak of 121 straight starts for Harris. Darron Lee will replace Harris next to Erin Henderson.
Oct 15 - 4:40 PM

Jets ILB David Harris was forced from New York's Week 5 game against the Steelers with a hamstring injury.

Harris went down before the half. He's "doubtful," which means he won't return. For now he should be considered week to week.
Oct 9 - 2:33 PM

ESPN Jets reporter Rich Cimini reports ILB David Harris (shoulder, questionable) will play Week 3 against the Chiefs.

It is good news with Erin Henderson (foot, questionable) unlikely to play after sitting out all week. First-round ILB Darron Lee should get the start next to Harris.
Sep 25 - 10:14 AM

Jets ILB David Harris (shoulder) is active for Week 1 against the Bengals.

As expected. Harris should play his regular snaps after practicing on a limited basis all week. The Jets' inactives are LB Jordan Jenkins, QB Bryce Petty, RB Troymaine Pope, QB Christian Hackenberg, OT Brandon Shell, CB Darryl Roberts, and TE Braedon Bowman.
Sep 11 - 11:45 AM

ESPN's Rich Cimini reports Jets ILB David Harris (shoulder, questionable) will play Week 1 against the Bengals.

Harris hurt his shoulder in the Jets' third preseason game but was able to practice on a limited basis this week. He'll get the nod at inside linebacker opposite Erin Henderson. Harris hasn't missed a game since 2008.
Sep 11 - 9:30 AM

ESPN New York expects ILB David Harris (shoulder) to play on Sunday.

Harris was limited in practice all week. He's a game-time decision, but his shoulder injury isn't expected to keep him out. Harris should play his normal snaps.
Sep 10 - 7:30 PM

Jets ILB David Harris (shoulder) will be a game-time decision for Week 1 against the Bengals.

Last month the 32-year-old went down with what appeared to be a serious shoulder injury, though tests showed it was only a bruise. Harris has been practicing on a limited basis this week and should be ready by Sunday.
Sep 9 - 1:35 PM

Jets ILB David Harris (shoulder) was a limited participant at Wednesday's practice.

Harris bruised his shoulder in a preseason game last month. Despite coach Todd Bowles' insistence that it's "too early" too announce his status for Week 1, it would ultimately be a shock if Harris isn't on the field Sunday against Cincinnati.
Sep 7 - 5:30 PM

Jets ILB David Harris (shoulder) is expected to be ready by Week 1.

ESPN New York's Rich Cimini later reported Harris' shoulder is only "bruised." One of the better interior run defenders in the league, Harris is coming off a 108-tackle season with 4.5 sacks and two forced fumbles. Harris has played in 16-of-16 games in an incredible seven straight seasons. That streak won't end when the Jets host the Bengals on September 11.
Aug 28 - 7:43 PM

Jets ILB David Harris (shoulder) will have an MRI on Sunday.

He left Saturday's preseason game with a shoulder injury after getting in a pileup at the end of the first half. Harris underwent X-rays after the game, which came back negative. Obviously we won't know much until his results come back, but ESPN Jets reporter Rich Cimini said the team is optimistic about his status. For now, consider him day to day.
Aug 28 - 9:09 AM

Jets ILB David Harris left Saturday's preseason game with a shoulder injury.

Harris went down near the end of the first half. He spent a decent amount of time on the ground before slowly walking off the field with trainers. He headed straight to the locker room. It's obviously not surprising Harris didn't return to a preseason game, but a multi-week ailment can't be ruled out. It's also entirely possible Gang Green is just being cautious.
Aug 27 - 9:22 PM

Jets ILB David Harris left Sunday's Week 4 game against the Dolphins with a right knee injury.

He walked off on his own power and said after the game he will be "all right." Harris had three tackles before leaving. Erin Henderson has taken his place at inside linebacker.
Source: ESPN
Sun, Oct 4, 2015 12:45:00 PM

Jets re-signed ILB David Harris to a three-year, $21.5 million contract with $15 million guaranteed.

The deal locks up Harris through his age-33 season. Rex Ryan's Bills were poised for an aggressive run at Harris had he hit the open market, but the Jets were even more aggressive about keeping him, guaranteeing Harris nearly 70 percent of this contract. Harris is a three-down linebacker who struggles in coverage but is a highly productive tackler. He'll likely be new coach Todd Bowles' defensive signal caller at "Mike" 'backer.
Fri, Mar 6, 2015 01:21:00 PM

The New York Daily News' Manish Mehta expects the Bills "to put on a full-court press" in trying to lure free agent ILB David Harris.

The Bills and Jets will likely be the biggest bidders for Harris' services, though the Falcons, Bears, and Dolphins have also been linked to the 31-year-old. Harris has been coach Rex Ryan's "quarterback" of the defense the past six years and would probably be interested in following him to Buffalo. Harris will likely be angling for $6-8 million per year on a multi-year contract.
Wed, Mar 4, 2015 01:53:00 PM

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