David Harris
LB NE (9)
1 month ago

Harris (coach's decision) is inactive for Sunday's game against the Jets, Mike Reiss of ESPN.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

One of multiple veterans purged from the rebuilding Jets roster in the offseason, Harris landed in New England on a two-year contract. The 33-year-old was expected to vie for a starting role, but with the Patriots settling on Dont'a Hightower, Kyle Van Noy and Elandon Roberts as their three linebackers, Harris hasn't been able to see regular action. Harris played just seven defensive snaps in the Patriots' first three games, and since he doesn't offer much value on special teams, the Patriots have since made him inactive in two of the past three weeks. Unless an injury to one of the aforementioned players opens up an opportunity, Harris' relevance in IDP formats appears to be over.

David Harris
LB NE (9)
5 months ago7 Comments

Harris is signing a two-year deal with the Patriots, NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports.

EDGE Analysis

Released in early June as part of the Jets' offseason purge, the 33-year-old Harris will stay in the AFC East and help his former team's chief rival fill a major need next to Dont'a Hightower in the linebacking corps. Harris had at least 75 tackles in each of his 10 seasons with the Jets, falling shy of the century mark last season (95 in 15 games) for the first time since 2011. His days as a valuable IDP likely are a thing of the past, but he should help the New England run defense while also providing an occasional pass-rushing threat (35.5 career sacks).

David Harris
LB NE (9)
6 months ago2 Comments

Harris is being released by the Jets, Mike Garafolo of NFL Network reports.

EDGE Analysis

Harris' tenure with the Jets comes to an end after ten seasons, as he is the latest of a handful of veterans being released by the team this offseason. A second-round draft pick from Michigan, Harris was the backbone of the Jets' defense for several years, notching 1088 tackles and 35.5 sacks during his 10 seasons in New York, missing only six games during that timespan. While the Jets are opting to get younger, Harris should attract the attention of several teams around the league looking to bolster their linebacking corps. At 33, it seems like veteran still has something left in the tank but he will likely need to take a major pay cut if he hopes to continue his career elsewhere.

David Harris
LB NE (9)
12 months ago

Harris posted 11 tackles Sunday against the Patriots.

EDGE Analysis

Harris failed to surpass six tackles in any of his first eight games to start the season, but he's now recorded 11 in each of his last two games. The 32-year-old has been a tackling machine for years, and it appears that he's back on track, making him an excellent player to add in IDP leagues.

David Harris
LB NE (9)
1 year ago

Harris (hamstring) was a full participant in Thursday's practice.

EDGE Analysis

Harris was back on the field as a full participant since injuring his hamstring in Week 5. The veteran appears likely to take the field against the Ravens, but could see his reps monitored due to the injury. If that is the case, expect Bruce Carter to see some expanded reps this Sunday.

David Harris
LB NE (9)
1 year ago

Harris (hamstring) was a limited participant in Wednesday's practice, ESPN reports.

EDGE Analysis

Harris suffered a hamstring injury in Week 5 and hadn't practiced since, also missing Monday's game against the Cardinals. Now back at practice, it seems he may have a chance of suiting up this week.

David Harris
LB NE (9)
1 year ago

Harris (hamstring) has been ruled inactive for Monday night's matchup with the Cardinals.

EDGE Analysis

This status is unsurprising considering Harris was downgraded to doubtful over the weekend, but it is still notable considering it is his first inactive since Week 13 of 2008. Bruce Carter figures to fill in for the veteran at inside linebacker.

David Harris
LB NE (9)
1 year ago

Harris (hamstring) is doubtful for Monday's game against the Cardinals, Rich Cimini of ESPN reports.

EDGE Analysis

Harris was held out of practice all week and is likely to see his streak of 121 consecutive games played come to an end. Bruce Carter and Darron Lee figure to see extra reps if Harris is held out.

David Harris
LB NE (9)
1 year ago

Harris (hamstring) missed practice again Friday and is questionable to play against the Cardinals on Monday, ESPN reports.

EDGE Analysis

Harris went down last week against the Steelers and doesn't look likely to suit up, placing his streak of 121 consecutive games played -- dating back to 2008 -- in jeopardy.

David Harris
LB NE (9)
1 year ago

Harris (hamstring) did not participate in practice Thursday.

EDGE Analysis

Harris had an MRI on his hamstring after injurying it against the Steelers Sunday, but it came back negative. The specifics of his injury remain unclear and if he's unable to return to practice later this week his status won't bode well for the team's Monday night tilt against Arizona.