dangolka (CBS) — The Patriots are down two of their high rushers in Monday evening’s sport in opposition to the Kansas Metropolis Chiefs. However New England can have one other one in every of their promising younger working backs energetic for the primary time this season.
Damien Harris has been taken off IR and can swimsuit up for the Patriots in opposition to the Chiefs, based on Ian Rapoport. The second-year runner had a formidable coaching camp, however began on IR after struggling a hand damage simply earlier than the season opener.
The #Patriots are bringing RB Damien Harris (hand) off Injured Reserve to play tonight, supply mentioned. With Sony Michel (quad) not making the journey, Harris will get carries.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) October 5, 2020
Harris, a third-round choose in 2019, ought to see some motion in his 2020 debut, because the Patriots are with out quarterback Cam Newton and working again Sony Michel on Monday evening. Newton, who has rushed for 149 yards this season, examined optimistic for COVID-19 on Saturday, forcing the league to push this weekend’s Pats-Chiefs showdown to Monday evening. Michel, who’s New England’s main rusher with 179 yards over the primary three video games, was dominated out Monday morning and was later positioned on IR with a quad damage.
So Harris might be a welcome addition to the New England backfield in opposition to the Chiefs. He joins Rex Burkhead (83 dashing yards, two touchdowns on the season), James White (22 dashing yards, 30 receiving yards) and rookie JJ Taylor (70 dashing yards) within the Patriots’ secure of working backs. They need to every get loads of carries with veteran Brian Hoyer beneath middle instead of Newton.
Harris appeared in solely two video games as a rookie in 2019 and rushed for simply 12 yards on 4 carries. However he figures to have a promising future in New England after dashing for over 3,000 yards and 23 touchdowns in his 4 seasons at Alabama.
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