The Pittsburgh Steelers have received disappointing news that player T.J. Watt will miss a third of the season due to injury. But the injury report of running back star Naji Harris is much better.
On Friday, the Steelers released their latest injury report for the week and noted that Harris was a full participant in workouts for the second day in a row. Harris suffered a foot injury in overtime in Week one over the Cincinnati Bengals. In that game, he had 10 carries for 23 yards, two receptions for three yards and a touchdown.
Harris is expected to play a big role in the Steelers’ offense this season. Last year, he led the NFL in total touchdowns with 381 of them, earning Pro Bowl honors after gaining more than 1,600 yards in scrimmage and 10 touchdowns.
The former first-round pick was almost as good as advertised coming out of Alabama, and he was the center of the team’s entire rushing attack.
Last year, the Steelers didn’t have a single player who had even 100 yards. To say that Pittsburgh is probably relying on Nagy Harris this year would not be an exaggeration at all.
When Harris is healthy, the Steelers can breathe a sigh of relief—at least for now.
Will Naji Harris get a full load this Sunday?