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Massive outing Week 16

Harris recorded 14 tackles (seven solo) in Sunday's 30-24 overtime loss to the Chiefs.

Analysis: Harris was one of four Houston defenders to log double-digit tackles, as the team struggled to get off the field against Kansas City's potent offense. This allowed the rookie linebacker to set career highs in tackles and defensive snaps (76). Harris has now totaled 55 tackles and two passes defended while playing every defensive snap in five of his nine games this season, and he'll likely serve an important role in slowing down start Titans running back Derrick Henry in Week 16.

Dec 20, 2022 7:07 PM EST

Six stops Sunday

Harris recorded six tackles (two solo) and one pass defended in Sunday's 27-14 defeat versus the Browns.

Analysis: Harris played every defensive snap against Cleveland after being forced out with a shoulder injury during Houston's Week 12 loss to Miami. After missing the first five games of the season on IR, the rookie outside linebacker has now recorded 22 tackles and two passes defended on 358 defensive snaps over seven contests. Harris should continue to play a prominent as the Texans travel to Dallas in Week 14.

Dec 5, 2022 8:02 PM EST

Slated to play Friday

Harris (shoulder) doesn't have an injury designation for Sunday's game against the Browns.

Analysis: Harris was limited at practice Wednesday and Thursday, but he'll be able to suit up in Week 13 after practicing fully Friday. He's racked up 20 tackles (10 solo), a forced fumble and a pass defense over six games this year.

Dec 2, 2022 1:56 PM EST

Limited participant Wednesday

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

Analysis: Harris was in pads Wednesday after missing the entire second half of Week 12's loss to Miami. It's a hopeful sign for his chances to play Sunday against Cleveland.

Dec 1, 2022 4:39 AM EST

Out with shoulder injury

Harris has been ruled out for the remainder of Sunday's game against the Dolphins with a shoulder injury, Brooks Kubena of the Houston Chronicle reports.

Analysis: With Harris now done for the rest of the afternoon, Jake Hansen is in line for an expanded linebacker role for the time being. The rookie logged two tackles before his departure, but his next chance to suit up now comes in Week 13 versus the Browns.

Nov 27, 2022 11:59 AM EST

Leaves with injury

Harris has exited Sunday's game against the Dolphins with a shoulder injury.

Analysis: Harris has played a significant role in the team's linebacker corps since debuting Week 7, after recovering from a hamstring injury that delayed his first NFL action. While Harris is out, Jake Hansen will likely see an increase in opportunity.

Nov 27, 2022 10:52 AM EST

Career-high nine tackles in loss

Harris racked up nine tackles (four solo) and a pass defensed in Sunday's 24-16 loss to the Giants.

Analysis: Making his fourth appearance for the Texans, Harris set a new career high in tackles while notching his first pass defensed. The rookie linebacker played 100 percent of the team's defensive snaps in the Week 10 loss and should maintain a prominent role moving forward on a rebuilding Houston team.

Nov 14, 2022 12:16 PM EST

Cleared for action Thursday

Harris (thigh) is active for Thursday's game against the Eagles.

Analysis: Harris logged limited sessions on both Monday and Tuesday before upgrading as a full participant in Wednesday's practice, but he's ultimately been cleared for game action Thursday night versus Philadelphia. Expect the 21-year-old to play a prominent role within Houston's linebacker corps in what should be a tough matchup for the rookie.

Nov 3, 2022 4:04 PM EST

Questionable for TNF

Harris (thigh) was a full participant in Wednesday's practice and is questionable for Thursday's game against the Eagles.

Analysis: Harris has shown improvement throughout the week in practice, as he was a limited participant Monday and Tuesday before being upgraded to a full participant Wednesday. Even so, he'll likely need to test his injury in pregame warmups before gaining clearance to play.

Nov 2, 2022 6:58 PM EST

Gaining larger role

Harris will be the primary weakside linebacker after the Texans released Kamu Grugier-Hill on Wednesday, Brooks Kubena of the Houston Chronicle reports.

Analysis: Harris, a 2022 third-round draft that missed the first five games of the season, made his NFL debut Week 7 and was given more snaps that Grugier-Hill. Houston head coach Lovie Smith was pleased with the rookie's efforts in a loss to the Raiders and plans to give him more playing time going forward. "We found a way to start the process [Sunday]," Smith said Monday. "He didn't do anything [Sunday] that said we should give him less. To me, he did things that say we should give him more." With that development, the veteran Grugier-Hill requested his release, and the team granted it.

Oct 27, 2022 5:11 AM EST

Logs one tackle in debut

Harris recorded one tackle and played 38 snaps (68 percent) in Sunday's 38-20 loss to Las Vegas in Week 7.

Analysis: Harris, a 2022 third-round pick out of Alabama, made his NFL debut Sunday but could not stop Raiders running back Josh Jacobs from piling up 143 yards and three touchdowns. Houston's rush defense is allowing 5.2 yards per carry and 165 per game.

Oct 24, 2022 7:03 AM EST

Activated for Week 7

Harris (hamstring) was activated from injured reserve Saturday.

Analysis: Harris missed the first four games of the campaign and was designated to return to practice Oct. 5. The rookie out of Alabama will likely make his NFL debut Sunday against the Raiders in Las Vegas.

Oct 22, 2022 6:49 PM EST

Designated for return to practice

Harris (hamstring) has been designated to return to practice Wednesday, Aaron Wilson of reports.

Analysis: Harris has missed a requisite four games on IR to start the season, making him eligible to return in full as soon as the Texans are convinced he's back to full health. The rookie third-round pick is dealing with a hamstring injury that forced him to miss much of training camp.

Oct 5, 2022 7:29 AM EST

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