The LA Chargers biggest injury risks of the 2021 season

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4. Chris Harris

Take everything that I wrote about Jared Cook and Bryan Bulaga in regards to age and repeat it here with Chris Harris. This was a concern when the LA Chargers signed Harris last offseason and what do you know, Harris missed significant time with injury last season.

Luckily, the LA Chargers are not relying too heavily on Harris this season. Michael Davis is effectively going to be the team’s CB1 with second-round pick Asante Samuel Jr. filling in as the second outside corner.

Harris should be reserved for the slot, although Brandon Staley’s defense will likely move him around a tad. The switch to more man coverage should also be good for Harris at this point in his career.

While he is not the Chris Harris of old he still should be able to provide quality snaps as an overqualified slot corner. The problem is keeping him healthy and getting him to play all 16 games at his age.

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Harris has been fairly durable for most of his career but him missing seven games last season is a worrisome sign. Can Harris’ body hold up for a 17-game season at this point in his career? Only time will tell.