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Chris Harris injury: Broncos cornerback may be limited vs. Patriots

Denver's most versatile cornerback may be limited for the AFC Championship Game.

Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports

Denver Broncos cornerback Chris Harris toughed it out against the Pittsburgh Steelers in the playoffs, and he may have to do it again in the playoffs against the New England Patriots next week.

Harris left Denver's Divisional Round game against the Steelers early in the first half, but returned to see mostly third down work. Bradley Roby filled in with mixed results: Ben Roethlisberger seemed to target Roby's side of the field, finding openings in Denver's zone defense or separation in Roby's man coverage. But in redemptive fashion, Roby also forced the fumble that led to a Broncos touchdown and a comeback victory.

It'll be tough for the Broncos to handle Tom Brady and company without their most versatile cornerback; hopefully Harris' preliminary self-diagnosis is an overly cautious one. We'll be keeping an eye on it closely.

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