ESPN's Mike Reiss' take on the Patriots second year runner:
“When Sony Michel had foot surgery in May, putting his availability for the start of training camp in question, it opened the door for 2019 third-round pick Damien Harris (Alabama) to stake an early claim to the Patriots’ top running back spot. He has done just that. Harris’ fresh legs and soft hands in the passing game (e.g., a one-handed catch Tuesday) have him in good position to be a primary option alongside Rex Burkhead. Starting left guard Joe Thuney used the word ‘explosive’ to describe Harris’ running style, as he is tough to bring down.”
ESPN's Mike Reiss reports, the running has missed back to back practices with a hand injury that may cost him week one.
The Patriots have placed Harris on IR which will cost him at least the first three games, as he recovers from his hand surgery.