Broncos add a cornerback with Chris Harris Jr. hurting

Chris Harris Jr. might not suit up on Sunday. So it'll be up to a seventh-round pick to take his spot.
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The Denver Broncos have added another cornerback in case their best one can’t play.

That’s a contingency plan the team doesn’t want to entertain, but might have to. Star cover man Chris Harris Jr.’s shoulder injury sounds severe.

Via Ben Volin of the Boston Globe:

Nixon better be ready to play. The seventh-round pick might be tasked with guarding a Patriots passing game which looked rejuvenated last weekend.

Harris Jr. and his one good shoulder might be the only one speedy enough to keep up with Julian Edelman — unless Nixon has wheels.