Harris returned an interception 35 yards for a TD in Sunday's 34-17 loss to the Ravens.|||||||
It was Harris' first pick since he had his only two in 2009.
Harris will play Sunday against Jacksonville.|||||||
Harris (injured toe) was questionable.
Harris sat out practice Wednesday because of a toe injury.|||||||
Harris was sidelined, but coach Rex Ryan added that the team is not concerned and "expects him back" to practice before the Jets' game against the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday. Harris had eight tackles against the Cowboys.
The New York Jets have signed Harris to a contract extension, the team announced Tuesday.|||||||
Harris, who signed his franchise tender before the NFL lockout began in March, said earlier in the day that he expected the extension to be signed soon. Turns out, it was done a few hours later. He became a starter after the Jets traded Jonathan Vilma before the 2008 season. He has 428 tackles, 14 1/2 sacks, two interceptions and five forced fumbles in four seasons.
The Jets placed the franchise tag on Harris on Tuesday, the first time the team has used the designation since 2006.Harris, who made a base salary of $550,000 in the final year of his rookie deal, was voted the team MVP by his teammates after having 99 tackles and three sacks in his fourth season.|||||||
General manager Mike Tannenbaum recently said re-signing Harris was a priority, and the Jets could still lock him up to a long-term deal once the NFL's uncertain labor situation is cleared up despite placing the franchise tag on him. By using the tag, the Jets must pay Harris the average of the top five salaries among linebackers. Last year, Harris' position was worth about $9.6 million, meaning he could be in for a payday of $10 million or slightly higher.