It looks like Nick Harris, the center of Cleveland Browns, will be out for a year after injuring his knee during Friday night’s preseason game against the Jacksonville Jaguars.
Speaking to the media on Saturday, head coach Kevin Stefanski said it is “likely” Harris will need knee surgery at the end of the season, although the team will get a second opinion before making any decisions.
Harris’s right knee only seemed to give up in the second round. He tried to put weight on it, but couldn’t and had to be removed. Saturday morning he had an MRI.
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As for who could replace Harris, it might be a familiar face. JC Tretter was released by the Browns in March and Harris, who was a fifth round in the 2020 draft, took his place. Since Tretter has not signed with any other team and remains a free agent, getting him back on the squad may be the easiest option as he has spent five seasons with the Browns and is already familiar with the team.