Jets LB David Harris leaves with shoulder injury, to have more tests

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- The New York Jets are confident wide receiver Brandon Marshall will be ready for Week 1 despite missing Saturday night's preseason game with a sore hip, but they're not sure about linebacker David Harris.

Harris suffered a shoulder injury in the Jets' 21-20 loss to the New York Giants in their annual preseason game at MetLife Stadium. He underwent X-rays at the stadium and will go for additional tests Sunday, according to coach Todd Bowles.

Bowles said he has "no idea" if Harris' injury is serious, adding, "I'll wait for the tests."

Losing Harris for a significant period would be a blow, because he's an every-down linebacker and the defensive signal caller. Bowles calls him "the glue" to the defense.

Harris was injured on the final play from scrimmage in the first half, when he was buried under a pile on a run by Shane Vereen. He got up slowly and was taken immediately to the locker room.

"We definitely don't want to lose Dave," cornerback Buster Skrine said. "That's our defensive leader."

Harris, 32, hasn't missed a game since 2008, his second year in the league.

Marshall was a surprise scratch, but he could've played if it had been a regular-season game, Bowles said, adding thate might miss some practice time.

"I just need him for opening day," Bowles said. "I think he'll be there."

Marshall, 32, was the team MVP last season, setting franchise records for catches (109) and receiving yards (1,502).
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