ENGLEWOOD — Two straight Broncos' losses not only dashed playoff hopes, but prompted roster moves.
Cornerback Chris Harris planned to begin football activity this week. He told Denver7 he was on track to return for the season finale against the Chargers, three weeks after suffering a chipped bone in his right fibula. With the postseason gone, however, there is no reason for Harris to rush back.
The Broncos placed Harris on injured reserved on Wednesday, and added cornerback Craig Mager to the active roster. Denver missed Harris in last Saturday's loss to Cleveland. At one point, the Broncos boasted one healthy corner after Bradley Roby suffered a cut in his mouth that required five stitches and Jamar Taylor was ejected on his second snap for throwing a punch. Harrris' leadership void surfaced at San Francisco -- he helps members of the secondary by making calls and pre-snap shifts -- when tight end George Kittle posted 210 yards receiving in the first half.
Harris was voted a first alternate to the Pro Bowl on Tuesday. It was a difficult snub for Harris, who felt he delivered one of his best seasons as a pro.
"I’ll never get the credit I deserve outside of Denver. It’s OK I’m used to it now," Harris tweeted.