The Pittsburgh Steelers overcame a tough task in Week 1. They went on the road and beat their division rival and defending AFC champions the Cincinnati Bengals in overtime 23-20.

During their big victory, the Steelers left with a little setback. Running back, Najee Harris, suffered a foot injury late in the fourth quarter when the Steelers were trying to seal the game in regulation.

Fortunately for the former first-rounder, tests on his foot came back negative on Monday. As for his status for this Sunday against the New England Patriots, Harris says he’s good to go.

“I’ll be back at practice this week, and then I will be playing this weekend,” said Harris.

Harris didn’t have a huge game against the Bengals. He only amassed 23 yards on 10 carries and another three yards on two receptions. However, one of his catches was for a touchdown.

With the transition at quarterback from Ben Roethlisberger to Mitch Trubisky, the Steelers will need Harris to continue his productive ways from his rookie campaign in 2021. The former first-round pick tallied 1,200 rushing yards and added another 467 receiving while scoring 10 total touchdowns.

Harris paid the price, so to speak, for his big year a season ago. The Steelers put the ball in his hands 381 times which is a lot of wear and tear on a runner, regardless if he’s just entering the league. So, with this latest injury, although minor, the Steelers would be smart to take the precautious route with Harris.

The Steelers will play their first game at home against the Patriots, and it appears that Harris will be on the field in an attempt to push the team to a fast 2-0 start in a tough AFC North division.

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