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David Harris’ streak likely to end at 121 games this week

Seahawks' CJ Spiller scores on New York Jets

Seahawks' CJ Spiller scores on New York Jets middle linebacker David Harris (52) during first half on Sunday, Oct. 2, 2016. Photo Credit: Lee S Weissman

PHOENIX, Ariz. — David Harris’ streak of consecutive regular-season games is about to end at 121.

The linebacker did not practice for a third straight day because of a hamstring injury and officially is listed as doubtful for the Jets’ game in Arizona on Monday night.

Center Nick Mangold (knee) and tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins (ankle) are listed as questionable. So is cornerback Darrelle Revis, though he showed signs of improvement Friday.

“When I run . . . at my top speed, my hamstring is not grabbing,” said Revis, who suffered a mild strain in his left hamstring against the Seahawks and was forced to sit out last week’s loss in Pittsburgh. “That’s two thumbs up in my book.”

Mangold, Seferian-Jenkins and Revis were limited during Saturday’s practice.

The loss of Harris looms large for the Jets, who are reeling at 1-4. As the so-called quarterback of the defense, he’s responsible for communicating the play calls and making sure everyone is in the right position before the snap. And for that reason, Revis said not having Harris on the field would be “a huge hit for our defense.”

In his 10-year career, the 32-year-old linebacker not only has been dependable but durable. The last time he missed a game was Nov. 30, 2008, because of a groin injury.

When Harris spoke to reporters Friday about his latest injury, it was clear he was far from 100 percent. Asked how his hamstring was feeling, he paused slightly and said, “OK, I guess.”

Only six players — Eli Manning (181), Philip Rivers (165), Jason Witten (152), Joe Thomas (149), Donald Penn (145) and Brandon Carr (133) — have longer active consecutive-start streaks than Harris. “It means a lot to me,” he said Friday. “I try to be dependable. I just try to be there for my teammates.”


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