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Najee Harris (foot) cleared to play Sunday against New England Patriots

Najee Harris (#22) runs the ball for Steelers during 2021 season
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The Pittsburgh Steelers will have its star running back for Sunday’s game against New England.

Najee Harris, a second-year player from Alabama, suffered a foot injury in the Steelers’ season opener versus Cincinnati.

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According to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network, Harris is off the injury list.

He will play in the game as he looks to defeat several of his former Crimson Tide teammates for the Patriots. Harris recorded 1,200 yards rushing, 467 yards receiving, and 10 touchdowns as a rookie in 2021. He earned team captain honors before the season started, and Pittsburgh is excited to watch his growth. Harris made the Pro Bowl and Pro Football Writers’ All-Rookie Team for his efforts. He won two College Football Playoff National Championships, and a host of other awards for the Tide.

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Stephen M. Smith is the managing editor and senior writer for Touchdown Alabama Magazine.  You can “like” him on Facebook or “follow” him on Twitter, via @CoachingMSmith. 

Stephen Smith is a 2015 graduate of the University of Alabama. He is a senior writer and reporter for Touchdown Alabama Magazine. He has covered Alabama football for 10+ years and his knowledge and coverage of the Crimson Tide's program have made him among the most respected journalist in his field. Smith has been featured on ESPN and several other marquee outlets as an analyst.

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