BEREA, Ohio — Cleveland Browns starting center Nick Harris will likely need knee surgery at the end of the season, coach Kevin Stefanski said Saturday.
Harris injured his right knee in game two of Friday’s preseason opener against the Jacksonville Jaguars. He had to be carried off the field.
Ethan Pocic replaced Harris at center. Pocic started in 40 games over five years for the Seattle Seahawks before signing with the Browns this offseason.
Harris would be the only new starter on the Browns’ offensive line, replacing veteran JC Tretter, whom the team fired in March.
The Browns drafted Harris in the fifth round from Washington in 2020. He has made a start as a guard for Cleveland in each of the past two seasons.
Tretter, president of the NFL Players Association, remains without a contract. The 31-year-old started all but one of the last five seasons for the Browns because of COVID-19. Cleveland has offset $8.25 million against the salary cap by releasing him. Stefanski did not comment on a possible signing of Tretter.
https://www.espn.com/nfl/story/_/id/34394326/cleveland-browns-center-nick-harris-knee-injury-likely-ends-season Cleveland Browns center Nick Harris’ knee injury likely ends season