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Mike Harris working for starting role on Jaguars defense

Rick Dole

The Jacksonville Jaguars will likely have a whole new secondary in the 2013 season, but second-year corner Mike Harris could hold onto his nickel role.

"He's a guy that earned a spot last year and started playing quite a bit at the end of the year," Tony Boselli told the crowd at the Tallahassee caravan event last week, via the Tallahassee Democrat. "He'll be our starting nickel this year. He'll be all over the field."

Harris was drafted in the sixth-round in the 2012 NFL Draft with the idea of being a future nickel corner, but due to injuries and poor play in the secondary overall he was pushed into the fire and did fairly well. Harris quickly became one of the "reliable" players in the Jaguars swiss cheese secondary last season and seems to be pushing veteran Marcus Trufant currently for the starting nickel role.

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