"Obviously we are moving in the right direction," McCarthy said. "So, we'll see what the other doctors' opinions (are). That's just one doctor's opinion. We'll send his results out and get back more information. I think he will be hard-pressed to make it this week, but I think after the bye is realistic."
Harris received a CT scan that showed his lacerated spleen is healing "amazingly" well, according to nationalfootballpost.com, a Web site that lists Harris' agent, Jack Bechta, as a contributor.
It's not a typical football injury, but not unheard of. Then-Tampa Bay quarterback Chris Simms was sidelined for the rest of the season by a ruptured spleen in 2006.
Harris' replacement, second-year player Tramon Williams, has had an interception in each of the three games he has started.
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