How Harris’ growth as leader altered Raiders’ secondary plans

Raiders' Erik Adams

The Raiders signed safety Damarious Randall during the offseason with the expectation he would win the starting job opposite second-year strong safety Johnathan Abram in an otherwise young secondary, Randall was expected to be a sage presence.

That plan never came to fruition, however, partly because of Randall’s inability to practice consistently during training camp but even more so because of the continued emergence of veteran Erik Harris.

The Raiders cut Randall last week, and Harris will go into Sunday’s season opener against the Carolina Panthers as the starter.


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