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Broncos add a cornerback with Chris Harris Jr. hurting

Jan 11, 2015; Denver, CO, USA; Denver Broncos cornerback Chris Harris Jr. (25) against the Indianapolis Colts in the 2014 AFC Divisional playoff football game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. The Colts defeated the Broncos 24-13. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Jan 11, 2015; Denver, CO, USA; Denver Broncos cornerback Chris Harris Jr. (25) against the Indianapolis Colts in the 2014 AFC Divisional playoff football game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. The Colts defeated the Broncos 24-13. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

The Denver Broncos have added another cornerback in case their best one can't play.

That's a contingency plan the team doesn't want to entertain, but might have to. Star cover man Chris Harris Jr.'s shoulder injury sounds severe.

Via Ben Volin of the Boston Globe:

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With CB Chris Harris (shoulder) ailing, #Broncos signed CB Taurean Nixon to their active roster and put S Omar Bolden (knee) on IR

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Nixon better be ready to play. The seventh-round pick might be tasked with guarding a Patriots passing game which looked rejuvenated last weekend.

Harris Jr. and his one good shoulder might be the only one speedy enough to keep up with Julian Edelman -- unless Nixon has wheels.