New father Harris Jr.'s busy weekend
Chris Harris Jr. hasn't had much time to spare since the Broncos beat the Chargers on Thursday night, with the birth of his baby daughter happening over the weekend.
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — With a "mini-bye" following the Broncos' Thursday night game, most players had a chance to get some rest over the weekend after having two games in a five-day span.
But Chris Harris Jr. was a little busy becoming a new father.
He went home from Sports Authority Field at Mile High on Thursday night, picked up his wife and headed straight to the hospital to induce labor. Their daughter, Aria, was born over the weekend, and the couple posted a few photos and a video of the newborn on social media.
"It's an amazing feeling," Harris said of having his first child. "I can't – it's hard to describe."
"But it just adds more motivation for me. I've just got to continue – I've got to be a great dad and continue to be a great teammate here."
After sleeping on a cot for three days, Harris said he was happy to finally go home and get some sleep, which will be important as the team prepares for the Patriots this week. At the hospital, Harris was able to watch Sunday's Patriots-Bears game on his computer.
He noted that this weekend's game offers an opportunity to do something the team hasn't done since Harris arrived in Denver.
"Since I've been here, we've never won (in Foxborough)," he said. "So that's something, that's a goal that I want to do. I want to win in New England. It's on a list of things I haven't done, I haven't accomplished."