The former North Carolina State wideout was drafted in the sixth round last year and quickly made an impact. As a rookie, he played in all 16 games and totaled 30 catches for 365 yards, offering promise that he could he blossom into a valuable receiving threat.
Offensive coordinator Scott Turner said in May that he sought to create competition within the receiving corps, and Harmon was likely to vie for a starting role. His injury creates more uncertainty for the position group, which lacks proven contributors outside of second-year standout Terry McLaurin.
Washington signed seventh-year receiver Cody Latimer in March, but his future with the team is unclear after he was arrested in May on assault and weapons charges in Colorado. Latimer has a scheduled court hearing for July 24.
The lack of depth creates more opportunity for Steven Sims Jr., an undrafted free agent a year ago who was effective as a returner and took on a larger role in the offense as the season went on, as well as Trey Quinn, “Mr. Irrelevant” of the 2018 draft, who was used primarily in the slot. But it also puts more pressure on fourth-round rookie Antonio Gandy-Golden to develop into an immediate and consistent contributor.
NFL Network first reported Harmon’s injury.