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Mike Tomlin says it was a 'really good start' for Najee Harris

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While it was a small sample size, first-round pick running back Najee Harris had an impressive preseason debut against the Cowboys in the Hall of Fame Game, finishing the night with seven carries for 22 yards (3.1 average) and one reception for three yards.

Mike Tomlin said after the game that he thought Harris displayed quality play in his first time out.

"I thought that he showed some of the things that he's been showing in practice settings," Tomlin said. "That's what we were looking for. We weren't looking for the spectacular. I talked to him and others during the course of the week. We wanted to make routine plays, routinely. We wanted the pile to fall forward and things of that nature. He did all of the things we've been watching him do. It's a really good start for him."

Harris showcased some nice burst and power in his runs, especially on this run off the right side that went for first down yardage on second-and-five.

As mentioned, Harris only had seven carries, but you can definitely see the potential of him being a bell-cow running back.

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