Marlon Humphrey "within the range" to make comeback
Finally, Harbaugh touched on the status of Marlon Humphrey after he missed the Week 4 clash at Cleveland last Sunday.
Humphrey suffered a foot injury in mid-August and both the player and the franchise opted not to place him on Injured Reserve, which would have forced him to miss the first four games of the season inevitably. That has come to happen anyway, which has raised some concerns.
Harbaugh said on Monday that Humphrey is "within the range" to return as the franchise originally planned.
Asked if his eventual return will imply changes in the secondary, mostly regarding current cornerback Branon Stephens, Harbaugh said he "expects [Brandon Stephens] to stay at corner."
With that statement, Harbaugh confirmed that Humphrey will return to the lineup as the CB1 on the secondary with Stephens retaining the CB2 role across the field following an impressive first month of play by the veteran.
"You can't say a date. He's in the range, so I'm hopeful he'll get back this week. I was hopeful he'd get back last week, and if it's not this week, it will probably be next week," said Harbaugh expanding on Humphrey's status.
"He's in the range right now, right in the area right now. So, we'll see what happens," the coach finished.