Halfway through the season, Broncos cornerback Chris Harris finds it just as hard to play without veteran safety T.J. Ward as he did in the season opener. The Broncos have lost four in a row and five of their past six.

Harris was asked Tuesday if the release of Ward had affected the Broncos, who still rank second in total defense but are tied for 25th in points allowed.

“I think it has [affected us],” Harris said, via Denver’s 104.3 The Fan. “You can see it in our play.”