The Denver Broncos received some good news Tuesday morning that cornerback Chris Harris Jr. signed his restricted free-agent tender to remain with the team for another year. Denver offered Harris a second-round level tender which meant if any other team proposed to sign the corner and Denver didn’t match, the team that signed Harris would have given up a second-round pick to the Broncos.
Chris Harris is coming off of another solid season with the Broncos, combining for 65 tackles, 58 total to go along with 3 interceptions and 14 pass deflections which was a career-high. Harris however received some bad news following the Divisional Round playoff game against the San Diego Chargers. He would leave the game in the third quarter with a slightly torn ACL which put him out for the rest of the postseason.
Here is what Harris said about signing his contract via DenverBroncos.com:
“I’m just glad to get it over with and be able to know I’ll be here one more year,” Harris said after signing the contract. “I’m definitely happy. This is where I want to be and to be able to play here another year, I’m all in to be a leader on the defense and get us back to the Super Bowl.”
The Broncos may have lost Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie in the offseason, but they made up for it signing former New England Patriots cornerback Aqib Talib. Harris and Talib both share something in common as they were both teammates back at the University of Kansas.