Broncos Pro Bowl cornerback Chris Harris Jr agreed to an adjusted one year deal with the team. Harris had told the Broncos earlier this offseason that he wanted to be traded if he didn’t get a new deal. The Broncos announced it would be an adjustment to receive 12.05 million this year instead of the scheduled 8.9 million. While this isn’t the long term security Harris originally wanted, Harris does get an increase in salary and still has the potential for a big deal after this season.
Harris, the ninth-year cornerback who made the Broncos roster as an undrafted rookie in 2011, is the last member of the vaunted no fly zone secondary from the Super Bowl 50 win. Harris is a four-time Pro Bowler and a two-time winner of the Darrent Williams Good Guy Award. Harris also was a team recipient for the Ed Block Courage Award and the Broncos Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year.
This offseason the Broncos brought in two defensive backs in free agency signing Kareem Jackson and Bryce Callahan to three year deals. Even with the new players being brought in the Broncos wanted to keep Harris as a member of its secondary. John Elway in a statement announcing the new deal stated “We have a lot of respect for Chris as a player and for everything he’s meant to our organization, This contract adjustment recognizes his value to our team and the high expectations we have for Chris as a Bronco this season and hopefully for years to com
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