Broncos tried to trade Ryan Harris last season

Earlier in his four-year career, Denver’s Ryan Harris looked like a franchise cornerstone and one of the best right tackles in football.

After a slew of injuries and inconsistent play, the Broncos were ready to dump him last year.  Josina Anderson of reports that the team tried to trade Harris last season.  The Bears reportedly showed the most interest, with the Raiders, Bills, Redskins, and Texans also in the mix.

Harris wound up starting the last eight games of the year, but an injured ankle before the trading deadline prevented a trade.  By all indications, the Broncos are ready to move on from Harris, who is set to be an unrestricted free agent.

He’s only 25 years old and has 34 starts over the last three years, so he’ll make an high upside pickup for some team.

6 responses to “Broncos tried to trade Ryan Harris last season

  1. With a new coaching staff, potentially a switch back to the zone blocking scheme and a new guy calling the shots in the front office, I wouldn’t completely rule out Harris being resigned once a new CBA is in place.

  2. With a wealth of talented OTs available in FA (whenever that happens), the Eagles would be wise to go after a Ryan Harris, Tyson Clabo, Jared Gaither, Marshal Yanda, Doug Free type guy who is on the right side of 30 and has proven he can play the right side of the line.

    They’ll be well under any cap that is decided, and would be even smarter to also address either LB or CB in free agency and address the other in the draft. If that means having to choose getting Asomugha or both an OT mentioned above and a LB (Greenway/Lawson if not franchised) or a servicable starter at CB like a Carlos Rodgers, I’d be happy with that.

  3. Of course the Broncos wanted to trade Harris. They love to trade away good players–it’s what they do!

    Jay Cutler
    Brandon Marshall
    Peyton Hillis
    Alphonso Smith
    Tony Scheffler

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