Report: Shelby Harris returning to Broncos on one-year deal

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The Broncos have reached agreement on a one-year deal with Shelby Harris that has a maximum value of $3.25 million and includes $2.5 million in guarantees, Nicki Jhabvala of TheAthletic.com reports.

Harris was one of the highest-ranked players on PFT’s original top 100 list remaining. He ranks 57th.

The defensive lineman has spent the past three seasons in Denver.

Harris, 28, has played all possible 48 games for the Broncos, including making 16 starts last season. He recorded career highs in tackles (49), sacks (six) and pass breakups (nine).

The Raiders made Harris a seventh-round choice in 2014, and he played two seasons for Oakland. He spent time with the Jets and Cowboys in 2016 but didn’t see any action.

In his career, Harris has 136 tackles, 14 sacks, 24 quarterback hits and 16 pass breakups.

5 responses to “Report: Shelby Harris returning to Broncos on one-year deal

  1. Great move for the Broncos. Harris played well in the Fangio’s defense and can be used in passing situations, making the 1yr-$3.25m a steal. That being said, this must be disappointing for Harris, who was looking to cash in this free agency and got no other offers.

  2. Wow! Shocker! It was a forgone conclusion to us Broncos fans that Shelby would be offered a contract we couldn’t match after the season he had. I’m sorry he didn’t get his payday but it’s a great get for Denver. With Chubb and Von on the outside and Shelby and Jurell Casey inside, we will have a formidable front. Fangio must be licking his chops.

  3. Boy did this gift fall into Elway’s lap. Before the Colts traded with the Niners for Buckner, it was rumored they wanted Harris and were willing to pay him top dollar. I’m glad to have Harris back. I hope they can get Wolfe back too for another year or two.

  4. This Bronco fan understand’s Elway’s position. He has to get value whenever he can so that he’s got more money for other guys, but I think Elway should have locked up Shelby for 3 years.

  5. Shelby did not want a 3year deal at that price, and Elway was smart enough to not overpay for a one year improvement player

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