Shelby Harris: One-year deal another chance to prove myself

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Defensive lineman Shelby Harris re-signed with the Broncos on Friday after a tour of the free agent market that didn’t quite work out the way he expected.

Harris called it “interesting to go through” a process that didn’t result in the kind of multi-year offers he was hoping to see. Once the Broncos joined others in offering a shorter pact, Harris decided to stay put and position himself for another bite at the apple next year.

“Well, after the numbers weren’t what we wanted, I felt like let’s do another year, prove it to prove I can do it again and be able to hit the market again next year or re-up with the Broncos. Just another chance to go prove myself,” Harris said, via Mike Klis of KUSA.

Harris said he’s looking forward to a second year in head coach Vic Fangio’s system after notching 49 tackles, six sacks and a forced fumble in 16 starts last season. He’ll be working with a new teammate in Jurrell Casey along with holdovers Mike Purcell and Dre’Mont Jones.

2 responses to “Shelby Harris: One-year deal another chance to prove myself

  1. He played really well last year. The Broncos seemed to like Harris more than Wolfe before the outset of free agency, but them letting Wolfe walk seemed like they had an inkling that they’d be able to re-sign Harris. The strange thing is that Wolfe definitely wanted to be back in Denver and Harris definitely wanted to become a free agent. The Broncos must really, really have liked Harris better than Wolfe to bank on that decision. Even with Wolfe’s injury history and age, he played very well last year and so did Harris, so I suppose the Broncos made that bet based on their guess as to future availability and the players’ ages in two years (where Wolfe will be 31 and Harris 30).

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