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Chris Harris Jr. Wants New Broncos Deal or Trade

Pro Bowl cornerback Chris Harris Jr. told Denver Broncos team officials earlier this offseason that he wants a new contract. However, the official 2019 NFL draft is starting in just over one day. Chris Harris Jr. informed the team he would like to be traded if the Broncos do not give him a new contract. That’s according to NFL sources from late Tuesday.

The cornerback will enter his ninth NFL season in 2019. He made the Broncos roster in 2011 as an undrafted rookie. If there is no new deal, he will enter the last year of his current contract.


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Chris Harris Jr. has not taken part in the voluntary offseason program of the Broncos. He even missed the team’s first minicamp that took place last week.

When the team’s general manager and president  of football operations John Elway was asked about the possibility of Harris getting a new contract or being traded, Elway answered that he has not even thought about such a thing, so no.

Elway added that the team had not reached that point. He added that they would talk about a contract for Harris after the draft was completed and see what they want.

Harris will be 30 in June and starts the last year of his 2015 contract that was for $42.5 million and would become an unrestricted free agent following the 2019 season.

Harris’ value to the Broncos as a cornerback, who is able to line up on the outside, slot or even at safety if there is a need, was easily noted last season. Denver was 6-6 after defeating Cincinnati on December 2.


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However, Harris fractured his leg in the game against the Bengals and did not play the last four games. Denver went on to lose all four and end the season 6-10.

Over the last eight seasons, Harris has played 123 games. Although, he will likely not report to the Broncos without a new contract.

Denver signed a pair of defensive backs during free agency, giving Kareem Jackson $33 million over three years. As well as that, Bryce Callahan will get $21 million over three years.

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