Broncos Met With Chris Harris’ Agent Last Week Regarding Contract, Won’t Trade Him


Mike Klis of 9 News reports that the Frederick Lyles, the agent for Broncos CB Chris Harris, met with executive VP John Elway last week regarding his contract situation.

Sources tell Klis that Lyles reiterated that they are seeking an annual salary of over $15 million, which is the same as they were asking for three weeks ago.

The Broncos informed Harris that they will not trade him, even though one team expressed interest in acquiring him before this year’s draft.

A source close to Elway tells Klis that the two parties are scheduled to speak again next week at which time Elway is expected to submit a counteroffer.

Harris has clearly outplayed his contract and is in line for a sizeable extension at some point. 

Harris, 29, wound up signing on with the Broncos as an undrafted free agent out of Kansas back in 2011. He has played all seven years of his NFL career in Denver.

Harris is entering the final year of his five-year, $42.5 million contract that included a $10 million signing bonus and stands to make a base salary of $7.8 million for the 2019 season.

In 2018, Harris appeared in 11 games for the Broncos and recorded 48 tackles, one sack, three interceptions returned for a touchdown and 10 pass defenses.

We’ll have more regarding Harris as the news is available.

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