Broncos Place DL Shelby Harris On IR, Activate TE Jake Butt


The Denver Broncos have placed DL Shelby Harris on injured reserve Thursday and activated TE Jake Butt from the list, according to Mike Klis

Shelby Harris

Harris, 29, is a former seventh-round pick of the Raiders back in 2014. He was on an off of their practice squad for two years before returning to the Raiders on a one-year, exclusive rights deal.

Unfortunately, the Raiders waived Harris after the 2016 draft and he had brief stints with the Jets and Cowboys before signing a futures deal with the Broncos for the 2017 season. Denver brought Harris back last year on a one-year, $3.095 million restricted deal and signed him to a one-year deal worth up to $3.25 million this past March. 

Harris will be an unrestricted free agent in 2021. 

In 2020, Harris has appeared in 11 games for the Broncos and recorded 32 tackles, 2.5 sacks, a forced fumble and seven passes defended.

We have him included in our Top 50 – 2021 Free Agents list.

Butt, 25, is a former fifth-round of the Broncos back in 2017. Before he suffered an ACL injury at Michigan, Butt was considered a first-round talent and one of the best tight ends in a very deep class.

Butt signed a four-year, $2.7 million contract with the Broncos that included a $300,948 signing bonus.

In 2020, Butt has appeared in five games for the Broncos and caught two passes for five yards and no touchdowns.


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