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Chris Harris | Defensive Back

Team: Denver Broncos
Age / DOB:  (24) / 6/18/1989
Ht / Wt:  5'10' / 199
College: Kansas
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Broncos re-signed restricted free agent CB Chris Harris to a one-year, $2.187 million contract.
The Broncos tendered Harris at the second-round level. He tore his ACL in the Divisional Round and is going to be in a race to be ready for training camp. Harris is expected to start opposite Aqib Talib now that the Broncos are without Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie and Champ Bailey. Harris will cover the slot in sub-packages. Tony Carter is lightly penciled in as the No. 3 corner. Apr 1 - 1:49 PM

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Broncos extended restricted free agent CB Chris Harris a second-round tender.

He may have gotten a first-round tender if he wasn't coming off a torn ACL. Harris claims he's ahead of schedule after escaping with a "partial" tear, and has quietly emerged as one of the NFL's premier slot corners. He'll be in the mix to start for the Champ Bailey-less Broncos in 2014. If Harris makes a smooth recovery, he'll be a hot 2015 free-agent item.
Mar 7 - 1:15 PM

Broncos CB Chris Harris says he's "doing great" and is ahead of schedule in his recovery from ACL surgery.

Harris is only dealing with a partial tear of his ACL and is already off crutches. He remains questionable to be cleared for training camp, but should be ready for Week 1. A restricted free agent, Harris is expected to receive a second-round tender from the Broncos.
Feb 15 - 4:30 PM

Broncos restricted free agent CB Chris Harris (ACL surgery) is likely to receive a second-round tender.

Harris would've gotten a first-round tender if not for the ACL injury he suffered in the Divisional Round. Even though his injury turned out to be less severe than once feared, the second-round draft pick compensation makes it unlikely any team takes a run at Denver's talented slot cornerback.
Source: Denver Post
Feb 10 - 6:55 PM

Surgery revealed that Broncos RFA Chris Harris only suffered a partial tear of his ACL.

Harris sustained no damage to his LCL, MCL or cartilage. In short, it's a best-case scenario for a Denver's top corner and gives him an excellent chance to be ready for Week 1. Still, the injury is expected to prevent Harris from landing a long-term extension from the Broncos. He'll almost certainly play out 2014 on a one-year franchise tender and then look to cash in.
Source: Denver Post
Feb 10 - 11:45 AM

Broncos restricted free agent CB Chris Harris underwent a successful ACL surgery on Thursday.

Harris was the Broncos' best corner in 2013 and could have been in line for a long-term extension if not for the injury. Harris will most likely play 2014 on a one-year RFA tender.
Feb 6 - 7:22 PM

Broncos restricted free agent CB Chris Harris will have ACL surgery Thursday.

The operation will be performed by -- you guessed it -- Dr. James Andrews. Harris says that his ligament was only 30 percent torn, so he's hoping to have a smoother rehab path than most. He's expected to play out the 2014 season on a one-year RFA tender despite operating as Denver's top corner all season. Players recovering from serious knee injuries don't get long-term extensions.
Source: Denver Post
Feb 3 - 11:48 AM

Broncos placed CB Chris Harris on injured reserve with a torn left ACL, ending his season.

Harris' absence leaves Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, Champ Bailey and Quentin Jammer as the Broncos' top three cornerbacks for Sunday's AFC Championship Game. It's a major concern for a defense that struggled late in its Divisional Round win over the Chargers. Bailey should man the slot with Jammer sitting outside. As for Harris, the timing couldn't be worse for the restricted free agent. The Broncos now have little incentive to engage in long-term talks. Harris graded out as a top-nine corner in Pro Football Focus' ratings this season. He'll turn 25 in June. Questionable for Week 1, Harris should play under his one-year tender in 2014.
Jan 14 - 5:07 PM

Broncos CB Chris Harris has been diagnosed with a torn ACL in his left knee.

It's a serious blow to the Broncos' hopes of beating the Patriots Sunday. Harris was a top-9 corner in Pro Football Focus' grades this season, playing just about every snap as a starter outside and primary slot man while excelling in coverage. A defense already operating without Von Miller, Derek Wolfe, and Rahim Moore will now have to turn to declining fossils in Champ Bailey and Quentin Jammer. The Patriots have been winning with the run game lately, but they'd be wise to let Tom Brady spread his wings -- especially after they review film of Philip Rivers catching fire once Harris went down.
Jan 13 - 12:16 PM

The Broncos now fear that CB Chris Harris's knee injury is serious.

Harris, a top-9 corner in PFF's grades this season, is undergoing a MRI to determine the extent of his injury. But the Denver Post is already calling the Broncos' primary slot corner doubtful for the AFC Championship Game. If Harris sits, Quentin Jammer will be forced into an outside role opposite Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie with Champ Bailey in the slot. The Broncos defense is already playing without Von Miller, Kevin Vickerson, Rahim Moore and Derek Wolfe.
Source: Denver Post
Jan 13 - 10:18 AM

Broncos CB Chris Harris will undergo a Monday MRI on his injured knee.

USA Today's Lindsay Jones hears Harris' knee "wasn't too swollen" following Sunday's win over San Diego, which she takes as a potentially good sign. Word after the game was that the Broncos don't believe it was serious. The knee appears to be of more concern than Harris' tweaked ankle at this point.
Jan 12 - 9:31 PM

Broncos CB Chris Harris is done for the day in the Divisional Round with knee and ankle injuries.

Primarily Denver's slot corner, Harris' loss would be a very big one if he can't go in next week's AFC Championship game, as New England is a between-the-numbers passing team. We'll update when there's more info available.
Jan 12 - 7:07 PM

Broncos CB Chris Harris sustained a concussion in Sunday's Week 5 game against the Cowboys.

Harris' absence leaves the Broncos a little thin in the nickel. Luckily for them, Peyton Manning and the offense literally score at will.
Sun, Oct 6, 2013 06:21:00 PM

Broncos CB Chris Harris has bulked up from 190 to 200 pounds.

Harris is entering his third year. He started 12 games last season, mostly on the outside before moving inside to the slot while in the nickel. With Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie now on board, it pushes Harris into a full-time nickel back role. He graded out as Pro Football Focus' No. 5 corner last season.
Source: Denver Post
Wed, May 22, 2013 12:58:00 PM

The Broncos left second-year CB Chris Harris manned up against Anquan Boldin in Week 15, and Harris held Boldin without a catch.

Targeted six times, Boldin got so frustrated during the game that he was flagged for unnecessary roughness. It was his first catch-less game since 2005. The Broncos also shadowed Torrey Smith with Champ Bailey, and Bailey held Baltimore's top vertical threat to one catch for 14 yards before Smith left with a concussion. And that's how Denver shut down the Ravens' offense in Week 15.
Source: Denver Post
Mon, Dec 17, 2012 05:35:00 PM

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