Broncos defensive back Chris Harris has signed his contract tender from the Broncos, according to Lindsay Jones of USA Today (via Twitter). As a restricted free agent, Harris received a one-year offer from the club worth $2.187MM, the amount of the second-round RFA tender.
Harris started 15 games at cornerback for the Broncos in 2013, matching his career-high with three interceptions and grading as an impressive ninth out of 110 qualified corners, according to Pro Football Focus’ advanced metrics (subscription required). The 24-year-old likely would’ve been in line for a first-round tender from the Broncos had he not torn his ACL in January. While that injury raises some question marks about Harris’ status for this summer and fall, the tear was only partial, and he’s said to be recovering well so far.
Assuming he plays out the 2014 season on his new one-year deal with the Broncos, Harris will be eligible for unrestricted free agency next winter.