The Broncos are listening to trade offers for cornerback Chris Harris Jr., Mike Klis of 9News hears. Meanwhile, Harris says his preference is to stay put – though he wants a new contract in order to remain in Denver.
“Oh, yeah, definitely,’’ Harris said when asked if fences can be mended. “I want to be here so we can salvage it.’’
When asked how his tenuous relationship with the team can be salvaged, Harris replied: “You know how.”
The Broncos, Klis hears, “won’t give him away,” which suggests that this saga could drag on for a while. The Broncos, for now, are unwilling to meet Harris’ demand of a deal that will pay him in excess of $15MM/year.
There will undoubtedly be a market for Harris’ services, but any club considering him will have to factor in the cost of a new contract in addition to the assets surrendered in a trade. Klis hears that one team inquired on Harris earlier this week, before things came to a boil on Tuesday.
Klis adds in a separate tweet that GM John Elway is in no rush to deal Harris, so perhaps the two side can, in fact, find some common ground.
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