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Chris Harris open to staying with Broncos, but says ‘it’s up to [John] Elway’

Chris Harris, John Elway

Denver Broncos cornerback Chris Harris has not yet reported to the team’s workouts as a result of a contract dispute with the front office.

Of course, the current workouts are voluntary, so Harris wouldn’t have to be there even if he wasn’t looking for a new deal, but his absence seems to be more about his looking for an extension than anything else.

The 29-year-old says he would prefer to stay with the Broncos and has not closed the door on returning, but that “it’s up to (John) Elway” on whether or not he does actually remain a member of the franchise, according to Broncos insider Troy Renck.

Harris added that Denver has not gotten back to him in reference to him wanting a new contract.

The good news for Harris is that Elway recently said that he does not want to discuss an extension for Harris until after the draft and also has no plans of trading him, so it’s entirely possible that this situation will be resolved after the draft this week.

Harris has spent his entire eight-year career in the Mile High City and is coming off of a 2018 campaign in which he played 12 games and registered 49 tackles, a sack, three interceptions, 10 passes defended, and a defensive touchdown en route to a Pro Bowl appearance.

Overall, the Bixby, Ok. native has earned four Pro Bowl selections while also notching First-Team All-Pro honors once during his Broncos tenure, helping the team win a Super Bowl during the 2015-16 campaign.

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