Shelby Harris returning to Broncos on three-year deal

Mar 15, 2021, 3:09 PM | Updated: 3:32 pm
Defensive end Shelby Harris #96 of the Denver Broncos walks off the field celebrating after the Den...
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A priority for the Denver Broncos this offseason has been locked in.

Defensive end Shelby Harris will be returning on a three-year deal worth $27 million, according to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport.

Harris played in just 11 games last season due to COVID-related absences. In 2020 he notched 32 tackles, one forced fumble, four tackles for loss and 2.5 sacks while knocking down seven passes.

General manager George Paton made it obvious in a press conference last week that Harris was a priority for the Broncos.

“Shelby is a priority in free agency. We’d love to have Shelby back,” Paton said. “He’s a guy we definitely want back.”

According to  NFL Network’s Mike Garafolo, Harris will receive $15 million guaranteed.

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