Cornerback Chris Harris, Jr. signs contract with Denver Broncos, will stay another year

DENVER - Denver Broncos cornerback Chris Harris, Jr., signed his restricted free agent contract on Tuesday.

That means the Harris will stay with the Broncos for at least another year.

"I’m definitely happy," Harris said on DenverBroncos.com. "This is where I want to be and to be able to play here another year, I’m all in to be a leader on the defense and get us back to the Super Bowl."

As a restricted free agent, another team could have offered Harris a deal and the Broncos would have had the right of first refusal. This contract makes that situation null and keeps Harris in Denver.

Harris was an undrafted free agent out of Kanses in 2011 when he signed with the Broncos.

"Since his rookie season in 2011, Harris leads the Broncos with seven interceptions," DenverBroncos.com reported. "His 29 pass breakups also leads the Broncos over the past three seasons."

Harris was knocked out of the 2013-14 season with a torn ACL. A torn ACL typically requires six to nine months of recovery and rehab.