Broncos, CB Chris Harris Jr. Agree On Reworked One-Year Contract

Chris Harris Jr. - Harry How/Getty Images

Chris Harris Jr. - Harry How/Getty Images

Denver Broncos cornerback Chris Harris Jr. (Photo: Harry How/Getty Images)

The impasse is over.

Cornerback Chris Harris Jr. will be back with the Denver Broncos for the 2019 season.

The Broncos and Harris Jr. have agreed on a reworked one-year contract.

KOA NewsRadio Broncos Insider Mike Klis of 9News first reported the deal.

Harris Jr. had been staying away from the Broncos Organized Team Activities to try to secure a new long-term deal with the team. That did not materialize.

According to Klis, the new contract will pay Harris Jr. a reported $12.05 million this season. That would make him the highest-paid defensive back on the Broncos roster.

Harris Jr. will also receive $600,000 for reporting to OTAs on Wednesday, May 29 and another $650,000 for reporting to training camp, according to Klis.

NFL Insider Benjamin Allbright first reported the Harris Jr. would be flying into Denver on Tuesday afternoon.

He had been scheduled to make $7.8 million in base salary in the final year of a five-year deal that began in 2015.

Barring a long-term agreement with the Broncos during the upcoming season, Harris Jr. will become an unrestricted free agency after this year.

Harris Jr. originally came to the Broncos as an undrafted college free agent out of the University of Kansas in 2011. He has 19 career interceptions.

Klis joined Marty Lenz, Ed Greene and Mike Rice on Colorado's Morning News on Wednesday, May 29 on KOA.

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