The Denver Broncos ended a bit of a quiet spell on Tuesday by agreeing to terms with OL Will Montgomery as well as with the news that cornerback Chris Harris signed his restricted free agent tender of $2.187 million.
#Broncos CB Chris Harris has signed his $2.187 million RFA tender.
— Mike Klis (@MikeKlis) April 1, 2014
Harris has been one of the Broncos’ best and most improved defenders since he came into the league out of Kansas in John Elway’s first rookie class back in 2011. He’s primarily played the slot corner position and has really excelled in that area, but with Champ Bailey and Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie both gone this offseason, it’s entirely possible Harris could take over as the outside corner opposite Aqib Talib.
Harris signed his RFA tender pretty quickly, and will likely be in line for a major pay increase from the Broncos over the course of the next year. Coming off an ACL injury, the Broncos will want to see how Harris performs before giving him his money, but there’s no doubt this is a high-character player the Broncos need to keep around for a while.