Denver Broncos: Defensive linemen team could still sign after losing out on big names
Shelby Harris and Derek Wolfe
Both Harris and Wolfe have been allowed to test the market, but neither player has landed a deal. That could lead them coming back to Denver as teams around the league have given contracts to other defensive linemen.
Harris was seeking a big deal, one he earned with a terrific 2019 season. He still may get it, and the Broncos should consider being the team that gives it to him.
Harris had 49 tackles and six sacks last season. He also knocked down several passes at the line of scrimmage, including one that stands out as one of the best plays of the season in the final moments of the season finale against the Oakland Raiders.
It’s odd that Harris hasn’t been snatched up yet by another team but those teams may feel the money he is looking for is a bit too much. Perhaps he realizes that Denver is the best place for him, even if it’s for a bit less money.
Wolfe may be even more likely to come back to the Broncos as his market value is less than that of Harris. There was said to be some interest from the Bengals and as an Ohio native and a player who played at the University of Cincinnati in college, that made sense.
But then the Bengals signed Reader.
That could all lead to Wolfe being re-signed by the Broncos on a deal that would allow him to finish his career with the team.
Despite playing in just 12 games last season, Wolfe recorded seven sacks.