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Anthony Harris, Safety
If the Broncos were to sign Harris, it would be under the assumption that they cut ties with Kareem Jackson, as suggested here. Jackson has played great, but his salary is definitely high and with the Broncos likely to pay up for Simmons, do they really want to have that much money tied up in the safety position?
Harris would be an adequate replacement and since Paton is calling the shots, it makes sense for him to go after a player he used to have in Minnesota.
Harris went undrafted out of Virginia in 2015, though that was a surprise as most analysts had him as a draftable player. Following that draft, ESPN’s Todd McShay listed him as the No.1 undrafted free agent available.
The Vikings signed him and he has been solid for the team ever since, racking up 284 tackles in his career with nine interceptions.
With all of that said, Harris has been one of the top safeties in the league and could garner interest from several other teams, driving up his price. If the Broncos can’t get him for a good price, it makes just as much sense to pick up Jackson’s option.
This all comes down to how Paton feels about having Jackson back. If he’s not keen on the idea, bringing in a familiar face could be a route he takes.