Shelby Harris is among 12 Denver Broncos players scheduled to become unrestricted free agents when the NFL’s new league year begins on March 17. The defensive lineman will be a high priority on the Broncos’ offseason to-do list.
During a Zoom press conference Thursday, general manager George Paton was asked if he’s spoken with Harris and his agent this offseason.
“Brian Williams is a great agent,” Paton said. “I am close with Brian and have spoken with him about Shelby. Shelby is a priority in free agency. We’d love to have Shelby back.
“He’s a really good football player and a good person. I know [coach Vic Fangio has] spoken with him. I’ve spoken with him early. He’s a guy we definitely want back.”
After testing free agency last year, Harris surprisingly drew little interest and returned to Denver on a one-year, $3.095 million contract. Harris totaled 29 tackles, seven pass breakups and 2.5 sacks in 11 games last season. He will turn 30 years old in August.