Chris Harris has become the Denver Broncos’ highest paid cornerback.
The team announced that they have bumped up the 29-year old’s salary from $8.8 million to $12.05 million for the 2019 season.
“I’m ready to roll. I’m ready to get back with the team and start working on the camaraderie with my teammates,” said Harris.
While he’s pleased with the pay increase, he admits he is also looking for long-term financial security and to become the highest paid in the league at his position. His future with the franchise isn’t doomed, but it is far from certain that he returns after this year.
“I’m the 4th cornerback this year (in 2019 cash), and after this season, I’ll hit free agency and be No. 1.”
Harris, who was initially signed by the team as an undrafted free agent on July 27, 2011, has compiled 462 combined tackles, 83 passes defended, 19 interceptions, 4.5 sacks, five forced fumbles, 2 fumble recoveries, and four touchdowns over a span of eight seasons and 123 games.
He is a four-time Pro Bowler, and played an important role in the Broncos’ Super Bowl win over the Carolina Panthers at Super Bowl 50 in February 2016.
Packers on verge of signing All-Pro cornerback Jaire Alexander to lucrative four-year extension
Jaire Alexander is about to get paid!
According to reports, the Green Bay Packers have finalized their star cornerback to a lucrative four-year, $84 million contract extension that pays him an annual average value of $21 million.
The deal includes a massive $30 million signing bonus, which is the record for largest signing bonus giving to a defensive back.
The 25-year old, who was selected 18th overall in the 2018 NFL Draft, has amassed 184 combined tackles, 44 passes defended, five interceptions, three fumble recoveries and two forced fumbles over a span of four seasons and 48 games with the franchise.
He is also a one-time Pro Bowl and was selected to a Second-team All-Pro in 2020.
Buccaneers to face Seahawks in NFL’s first ever game in Germany
The NFL is finally coming to Germany next season, and the league’s biggest star will grace them with his presence.
Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are scheduled to take on the Seattle Seahawks at 9:30 a.m. ET on November 13 at Allianz Arena in Munich. The stadium is home to Bundesliga powerhouse FC Bayern.
The league also announced a handful of other international games in multiple countries.
- New Orleans Saints vs Minnesota Vikings on October 2, and Green Bay Packers vs New York Giants on October 9 at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in Tottenham.
- Jacksonville Jaguars vs Denver Broncos on October 30 at Wembley Stadium in London.
- Arizona Cardinals vs San Francisco 49ers on November 21 at Estadio Azteca in Mexico City for Monday Night Football.
Ravens trade receiver Marquise “Hollywood” Brown to Cardinals
The Arizona Cardinals bolstered their receiving core in a big way!
The team announced that they have acquired wide receiver Marquise “Hollywood” Brown and a 2022 third round pick (100th overall) from the Baltimore Ravens in exchange for 23rd overall pick in the 2022 NFL Draft.
Subsequently, the Ravens ended up trading the 23rd overall pick they received in the deal to the Buffalo Bills. The Bills then used the pick to select cornerback Kaiir Elam out of Florida.
Brown, 24, recorded 195 receptions, 2361 receiving yards and 21 touchdowns over a span of 46 games and three seasons with the Ravens from 2019-2021.