Broncos’ general manager John Elway continued to talk with agent Frederick Lyles Jr. over the Memorial Day holiday weekend about a 2019 contract adjustment for Chris Harris, Mike Klis of 9 News in Denver reports.
The two sides have been moving closer to an agreement, sources said. But as every negotiator would tell you: A deal is never done until it’s done.
Harris was scheduled to make $8.9 million this year in salary and bonuses in what was supposed to be the final year of his current contract.
The Broncos are offering Harris a pay raise. Although such contract adjustments without an extension are rare, if not unprecedented, it’s clear Elway doesn’t want to leave anything to chance as the Broncos attempt to rebound from back-to-back losing seasons.
There is cautious optimism Harris and the team will reach an agreement by the time the Broncos hold their final segment of OTAs (Organized Team Activities) Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. The Broncos’ offseason program continues the following week with a three-day mandatory minicamp June 4-6.