Broncos, Briefly: Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2019

[Shelby] Harris is a restricted free agent for the Broncos, and it's unclear at this point just what roles the team's new coaching staff sees for many of the Broncos' veteran players, Harris included. However, if the team keeps to the 3-4 scheme as expected under Vic Fangio, there will likely be a place for Harris. Former coach Vance Joseph and former defensive coordinator Joe Woods mentioned more than once over the past season how close Harris came to being released in his first offseason with the team -- in 2017. But Harris, who had been released six times by a combination of three different teams before he signed with the Broncos in January 2017, has since carved out a role as a versatile role player who makes the most of the snaps he receives.

After the season that running back Phillip Lindsay had, it's easy to forget just how much he overcame.

In addition to host James Brown and analysts Phil Simms, Boomer Esiason, Bill Cowher and Nate Burleson, CBS will have a pair of current NFL players joining as guests analysts. Denver Broncos linebacker, and Super Bowl 50 MVP, Von Miller, and Seattle Seahawks quarterback, Russell Wilson, will join the guys at the desk to break down the matchup between the New England Patriots and Los Angeles Rams.

John Elway's Broncos are another team likely to improve in 2019, as they were ravaged by injuries along the offensive line and still managed to post a 7.4 Pythagorean expectation, leaving Denver comfortably ahead of its 6-10 record. By DVOA, the Broncos ranked 13th in the league, ahead of playoff teams like the Eagles (15th) and Cowboys (21st).

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