As the legal tampering period opened Monday, General Manager George Paton and the Broncos made their first move by agreeing to terms with defensive end Shelby Harris to a three-year contract.
In his four years in Denver, Harris has been a reliable and promising player in the trenches — and he's been a lovable teammate, which can be clearly seen in the reaction on social media from his colleagues.
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In assessing the deal, Pro Football Focus gave the Broncos a grade of "very good" for keeping an undervalued defensive lineman. "Harris was a top-50 player in PFF's free agent rankings before teams placed franchise tags or signed free agents," Brad Spielberger and Ben Linsey wrote. "Since stepping into a larger role with Denver in 2017, he has earned four consecutive PFF grades of 75.0 or higher. He ranks 10th among qualifying interior defenders in overall grade during that stretch. Playing in the middle of Vic Fangio's defense, Harris has been one of the NFL's more underrated defenders."