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Denver Broncos tender exclusive-rights free agent Shelby Harris; others to be tendered next week

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The Denver Broncos are tendering their exclusive-rights free agents as expected. Shelby Harris was first to be tendered on Friday.

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On Friday, the Denver Broncos have tendered exclusive-rights free agent interior defensive lineman Shelby Harris for $705,000 and plan to tender the rest early next week prior to the start of the new league year on March 14th.

The deadline to submit tenders is 4:00 P.M. EST on March 14th when the new league year begins.

The remaining exclusive-rights free agents for the Broncos are inside linebackers Zaire Anderson and Jerrol Garcia-Williams, outside linebacker Joseph Jones, long snapper Casey Kreiter, defensive end Kyle Peko, wide receiver Jordan Taylor, and offensive tackle Elijah Wilkinson.

An exclusive-rights free agent, or ERFA, is a player with only one or two accrued seasons. Unlike restricted free agents, ERFA’s are not able to negotiate with other teams. Their rights are exclusive to the team that applies the tender. In short, the Broncos hold all of the cards.

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