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Chris Harris Jr. on return to Broncos: ‘That door has pretty much been closed’

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Denver Broncos legendary cornerback, Chris Harris Jr., has verbally confirmed that his return to Denver is not happening. He will move on in free agency.

Chris Harris Jr. will go down as one of the greatest Denver Broncos players in franchise history. He was part of a storied defense that surpassed that of the Orange Crush defense of the 1970s purely due to the fact they brought home the Lombardi Trophy. After nearly a decade in the orange and blue, the Broncos are poised to let him walk in free agency.

On NFL Total Access, he was asked what he is looking for as he hits free agency and for Harris it will be all about finishing his career with another ring.

“It’s time to win again,” Harris said. “So I want to get back into a great situation and have a chance to win another Super Bowl. A be able to finish my career on a high note.”

While Denver is letting him walk, there has been hope that maybe there would be a chance he comes back. Given he has a ton of teams interested and a seemingly complete lack in interest from John Elway and the front office, even Harris knows he’ll be playing elsewhere in 2020 no matter how free agency shakes out.

“Nah man, I think that, pretty much, that door has been closed man,” Harris said. “I’m trying to move on to the next situation that’s best for me. Try to figure out who is excited to have me in the building and have me part of their team.”

What a ride it has been, though. He may don a new jersey in 2020 and even if it ends up being for a contender like the Kansas City Chiefs, he’ll still remain near the top of my list as all-time Broncos players. I look forward to the year he officially enters the Broncos Ring of Fame.