Cornerback Chris Harris Could Find His Way to Detroit Lions

John Maakaron

Ahead of last years trade deadline, the Detroit Lions reportedly tried to trade for Broncos cornerback Chris Harris.

Harris is an experienced cornerback who also has ties to new defensive coordinator Cory Undlin. 

According to a report on the Lions Wire:

"Harris started all three seasons under Undlin in Denver and was selected as a Pro Bowler in 2014. Harris would make the Pro Bowl the next two seasons following Undlin’s departure, as well as in 2018.

Now at 31 years old, Harris’ market could be limited, but he is still a very capable starter and would fit the Lions needs. With reports that the Lions tried to acquire Harris at last year’s trade deadline, it’s fair to assume if he hits free agency, the Lions will likely explore signing him."

Although he would fit in with Detroit, he is coming off a down season for the Denver Broncos. It appears as though playing in Vic Fangio's scheme did not utilize his skillset properly. 

Cornerback Chris Harris Jr.© Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports

“First time [being an UFA]," Harris told Rich Eisen in a recent interview. "It’s just figuring out what’s the best fit for me, the best situation for me and what teams really want me. So I’m interested and excited to get that. Me playing in the league nine years, I’ve got coaches all over the NFL that’s coached me, who I’ve worked with. They know what type of person I am, what type of player I am, so things are going to work out very well.”

Harris is open to discussions with many organizations and did not rule out returning to Denver next season.

“I’m listening to everybody," Harris said. "I’m listening to everybody for sure. Kansas, I went to school there so that’s like another home for me, too. [I’ve got] a big following there. So I’m definitely looking at everybody, man."


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Comments (11)
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aforementioned below. Dave M.


Of course give Slay an extension and sign a corner in free agency! Do not draft that Okudah in the first round. That would be stupid in that DT Brown would serve two(2) functions as aforementioned above. Dave M.



No. Move back to 5, 6 or possibly 7 and draft DT Brown. Even draft DT Brown with 3rd overall. Too soft, aged and injury prone in the middle. DT Brown is right up there with Suh when Suh came out. DT BROWN IS A UNIQUE TALENT WHO WILL DRAW DOUBLE TEAMS. HE CAN BOTH STUFF RUNS AND APPLY PRESSURE. GM QUINN SHOULD STICK TO HIS STRATEGY OF BUILDING FROM THE INSIDE OUT. GRAB DT BROWN AND SIGD A CORNER IN FREE AGENCY



Exactly . Slay is vested here. He would be more dominant if pass rush gets to QB


Don't think Harris would come here, team isn't established enough to sign him


Might as well give Slay an extension. And draft Okudah.