Shelby Harris can beef up the Jacksonville Jaguars’ defensive line.
Trey Hendrickson, Romeo Okwara, and Carl Lawson might be the top defensive ends in the free-agent market this year. However, there will also be demand for Shelby Harris, who is scheduled to become a free agent a year after signing a one-year, prove-it deal with the Denver Broncos last offseason.
Although Harris missed five games after testing positive for the COVID-19 virus in 2020, he played a prominent role in the Broncos defense and started 11 games. The defensive end finished the year with 32 total tackles (four for a loss), one forced fumble, a surprising seven passes defensed, and 2.5 sacks.
A fourth-round selection by the Las Vegas Raiders in 2014, Harris has spent the last four years of his career in Denver and ranks in the top third of the league in run-stop percentage since 2018, per Pro Football Focus. Broncos general manager George Paton says the Illinois State product is a priority in free agency, but it seems like he will hit the open market.