Oct 27, 2013; Denver, CO, USA; Denver Broncos cornerback Chris Harris Jr. (25) intercepts a pass during the second half against the Washington Redskins at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. The Broncos won 45-21. Mandatory Credit: Chris Humphreys-USA TODAY Sports

Denver Broncos' Chris Harris is 85 percent back from torn ACL

The Denver Broncos’ defense suffered a major blow last January when cornerback Chris Harris went down with a torn ACL. However, according to an interview with the Tulsa World, Harris says he is 85 percent back from the injury.

“I’m doing great, man,” Harris said, via the Tulsa World. “I’m probably about 85 percent right. I have one more month of training and then I finally get (medically) released so I’m excited about that.”

It appears Harris could be ready in time for the Broncos’ season opener if everything continues along the path it currently is going.

That’s good news because Harris has gone from undrafted rookie free agent to starting cornerback in just under four years in the NFL. Last season, Harris had 65 tackles and three interceptions for a team that won the AFC West and eventually made the Super Bowl.

Denver has made major moves to help guys like Harris on the defensive side of the ball. The Broncos have signed big-named free agents like DeMarcus Ware, T.J. Ward and Aqib Talib. If healthy it appears Harris would be a starter opposite Talib. 

Harris has taken note of those players signed around him, and appears anxious to get on the field with them.

“I’ve never had that much talent around me to play with, so I think it is going to be fun to play with a bunch of guys that are just as talented as me,” Harris said, via the Tulsa World

Harris was valuable enough for the Broncos to enter a second-round tender for him this offseason, and he got a one-year $2.18 million contract along with that tender.

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