The Denver Broncos exercised their option on cornerback Chris Harris' contract, Mike Klis of KUSA reported on Thursday.
Per Klis, the decision involved a $1.1 million payout ahead of Harris' $7.4 million salary for the upcoming season. The 28-year-old Harris reportedly also has a $100,000 workout bonus.
Harris is signed through 2019 and has a salary of $7.8 million for the final year of the deal.
Keeping Harris in Denver was extremely important for a team that reportedly is looking to trade cornerback Aqib Talib. The Broncos would get $11 million in salary-cap space should Talib depart.