Harris feels good ‘being wanted’ by Broncos

Oct 1, 2017; Denver, CO, USA; Denver Broncos defensive end Shelby Harris (96) in the third quarter against the Oakland Raiders at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. Mandatory Credit: Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports

A journeyman in sports is someone who has been around the block. Someone who has played for more than just a few teams in their career. Shelby Harris was on that path but seems to have found a home with the Denver Broncos. Harris was an on-again-off-again member of the Oakland Raiders for almost three years before signing with New York Jets for a few months, then the Dallas Cowboys for a month, and finally signing with the Broncos late in 2017. He joined Eric Goodman and Les Shapiro of Afternoon Drive on Mile High Sports AM 1340 | FM 104.7 to discuss finding a home with the Broncos and the upcoming game against the Oakland Raiders.

“I feel good just finally being wanted somewhere,” Harris said. The Broncos placed a second-round tender on him this offseason. “It definitely makes you feel a lot better… pretty much, being cut is being told you aren’t good enough.” Harris is slotted as the starting nose tackle on the Broncos defense after being a rotation player last season.

But for as good as he feels, Harris knows that a one-year deal is just one year. “It’s not much stability though, it’s only one year… but obviously you want to stay with the team that gave you a shot.”

As far as this week’s game against the Raiders is concerned, Harris says everyone is confident. “You’ve got to be confident every week, regardless of who you’re playing. That’s how you get beat,” he commented. “I feel like every week we go in, I feel like we have a chance to win, and we should win, if we execute and that’s how I feel this week.”

Harris and the new-look Broncos defense take on the Raiders tonight on Monday Night Football, with kickoff slated for 8:20pm MDT on ESPN.

Click here to listen to the full interview with Shelby Harris, including what he had to say about long camps and Monday Night Football, or listen to the full podcast below.

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