Seahawks' Restructure Contract of Former Broncos DL Shelby Harris

The Seahawks renegotiated the contract for one of their latest acquisitions.

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports (via Twitter) that the team agreed to a reorganization with defensive lineman Shelby Harris.. The move creates $3.26M in cap space.

ESPN's Brady Henderson details that, to make up for that extra spot, Seattle turned more than $6.5M of Harris' 2022 compensation into bonuses.

Consequently, his cap hit for the upcoming season is $4.78M. However, the move has had an impact on the final year of his deal as well.

Henderson's colleague Field Yates tweeted that $2M (out of a base salary of $8.5M) has also been turned into a roster bonus for 2023.

That year, Harris' cap hit is about to rise to $12.2M. The 30-year-old played sparingly with the Raiders, who drafted him in the seventh round in 2014.

He found much success in Denver, however, becoming a full-time starter with the Broncos in 2019.

Expressing his desire to end his career at the Mile High City on several occasions, Harris signed a three-year, $27M deal last March.

He continued to play at a high level in 2021, with a total of 49 tackles and six sacks.

However, his tenure came to an end this season when he was included in the Denver, Seattle-sent package for Russell Wilson.