By Eric Christensen

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (CBS4)– Not only is Chris Harris Junior not returning to the Broncos, but longtime Denver Broncos cornerback is going to a division rival.

Chris Harris Jr. of the Broncos at M&T Bank Stadium on September 23, 2018. (credit: Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

The NFL Network is reporting the Harris is signing a free-agent deal with the Los Angeles Chargers.

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Harris stopped short of confirming the report on his Instagram page but did add: “Broncos Country… THANK YOU! It’s been an amazing 9 years. I want to thank the entire Denver Broncos organization for believing in a young, undrafted kid from Oklahoma. Thank you to my teammates, coaches and trainers for helping to make me the Super Bowl Champion, 4X Pro Bowler I am today….It’s hard to be leaving a city where we have created so many incredible memories but I am excited for a new beginning.”

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Harris leaves Denver has the Broncos 3rd all-time leader in passes defensed and ranks 10th all-time in Interceptions with 20.

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He came to Denver as an undrafted free agent out of Kansas and not only made the team but became one of the key members of a defense that would ultimately play a huge role in the Broncos winning Super Bowl 50.

Eric Christensen