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Broncos Reward Cornerback Chris Harris with Contract Extension

Rob Carr/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- The Denver Broncos have playmakers all over their defense, and they're doing their best to keep the group together as they agreed on a new contract with cornerback Chris Harris.

The team announced they agreed on a five-year extension with Harris that will keep him in Denver through the 2019 season.

“Chris is a young, ascending player who has consistently performed at a high level during his first four years in the NFL,” Broncos general manager John Elway said. “He joined the Broncos as a college free agent and has worked tirelessly to become one of the league’s best at his position.

“It’s a priority for us to develop and reward our own players as we continue assembling the best possible team. Whether it’s on the field or in the community, we are proud to have Chris representing the Broncos for many years to come.”

Harris has been a productive player since day one for the team. He has 44 tackles this season and has nine interceptions dating back to 2012.

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ESPN: Denver's Chris Harris Tears ACL

Rob Carr/Getty Images(ENGLEWOOD, Colo.) --  Denver Broncos cornerback Chris Harris has a torn ACL and will miss the remainder of the postseason, according to ESPN and media reports.  

Harris left in the third quarter of Sunday's win over the San Diego Chargers with what was described as knee and ankle injuries.  An MRI on Monday morning revealed the torn ligament.

The Broncos have now lost two defensive starters to torn ACL's in the past month.  Pro Bowl linebacker Von Miller tore his right ACL last month in a win over the Houston Texans.  Once the swelling in his knee subsides, Harris is expected to have surgery to repair his knee and will be sidelined from six to nine months.  He will not participate in the team's offseason programs and would likely miss at least some of training camp.

Harris made Denver's roster in 2011 as an undrafted free agent and has been one of their most consistent defensive backs since.  He is tied for the team lead this season with three interceptions.

The Broncos face the New England Patriots on Sunday in the AFC championship game.

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Champ Bailey Out Versus Ravens

Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images(ENGLEWOOD, Colo.) -- Denver Broncos starting cornerback Champ Bailey has been ruled out of the team's game Thursday night against the Baltimore Ravens due to a left foot sprain.

The 12-time Pro Bowler hurt the foot in the team's Aug. 17 preseason game versus Seattle. Bailey has been seen with his foot in a boot as recently as Friday.

The 35-year-old Bailey will be missing only the 15th game of his 14-year NFL career.

With Bailey out, Chris Harris and Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie will be the starting corners.

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Broncos Top Struggling Ravens, 34-17

Rob Carr/Getty Images(BALTIMORE) -- Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos surged into Baltimore and came out with the win.

Fueled by Chris Harris' 98-yard interception return for a touchdown, the Broncos took care of the Baltimore Ravens 34-17 on Sunday afternoon.

Peyton Manning threw for 204 yards and a touchdown for the Broncos (11-3).  Manning has now won nine straight games against the Ravens with the previous eight coming as a member of the Indianapolis Colts.

Eric Decker caught eight passes for 133 yards including a 51-yard touchdown pass.

Knowshon Moreno paved the way on the ground for the Broncos with 22 carries for 118 yards and a touchdown.  On the flip-side, the defense held Ravens star Ray Rice to just 38 yards on 12 carries.

Joe Flacco struggled, throwing for 254 yards and two touchdowns but by the time he got into a rhythm, the game was already out of reach.  He tossed two late scores to tight end Dennis Pitta.

The Ravens (9-5) are losers of three straight.

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