Englewood, CO (SportsNetwork.com) - The Denver Broncos signed up-and-coming cornerback Chris Harris, Jr. to a five-year contract extension on Friday.

Harris was set to become a free agent at the end of the season and was expected to cash in after putting together another solid campaign.

In 13 games this season, Harris has totaled 45 tackles (43 solo), three interceptions, one sack, 15 passes defensed, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery.

"Chris is a young, ascending player who has consistently performed at a high level during his first four years in the NFL," John Elway, Denver's general manager 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."

The Kansas product is one of just four NFL players to intercept at least three passes every season since 2012 and has accumulated 10 in 60 career games.