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Chris Harris knew Von Miller's deal would get done

The long stalemate between the Denver Broncos and Von Miller was just part of the process. For those who object just ask Chris Harris.

Harris was on NFL Network on Friday and explained that he told the All-Pro pass rusher to exercise patience.

"I've been telling Von that you just have to be patient. It was gonna happen at the deadline. The same situation with (Demaryius Thomas) happened last year. So it was something that I already had told him what was going down and he just had to be patient."

The cornerback's words were proven correct in a big way when Miller inked the biggest deal for a defensive player in NFL history on Friday.

With Miller signed to a six-year, $114.5 million deal, Harris likes the defense that Denver has at its disposal.

"All our guys, we are young. We'll continue to get better and grow as players. And now we're having our second year in this system with coach Wade (Phillips). I think the loss of Malik (Jackson) and Danny (Trevathan), those two guys were very productive for us. But we feel like we've been able to have guys come in and fill those roles and do their job."

Denver's defense should again be one of the top units in football, but the loss of Jackson and Trevathan can't be understated. Replacing 154 tackles and five sacks between the two is just a small sample size of the overall impact that they had on the team's Super Bowl run. It's easy to assume that the Broncos' defense won't be as dominate as they were a year ago.

However, Denver is keeping their best overall player. Harris, by his account, played a role in keeping Miller calm through the process. Perhaps Miller can afford taking the cornerback out to dinner for being a supportive teammate.

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