The Charlotte Observer is reporting that the Carolina Panthers have re-signed safety Chris Harris to a new four-year contract extension. The deal is reportedly worth $12 million. Harris’ previous contract was due to run out after the ’08 season.
The Panthers obtained Harris from the Chicago Bears during preseason last year for a fifth-round pick. He turned out to be a bargain. He had 97 tackles and eight forced fumbles, solidifying himself as a long-term starter.
Harris received a $2 million signing bonus and is due to receive a $1 million roster bonus in March 2009.
“It just made sense to do it,” said Harris’ agent, Albert Elias. “Chris loved Carolina and coach Fox and the whole organization, from Mr. Richardson on down.”