Harris agrees to four-year contract extension with Panthers

Updated: February 14, 2008, 6:58 PM ET
By Len Pasquarelli | ESPN.com

The Carolina Panthers have signed starting strong safety Chris Harris to a four-year contract extension through the 2012 season.

One of the team's most consistent defenders in 2007, when he posted 97 tackles and a remarkable eight forced fumbles, Harris will earn about $3 million per year in so-called "new money" under the terms of the extension, which was signed on Thursday afternoon.

The Panthers also re-signed left tackle Travelle Wharton to a six-year deal Thursday.

Harris, ...

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