A day after his surgically repaired knee was cleared by Dr. James Andrews, Chris Harris was activated from Denver's PUP list.
The fourth-year corner is not expected to play during the preseason, instead aiming for the regular season opener against Indy.
For the third time in the last four years, the Patriots have essentially stolen a player off another team's roster.
New England claimed running back Tyler Gaffney off waivers from Carolina, who'd intended to place their 2014 sixth-rounder on IR with a torn meniscus.
Chris Harris was fully cleared by Dr. James Andrews on Monday, although it's unclear when the Broncos will activate him from their PUP list.
According to Mike Klis, Harris is not likely to see any action in Denver's four preseason games.
Von Miller and Kevin Vickerson have been cleared to practice on a limited basis during training camp, which starts on Thursday.
Chris Harris, who like Miller, had his season ended by a torn ACL, was placed on the preseason PUP list.
The Broncos and DC Jack Del Rio have reportedly agreed to a new two-year deal, expected to be finalized on Friday.
Del Rio, who took over the Denver defense in 2012, interviewed for the head gig at USC, his alma mater, but not for any NFL jobs.
After reuniting with John Fox, for whom he'd coordinated the Panthers defense in 2002, Del Rio led Denver's defense to rank #4 in points and #2 in yardage allowed in 2012.
Knowshon Moreno (rib) and Tony Carter (arm) departed Sunday's title game victory with injuries and did not return, but they are expected to be ready for the Super Bowl.
Denver's divisional round win over San Diego came with a heavy price, as corner Chris Harris suffered a torn left ACL.
Harris left in the third quarter with knee and ankle injuries, and was replaced in incompetent fashion by Quentin Jammer, who allowed three receptions in five targets for 95 yards and a touchdown, according to PFF.
An MRI on Monday morning confirmed the injury to the stalwart third-year corner.
Derek Wolfe has officially been ruled out for Sunday's game, while the nine other Broncos listed on the injury report this week are probable.
The Chargers' injury situation is quite a bit murkier, although center Nick Hardwick did return to practice Friday after having been cleared from the concussion he suffered on Sunday.
Players have off today and tomorrow and will resume practice on Thursday, in preparation for their divisional round playoff game.
Denver's final injury report for Week 17 contained no surprises: Wes Welker, Derek Wolfe, and Steve Vallos have been ruled out, while Kayvon Webster is questionable.
Wolfe did make a limited return to practice on Friday, while Welker and Webster were again limited.