5:33pm: Harris is getting a three-year extension that can be worth up to $6.3MM, tweets Ian Rapoport of NFL.com. The base value figures to be lower than that, and the guaranteed money will likely be modest, but it still looks like a nice deal for a player who had been in line to make the minimum again in 2016.
1:12pm: The Chiefs and tight end Demetrius Harris have agreed to a contract extension that will keep Harris in Kansas City for at least another season, according to agent Buddy Baker (Twitter link). Jason La Canfora of CBSSports.com first reported (via Twitter) that the two sides were nearing a deal.
Kansas City’s second tight end behind Travis Kelce, Harris caught seven balls for 74 yards and his first career touchdown in 2015. The 24-year-old took an unlikely path to the NFL, having focused on playing basketball, rather than football, in college. The Chiefs nonetheless took a flier on him as an undrafted free agent in 2013, and after spending a season on the club’s practice squad, Harris made Kansas City’s active roster in 2014.
Harris had been on track to become an exclusive-rights free agent this offseason, so it’s possible the Chiefs just added one more year at the minimum salary to his contract. Details of the deal aren’t known yet, but if that’s the case, the tight end would be eligible for restricted free agency a year from now.
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