Browns To Sign TE Demetrius Harris

The Browns have reached a two-year agreement with former Chiefs tight end Demetrius Harris, according to Adam Schefter of ESPN.com (Twitter link).

Cleveland, of course, traded for Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. last night, adding a clear No. 1 option to its Baker Mayfield-led offense. Harris won’t have the impact of OBJ, but he’ll give the Browns a competent second tight end behind starter David Njoku. Njoku played roughly 80% of Cleveland’s offensive snaps, while incumbent backup tight end Orson Charles saw action on ~15% of plays.

Harris was a basketball player at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, but NFL teams were intrigued by his 6’7″ stature. He signed with the Chiefs in 2013 as an undrafted free agent, but didn’t see the field until the 2015 campaign. Harris saw regular action in each of the past three years, missing only one game during that time, but he wasn’t a key factor in Kansas City’s offense, as he averaged only 15 receptions and 170 yards in that span. A major contributor on special teams, Harris played on more than 80% of the Chiefs ST snaps a year ago.

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  1. Not a big loss for the Chiefs; he dropped quite a few passes and should have been a better blocker.

    • For an UDFA he turned into a top 20 run blocker. Not a bad investment, but yeah, I doubt they have trouble getting Kelce a second fiddle

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