DT Shelby Harris Visits Browns

AUGUST 4: The veteran interior defensive lineman looks to be taking his time on selecting his next team. The Browns did not get the impression Harris was desperate for a deal now, CBS Sports’ Josina Anderson tweets. Harris, who has earned more than $26MM during his career, has visited the Browns and Broncos thus far. It is unclear if an offer was extended by either team, but the 64-game starter seems likely to land an opportunity to play a ninth season.

JULY 31: Not long after Shelby Harris made a visit to one of his former teams, he will do so with another potential suitor. The veteran defensive tackle is set to meet with the Browns today, per the Score’s Jordan Schultz (Twitter link).

Harris visited the Broncos last week, signaling that a reunion in Denver could be in the works. Denver lost Eyioma Uwazurike to a gambling suspension, so plenty of playing time would be available for Harris if he were to return to the Mile High City. He could see a signficant role in Cleveland as well, however.

The Browns entered the offseason needing to upgrade their defensive interior, and their most impactful move on that front was the signing of Dalvin Tomlinson. The former Giants and Vikings starter inked a four-year, $57MM deal to serve as the anchor of new defensive coordinator Jim Schwartz’s D-line. That also unit added depth during the draft with the selection Siaki Ika in the third round.

The Browns moved on from 2022 fourth-rounder Perrion Winfrey earlier this month, however, after learning he is under investigation for what would be a second instance of violence against a woman. Winfrey’s absence opens the door to at least rotational snaps for an addition at the position, and Harris could fit the bill. The soon-to-be 32-year-old has served as a full-time starter across each of the past four seasons.

Part of the blockbuster Russell Wilson trade, Harris took a step back in his debut Seahawks season compared to his final Broncos campaign. After posting six sacks in 2021, the former seventh-rounder recorded only two last season while also seeing his pressure, QB hits and tackle for loss totals drop. Still, he would add plenty of experience to a defensive line set to be led by Tomlinson and 2020 third-rounder Jordan Elliott.

Seattle expressed a willingness to re-sign Harris back in March, but his market has seen little movement since that time. After visiting a pair of AFC teams on the lookout for a depth addition, however, a deal could materialize in the near future.

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