The Bears on Thursday signed veteran tight finish Demetrius Harris to a one-year contract.
Harris, 28, has appeared in 86 NFL video games with 39 begins in six seasons with the Chiefs (2014-18) and Browns (2019), catching 72 passes for 754 yards and 9 touchdowns.
The 6-7, 230-pounder entered the NFL with the Chiefs in 2013 as an undrafted free agent after taking part in basketball in school at Wisconsin-Milwaukee, a college that doesn’t have a soccer crew.
Harris spent his first 4 years in Kansas Metropolis working with Bears coach Matt Nagy, who served as Chiefs quarterbacks coach from 2013-15 and offensive coordinator in 2016-17.
After spending his rookie yr on Kansas Metropolis’s apply squad in 2013, Harris performed in eight video games in 2014 earlier than a damaged foot ended his season. He has since appeared in not less than 15 video games every of the final 5 years.
In 2016, Harris caught a 1-yard landing go from nostril deal with Dontari Poe in a Week 16 win over the Broncos. At 346 kilos, Poe grew to become the heaviest participant in NFL historical past to throw for a landing.
Harris signed with the Browns in 2019 and caught 15 passes for 149 yards and three touchdowns whereas taking part in in 15 video games with six begins. He was launched by Cleveland on Monday.
As a prep athlete, Harris was named All-State in each soccer and basketball at Jacksonville Excessive Faculty in Arkansas. He performed basketball in school, first for 2 seasons at Mineral Space Faculty in Park Hills, Mo., after which for 2 years at Wisconsin-Milwaukee.
Harris began 28 of 32 video games as a senior, ending ninth within the Horizon League with a 46.9 field-goal proportion and main his crew with 170 rebounds.