After some more notable moves this week, the Cleveland Browns have agreed to terms with tight end Demetrius Harris.
The Cleveland Browns have been one of the more active teams this week, with a couple big trades in the pipeline to go with the signing of defensive tackle Sheldon Richardson in free agency. But they’ve moved to add some depth too, with ESPN’s Adam Schefter reporting they may signal tight finish Demetrius Harris.
Harris spent the primary 5 seasons of his profession with the Kansas Metropolis Chiefs, with 57 receptions for 605 yards and 6 touchdowns as a backup to Travis Kelce. In 2018 he averaged a career-best 13.7 yards per catch, with three touchdowns on his 12 receptions.
Harris signed with the Chiefs as an undrafted free agent out of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in 2013, when Browns’ normal supervisor John Dorsey occupied the identical submit in Kansas Metropolis.
Schefter reported Harris will signal a two-year take care of the Browns. Monetary phrases haven’t been launched but.
Schefter pointed to Harris as “one more weapon” for quarterback Baker Mayfield, however that has gotten some rebuttal from the plenty.
By way of function Harris will make a lateral transfer, changing the launched Darren Fells because the Browns’ No. 2 tight finish behind David Njoku, who performed simply shy of 80 % of the offensive snaps final 12 months. Much like the Chiefs, Cleveland is deep with weapons as Odell Beckham Jr. will be part of Jarvis Landry, Njoku, Nick Chubb, Duke Johnson and so forth. So Harris could have a tough time making actual hay as a cross catcher, so long as Njoku is wholesome.
At 6-foot-7 and 230 kilos, Harris in all probability has a spot within the Browns’ offense as a purple zone weapon. He’ll presumably play so much on particular groups, as he did with the Chiefs, however Fells did play 38.5 % of the Browns’ offensive snaps final 12 months. That will be a slight uptick for Harris, as he performed 35.5 % of the snaps final 12 months for Kansas Metropolis (by way of Soccer Outsiders).