The Browns landed an athletic tight end that can do a little bit of everything with the signing of Demetrius Harris.
Harris, 27, spent the past six seasons with the Kansas City Chiefs, serving as a valuable, No. 2 tight end opposite of Pro Bowler Travis Kelce and filling a number of other roles for the AFC West Division Champions.
Browns general manager John Dorsey signed Harris as an undrafted free agent in 2013. Harris saw his first game action the following year and took on more and more as his career progressed.
“Demetrius is unique is because he was a basketball player at University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee,” Dorsey said. “He has steadily grown into the position of tight end. He’s a solid No. 2 tight end who can both block and run and he is, to me, one of the better tight ends who plays special teams. He’ll be contributing in that regard.”
Harris posted a career-high three touchdowns to go along with 12 receptions for 164 yards in 2018. He was on the field for 721 snaps, half of which were on various special teams. For his career, Harris has 33 starts — a career-high 11 of which came in 2016 — 57 receptions, 605 yards and six touchdowns.