Demetrius Harris
TE CHI (6)
2 months ago

Harris signed a contract with the Bears on Wednesday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

EDGE Analysis

Harris was cut by the Browns on Monday, and he wasted little time in agreeing to terms with the Bears. The 28-year-old tight end, who previously spent time with head coach Matt Nagy while in Kansas City, now joins a Chicago tight end corps that's struggled to attain consistency with Trey Burton (hip) and Adam Shaheen (foot) in back-to-back seasons. He caught 15 passes for 149 yards and three touchdowns across 15 games in Cleveland last year.

Demetrius Harris
TE CHI (6)
2 months ago

The Browns cut Harris on Monday, the team's official website reports.

EDGE Analysis

Harris signed a two-year, $6 million contract last offseason, coming over from Kansas City after five seasons in a depth role behind Travis Kelce. The 28-year-old played 55.6 percent of offensive snaps for the Browns in 2019, but he was limited to a 15-149-3 receiving line on 27 targets, dropping five passes along the way. Harris may need to battle for a roster spot with his next team, while the Browns are left with David Njoku, Ricky Seals-Jones (RFA), Stephen Carlson and Pharaoh Brown (ERFA) at tight end.

Demetrius Harris
TE CHI (6)
3 months ago

Harris did not catch his only target in Sunday's 33-23 loss to the Bengals.

EDGE Analysis

Harris was once again the playing-time leader (36 snaps) among Cleveland's tight ends. The six-year veteran caught 15 passes for 149 yards and three touchdowns while playing a career-high snap count in 2019. The elevated snap count was largely due to David Njoku's wrist injury, as well as Njoku's subsequent residence in coach Freddie Kitchens' doghouse. Harris has one year remaining on the two-year deal he signed in March 2019, but his playing time next season will depend on the whims of a new head coach. Kitchens was deposed following the season-ending loss to Cincinnati, and presumably Njoku, the Browns' first-round draft pick in 2017, will be given a clean slate.

Demetrius Harris
TE CHI (6)
3 months ago

Harris caught one of three targets for one yard and a touchdown in Sunday's 31-15 loss to the Ravens in Week 16.

EDGE Analysis

The Browns made David Njoku inactive for the second straight week, leaving Harris and others to pick up the slack at tight end. Harris led the position group with 36 snaps while catching his third touchdown of the season. Whenever Njoku has been inactive, it's usually Harris leading the way in terms of playing time. Stephen Carlson (one catch, one target, seven yards) and Ricky Seals-Jones (two targets, one catch, 23 yards) each played 19 snaps.

Demetrius Harris
TE CHI (6)
3 months ago

Harris will draw the start at tight end Week 16 against Cincinnati after David Njoku was announced as a healthy scratch for the contest.

EDGE Analysis

Harris found himself in a similar situation in a friendly matchup last week against Arizona, where he logged 42 snaps but ended up with just one reception on two targets. In contrast, Ricky Seals-Jones caught two touchdown passes in less than half his snap total. While Harris is the starter on paper, it seems to be more due to his blocking prowess.

Demetrius Harris
TE CHI (6)
4 months ago

Harris caught one of two targets for 13 yards in Sunday's 38-24 loss to Arizona in Week 15.

EDGE Analysis

Harris, who was inactive Week 14 due to a shoulder injury, was healthy enough to play Sunday, which gave head coach Freddie Kitchens the clearance to make David Njoku a healthy scratch. The coach clearly wasn't pleased with Njoku's performance against the Bengals last week when he failed to secure a pass that ended up being an interception. With Njoku out of the way, Harris led Cleveland's tight ends in snaps (42, 60 percent), but it was Ricky Seals-Jones (two TDs) who benefited the most.

Demetrius Harris
TE CHI (6)
4 months ago

Harris is expected to start at tight end for the Browns on Sunday against the Cardinals, with David Njoku inactive.

EDGE Analysis

With Njoku scratched from the lineup Sunday, Harris will step back in as a starter in Week 15. He's topped out at three catches and 33 receiving yards to date, but the tight end does as least represent a last-minute plug option in for anyone scrambling to replace Njoku.

Demetrius Harris
TE CHI (6)
4 months ago

Harris (shoulder) is inactive Week 14 against the Bengals.

EDGE Analysis

It would have been an attractive matchup for Harris against Cincinnati, but he'll ultimately take a seat after working in practice as a limited participant all week. Harris will effectively give way to David Njoku, who was activated off IR Saturday and will draw the start in the divisional matchup.

Demetrius Harris
TE CHI (6)
4 months ago

Harris (shoulder) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Bengals, Jake Trotter of ESPN.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Harris' practice reps were capped throughout the week on account of the shoulder issue, so the Browns will presumably check back on his condition early Sunday before determining whether he's fit to suit up. Even if Harris gets the green light to play, he won't necessarily be in store to lead the Cleveland tight ends in snaps, as the Browns appear prepared to bring back top option David Njoku (wrist) from injured reserve prior to the contest.

Demetrius Harris
TE CHI (6)
4 months ago

Harris was limited in Wednesday's practice due to a shoulder injury, Mary Kay Cabot of The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.

EDGE Analysis

Harris appears to have picked up a shoulder issue during Week 13's loss to the Steelers, during which he caught one of four targets for 23 yards. The Wisconsin-Milwaukee product has served as the leading target in Cleveland's tight end corps in recent weeks, but he could soon be relegated to a depth role with David Njoku (wrist) nearing a return, according to Andrew Gribble of the Browns' official site.