Demetrius Harris
TE CHI (11)
Mon 8/1/16 5:36 PM

Harris appears to be improving in his awareness on the field, the Kansas City Star reports.

EDGE Analysis

Having played only basketball in college, Harris possesses the athleticism at the tight end position that helped other college basketball players (Jimmy Graham, Antonio Gates, etc.) thrive at the tight end position. However, he's still a student of the game and continues to drop some passes that require focus. Fortunately, it's still early in camp and the third-year tight end has plenty of time to iron out the issues. Even if he does, tt's still unlikely Harris will see extensive action on Sunday's unless Travis Kelce suffers an injury.

Demetrius Harris
TE CHI (11)
Mon 1/11/16 8:52 PM

Harris caught seven passes for 74 yards and a touchdown in the 2015 regular season.

EDGE Analysis

Harris didnt' see much action this season despite being the second tight end behind Travis Kelce. He did finally collect his first career touchdown in Week 17 against the Raiders, and the Chiefs thought enough of him to extend his contract three more seasons. Harris seems likely to serve in a similar role next season, limiting his fantasy value behind star tight end Travis Kelce.

Demetrius Harris
TE CHI (11)
Fri 1/8/16 8:05 PM

Harris agreed to a three-year extension with the Chiefs on Friday, NFL.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

The backup tight end can earn up to $6.3 million over the course of the deal. Harris was targeted a mere 12 times during the regular, catching seven passes for 74 yards and a touchdown while playing behind Travis Kelce. He is already a good blocker, and there is hope the 24-year-old can become a more well-rounded player if he can tap more into his raw abilities.

Demetrius Harris
TE CHI (11)
Sat 9/19/15 5:46 PM

Harris (foot) played 23 snaps in Thursday's loss to the Broncos, but didn't record a stat.

EDGE Analysis

Harris showed some promise as the 2014 season wore on, but an injury sidelined him for much of the second half of the season. Even though he's healthy, the third-year tight end has seen little production offensively while his top competition for snaps in James O'Shaughnessy caught two balls for 54 yards Thursday. While he still outsnapped the rookie 23 to 14, a change could be around the corner if he can't begin impacting the game.

Demetrius Harris
TE CHI (11)
Fri 9/11/15 8:52 PM

Harris (foot) is officially probable for Week 1 against the Texans.

EDGE Analysis

Harris played in last week's preseason finale, and was a full participant all week at practice, so there's little doubt he'll be available. The biggest question is how the playing time behind Travis Kelce will be split up between he and rookie James O'Shaughnessy. Regardless, neither of the two will have a huge role unless Kelce suffers an injury.

Demetrius Harris
TE CHI (11)
Wed 9/9/15 6:21 PM

Harris was a full participant at Monday's practice.

EDGE Analysis

Harris played 11 snaps in the Chiefs' final preseason game last week, but it's more unclear how much he and fellow backup James O'Shaughnessy will be utilized behind Travis Kelce. The Chiefs often employed two and sometimes three tight end sets last season, so it's possible both will receive work unless one can clearly separate himself.

Demetrius Harris
TE CHI (11)
Fri 9/4/15 3:33 PM

Harris returned to game action Thursday for the first time since he suffered a fractured foot last season.

EDGE Analysis

In his return, Harris went without a reception or even a target, but he wasn't listed among the players who were sitting out. He seems the likely candidate to take the third tight end spot, but supposedly remains behind Richard Gordon on the depth chart. With roster cuts around the corner, tight end could be an interesting position to watch behind Travis Kelce and James O'Shaughnessy.

Demetrius Harris
TE CHI (11)
Thu 9/3/15 12:01 AM

Harris (foot) is expected to see some snaps in Thursday's preseason finale against the Rams.

EDGE Analysis

Harris returned to practice Sunday, but appears set to be thrown into the fire. He's been a member of the team long enough to know the playbook, so now it's more just a matter of getting his legs back under him. While he was out, the Chiefs drafted James O'Shaughnessy to compete for the backup role, and Harris will likely need to show something to hold onto it. However, he was an effective member as the third tight end last year prior to the injury, seeing the field on some three tight end sets.

Demetrius Harris
TE CHI (11)
Tue 9/1/15 12:24 PM

Harris (foot) returned to practice Sunday for the first time since suffering a foot fracture last November, ESPN reports.

EDGE Analysis

Harris will likely ease back into action with the Chiefs, but he's expected to see some game action in the Chiefs' final preseason game Thursday against the Rams. He's regarded as the third-string tight end behind Travis Kelce and James O'Shaughnessy, but he could take the second spot depending on how he plays in his return.

Demetrius Harris
TE CHI (11)
Tue 5/26/15 3:04 PM

Chiefs head coach Andy Reid is optimistic Harris (foot) will be ready for training camp, ESPN.com's Adam Teicher reports.

Harris underwent surgery in November to repair a fractured right foot, and then had a follow-up procedure in early May to insert another screw. A 2013 UDFA, the 6-7 Harris played basketball in college, and he's officially listed at only 230 pounds. If healthy, he could lock down the No. 2 tight end spot behind Travis Kelce, who figures to be a crucial part of the Kansas City offense.