NFL free agency doesn’t officially start until next month, but the Chicago Bears have reportedly made a roster move already, agreeing to terms with tight end Demetrius Harris.
According to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, the Bears agreed to a 1-year pact with the tight end, who was just released by the Cleveland Browns:
In 15 games with the Browns last season, Harris had 15 catches for 149 yards and three touchdowns. In his six year NFL career, Harris has 72 catches for 754 yards and nine touchdowns.
The Bears entered the offseason needing some serious upgrades at the tight end position, as Trey Burton and the oft-injured Adam Shaheen missed significant time last season.
Harris gives them a big-bodied tight end that the team hopes can serve as a red zone threat, as the 6-foot-7 and 230 pound tight end hopes to play a big role in the team’s offense.
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Harris has plenty of experience with Nagy, working with him in Kansas City for several seasons before Nagy left to coach the Bears.
NFL free agency officially gets underway on March 16 with the “legal tampering” period, with players able to sign on March 18.