HOW’S DEMETRIUS HARRIS DOING?
Remember the 6-7 former basketball player turned tight end Demetrius Harris? You know, the guy John Dorsey raved about this time last year and several media people commented on as impressing in OTAs? Well, he’s back and a year into getting back into football shape. And you know what? The Chiefs could use some help at tight end.
May 12, 2013; Kansas City, MO, USA; Kansas City Chiefs tight end Demetrius Harris (47) catches a pass during the rookie mini camp at the University of Kansas Hospital Training Complex. Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports
Anthony Fasano and Travis Kelce are expected to be back and ready to contribute to the offense this season, but if we learned anything from last year it is that a team can never have enough depth. Tight end is an important enough position in Reid’s offense that the more depth the Chiefs can have there, the better. Right now, that depth consists of Sean McGrath and Richard Gordon.
Harris is huge and athletic. Reports of his performance in camp last year were positive but it was clear he was not in football shape both physically and mentally. With a year to get back into the swing of football and learn Reid’s offense can we expect Harris to turn into that backend depth the Chiefs so desperately need?
There may be a better chance of this happening than you’d think. Form Tyler Dunne:
"For the record, UW-Milwaukee’s Demetrius Harris, a former hoops player, is still in the Kansas City Chiefs’ system, and [Gil] Brandt believes he’ll make the team this year, too."