Former Chiefs Demetrius Harris, Eric Kush released by Browns
By Matt Conner
The Cleveland Browns have released two former members of the Kansas City Chiefs offense in Eric Kush and Demetrius Harris.
The Cleveland Browns began to reshape their roster this offseason with the release of four players, including two familiar faces from offenses past with the Kansas City Chiefs. Both offensive lineman Eric Kush and tight end Demetrius Harris were among roster cuts from the Browns announced to the media on Monday.
Both Harris and Kush got their first chances to play professional football with the Chiefs during Andy Reid’s first few years with the team—the same stint when John Dorsey was the team’s general manager. When Dorsey was allowed to walk at the end of his contract with the Chiefs in 2017, both players were given further chances when he took over the Browns front office.
Kush originally entered the NFL as the sixth round choice of the Chiefs in the 2013 NFL Draft and spent three seasons with the Chiefs. It took him some time to make it to the Browns, however, with short stints for numerous clubs. The Buccaneers, Panthers, Texans, Rams, and Bears all took looks at Kush for various amounts of time and Kush has even developed into a spot starter in both Chicago and Cleveland the last two years—with 14 starts in two seasons.
As for Harris, he was a former undrafted free agent who ascended the depth chart in K.C. to be the main target behind Travis Kelce for years. When his contract was up, he followed Dorsey in 2019 and became a seldom-used target for Baker Mayfield. The Chiefs turned the page and went with a committee of Blake Bell and Deon Yelder. Harris appeared in 71 games for the Chiefs over five seasons.