Free agent cornerback Chris Harris will sign with L.A. Chargers

The Los Angeles Chargers have ended up as the winners in the sweepstakes to sign free agent cornerback Chris Harris.

Chris Harris is staying in the AFC West. Unfortunately, the free agent cornerback has decided to sign with the Los Angeles Chargers, according to NFL reporter Josina Anderson.

Harris is one of the most coveted free agent defenders left available within the open market, and for the last few weeks, he’s flirted on social media with the idea of joining the Kansas City Chiefs. Online banter between Chiefs safety Tyrann Mathieu and Harris resulted in Chiefs Kingdom becoming excited at the possibility of seeing Harris play at Arrowhead in hopes of a Super Bowl run. Instead, they’ll watch him suit up for a rival.

Of course, Harris has played for a Chiefs rival to this point, so it’s really not that different than seeing him suit up for the Denver Broncos, the only team for which Harris has played for in his nine-year NFL career. The four-time Pro Bowler immediately bolsters the Chargers defensive backfield and provides an incredible corner to team with Casey Heyward, Desmond King and Derwin James.

The Chiefs are now forced to look elsewhere for cornerback help in a market that’s seeing the options diminish each day. Then again, general manager Brett Veach was never expected to compete for high-dollar free agents as a cap-strapped team coming off of a Super Bowl win. The Chiefs have major decisions to make regarding Sammy Watkins and Chris Jones before they can worry about roster concerns at cornerback or linebacker.

Harris has 98 passes defended and 20 interceptions in his 9 year career.