The Chiefs have elevated linebacker Darius Harris from the practice squad.
The Kansas City Chiefs announced a couple roster moves on Wednesday in response to the news that cornerback L’Jarius Sneed had indeed fractured his collarbone as many feared after he went down with the injury in Week 3 against the Baltimore Ravens. The Chiefs placed Sneed on injured reserve and, in his place, have elevated linebacker Darius Harris from the practice squad.
Sneed went down midway through the team’s win over the Ravens in Week 3 after putting up sensational performances for a rookie cornerback through the Chiefs first two wins to start the year.
Given that he’s on injured reserve, Sneed will be forced to miss at least three games until he can be activated again, which means that it will be Week 7 (Denver Broncos) before the Chiefs could potentially see him on the field again. Then again, it’s possible his injury keeps him out for longer than that.
As for Harris, it’s interesting that the Chiefs, who are already thin at the cornerback position, would bring up a linebacker to take his place on the roster. Harris has been with the Chiefs since signing as an undrafted free agent in 2019 after going unselected out of Middle Tennessee State.
A former teammate of Charvarius Ward, Harris has obviously shown the Chiefs enough promise to keep him around this long and perhaps he will get a chance to show what he can do at a linebacking corps that looked much better in Week 3 but looked sloppy through two weeks of the regular season.
In four seasons at MTSU, Harris had 28 tackles for loss, 11.5 sacks, 5 forced fumbles, and 13 deflected passes.