A couple of familiar faces for K.C. Chiefs fans have earned some new free agent visits recently, giving them hopes of extending their NFL careers for another season. Both wide receiver De’Anthony Thomas and tight end Demetrius Harris recently worked out for new franchises this week with the Arizona Cardinals and New Orleans Saints, respectively.
Thomas, who is still only 28 years old, was a fourth round pick for the Chiefs back in the 2014 NFL Draft with six full seasons played in the league. He spent five-plus years in Kansas City as an wide receiver and returner, a player whose versatility made him a positive asset on offensive and special teams. He wasn’t a primary target by any means, but Thomas’s skill set allowed the Chiefs to use him in a number of ways.
In 66 total games in K.C., Thomas had 65 receptions for 509 receiving yards and 4 touchdowns. He also rushed 31 times for 191 yards and 2 more scores. As a kickoff and punt returner he was much more prolific with 2,872 all purpose yards and 1 touchdown.
A couple former Chiefs earned some free agent visits this week.
Halfway through the 2019 season, the Chiefs decided to release Thomas given his largely diminished role on offense. The Baltimore Ravens signed him two weeks later and he finished the year as their primary returner. The Ravens decided to re-sign Thomas for another season the following March, but Thomas chose to opt out of the 2020 season instead.
As for Harris, the former undrafted free agent last played for the Chiefs in 2018 after spending his first five NFL seasons there. During that time, Harris showed impressive skills enough to not only make the active roster, but climb the depth chart to become the TE2 behind Travis Kelce for multiple seasons. He had 57 catches for 605 yards and 6 touchdowns during his time in K.C. Since leaving Kansas City, Harris has played for both the Cleveland Browns and Chicago Bears.