Demone Harris is back.
The Kansas City Chiefs announced on Saturday that they have elevated Harris from the team’s practice squad via “Standard Elevation.”
What the hell does that mean, you ask? Good question. It essentially means that Harris will have to return to the practice squad immediately following the Washington game. He was elevated last week as well, rotating in for 10 snaps with Chris Jones sidelined. Players are allowed to be elevated twice each season so this is it for Harris. If the Chiefs want to bring him back to the active roster again, they will officially have to sign him to the 53-man roster.
For those who don’t know how the practice squad works, it is separate from the main roster. The players on the practice squad have a contract with the Chiefs but just to be on the squad. This is why other teams can sign players off of the Chiefs’ practice squads. Interestingly enough, the Chiefs actually signed Harris off of the Ravens practice squad in November of 2019.
It will be interesting to see if Harris gets more snaps this week, Lord knows the Chiefs need to try anything they can to improve their defense. That said, Harris is likely going to be used as nothing more than a rotational depth piece.