The Las Vegas Raiders have been adding some familiar faces in recent days as they attempt to bolster their roster with veteran signings at the start of training camp. The latest brings plenty of championship experience and solid special teams play with the signing of former Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Darius Harris.
NFL reporter Mike Garafolo reported the news on Monday, but terms were not yet disclosed.
It's hard to believe that if you'd watched the Middle Tennessee State defense back in 2017, you would have seen two future members of the Chiefs defense at work, yet both of them would go undrafted. First, the Chiefs signed cornerback Charvarius Ward as a rookie free agent in 2018. Then the following year, the Chiefs would invite Harris to try to make the active roster.
The Raiders can only hope Darius Harris plays as well for them as he did against them in '22.
Harris spent his first season in Kansas City on injured reserve, but he earned his way to the active roster in his second season—the COVID-affected season of 2020. Through his second and third years in the league, Harris was learning the defense and was only utilized on special teams in '21. However, Willie Gay's four-game suspension in '22 meant Harris was given a chance to start in his place.
Harris, who is now 27 years old, played well in a rare start against the Raiders in '22 so it's likely that Las Vegas is hoping he can stand out if given a chance to play for them. The Raiders also recently added former K.C. cornerback Marcus Peters.