Chicago Bears: 5 things to know about Demetrius Harris

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Does not limit other options

The signing does not mean the end for Trey Burton. It does not mean they have a tight end of the future. It does not even mean that they are not going to draft or sign a tight end in free agency.

The Bears were utterly bare at tight end. Horsted and Holtz are nice stories but are practice squad players at this point in their careers. Harris is an NFL tight end, whether he has a high ceiling or not.

With that in mind, the Bears essentially have two NFL tight ends. As mentioned, Nagy wants three at the least. On top of that, they can move on from Burton after this season if it is a disappointment. They signed Harris to just a one-year deal.  Burton has serious injury issues, and Harris has just as many questions.

Nagy wants three tight ends at the least, so one more will be added. He wants depth, so while Holtz and Horsted fill that, there is room for more. Beyond that, they have no future options at tight end.

So, talent to start, depth to compete, and youth to give the team a future are all still needs at tight end as currently assembled. Do not cross off tight end because of this signing, and do not think the Bears are satisfied with where they stand at this position.

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Harris filled a huge hole but is a small band-aid. The move was a no brainer, and Harris has upside to contribute next year. However, the Bears are not done at the position in the least.