Demetrius Harris Ι TE
It appears we have the start of a trend here with another Harris needing to be let go. This time it is the third-string tight end, Demetrius Harris. I feel bad for Harris who could not capitalize on his opportunities early in the season. Now, rookie tight end, Cole Kmet has taken on the second tight end role and has shined to a certain degree.
Kmet is more athletic and faster than Harris. He brings more to the table and has proven to be a solid enough blocker to be playing a majority of the offensive snaps. He might even be playing well enough for the Chicago Bears to cut ties with Jimmy Graham a year early too. No matter what, the team cannot look to bring back Harris unless Harris decides he’s willing to take another one-year, veteran minimum contract.
Should Matt Nagy and Ryan Pace be let go though, Harris will have zero chances of sticking around with a new general manager and coach. With only catching seven of 14 targets on the year, Harris has once again shown why he’s not a receiving tight end in this league. His value comes as an extra blocker, but those guys are typically easy to find and more affordable than the dynamic pass-catching tight end. It is time to move on from a Harris yet again.