The Chiefs have signed tight end Demetrius Harris to an extension, a source confirmed to The Star on Friday. NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport reports the contract is for three years and $6.3 million.
The news comes on the heels of Harris’ first career touchdown, a 15-yard strike he caught over linebacker Malcolm Smith in the Chiefs’ 23-17 win over the Raiders on Sunday.
Harris, who has caught seven passes for 74 yards in 16 games this season, is in his second season out of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, where he played basketball.
Harris signed with the Chiefs as an undrafted free agent in 2013, and set out to play football again for the first time since high school. He spent a year on the practice squad before appearing in eight games last year, primarily as a blocker, before a foot injury ended his season.
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Harris rehabbed and returned to action this year, and has served in a backup role behind starter Travis Kelce.