Demetrius Harris

Chicago Bears
Tight End #84
Chicago Bears
Tight End #84

Demetrius Harris News

All clear for regular-season finale

Harris (foot) is active for Sunday's game against the Packers.

Analysis: Harris was unavailable Week 16 as the Bears got a win in Jacksonville, but he provided a pair of limited practices Thursday and Friday of this week to follow up a full session Wednesday. The 29-year-old has officially received the green light for Chicago's regular-season finale, meaning he'll stay with just one game absence on the year. He enters the divisional tilt against Green Bay with seven catches for 45 yards over 14 appearances this season.

Jan 3, 2021 12:20 PM EST

Questionable Week 17

Harris (foot) is questionable for Sunday's game against the Packers.

Analysis: The 29-year-old practiced as a full participant Wednesday but regressed the limited participation the past two days. Harris sat out last week's win over the Jaguars due to the foot injury.

Jan 1, 2021 11:46 AM EST

Returns to full practice

Harris (foot) was a full participant in practice Wednesday, suggesting he's over the injury that sidelined him for last week's win over the Jaguars.

Analysis: Harris' return to practice paves the way for him to suit up in Sunday's season finale against the Packers. With Jimmy Graham and Cole Kmet both solidly above him on the tight end depth chart, Harris' role is likely to remain limited.

Dec 30, 2020 12:42 PM EST

Can't go against Jaguars

Harris (ankle) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Jaguars, Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune reports.

Analysis: After initially being considered doubtful, the Bears officially ruled Harris out this week. The 29-year-old tight end hasn't played double-digit snaps on offense since Week 7, so his absence will mainly affect special teams.

Dec 26, 2020 2:17 PM EST

Doubtful for Week 16

Harris (ankle) is listed as doubtful for Sunday's game against the Jaguars, Larry Mayer of the Bears' official site reports.

Analysis: Harris went down during last week's game against the Vikings. While he managed to make it back to the practice field in a limited capacity Friday, Harris apparently didn't do enough to inspire confidence in his ability to suit up Sunday.

Dec 25, 2020 9:50 AM EST

Dealing with ankle injury

Harris is questionable to return to Sunday's game against the Vikings due to an ankle injury, Patrick Finley of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

Analysis: The 29-year-old sustained the injury during the first half of Sunday's divisional matchup. J.P. Holtz will operate as Chicago's third tight end if Harris can't retake the field.

Dec 20, 2020 11:06 AM EST

Hauls in two passes

Harris caught two of three targets for 15 yards during Monday's loss to the Rams.

Analysis: The 29-year-old played only 18 of 63 offensive snaps, so he was moderately involvement in the passing game despite limited snaps. It was Harris' lowest snap total of the year as he continues to operate in a depth role. He has seven catches for 45 yards through seven games and is unlikely to be much of a factor in fantasy even if starter Jimmy Graham were to suffer an injury.

Oct 27, 2020 2:11 PM EST

Hauls in three passes

Harris caught three passes for 15 yards in the Bears' 30-26 win over the Falcons on Sunday.

Analysis: Harris now has seen five targets on the season, and his three receptions represent his only production over the first three games of 2020. Based on his current usage, his fantasy value is extremely low.

Sep 27, 2020 3:29 PM EST

Posts no stats

Harris was targeted once in the Bears' 27-23 victory over Detroit on Sunday.

Analysis: Harris was targeted in the end zone and could've scored a touchdown, but the ball was slightly overthrown. As the third tight end in a low-volume passing attack, it would likely take an injury for him to see enough targets to become a fantasy option.

Sep 13, 2020 2:44 PM EST

Lands in Chicago

Harris signed a contract with the Bears on Wednesday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

Analysis: Harris was cut by the Browns on Monday, and he wasted little time in agreeing to terms with the Bears. The 28-year-old tight end, who previously spent time with head coach Matt Nagy while in Kansas City, now joins a Chicago tight end corps that's struggled to attain consistency with Trey Burton (hip) and Adam Shaheen (foot) in back-to-back seasons. He caught 15 passes for 149 yards and three touchdowns across 15 games in Cleveland last year.

Feb 19, 2020 2:21 PM EST

Cut by Cleveland

The Browns cut Harris on Monday, the team's official website reports.

Analysis: Harris signed a two-year, $6 million contract last offseason, coming over from Kansas City after five seasons in a depth role behind Travis Kelce. The 28-year-old played 55.6 percent of offensive snaps for the Browns in 2019, but he was limited to a 15-149-3 receiving line on 27 targets, dropping five passes along the way. Harris may need to battle for a roster spot with his next team, while the Browns are left with David Njoku, Ricky Seals-Jones (RFA), Stephen Carlson and Pharaoh Brown (ERFA) at tight end.

Feb 17, 2020 9:40 AM EST

One target in finale

Harris did not have a catch and was targeted once in Sunday's 33-23 loss to the Bengals in Week 17.

Analysis: Harris was once again the playing-time leader (36 snaps) among Cleveland's tight ends. The six-year veteran caught 15 passes for 149 yards and three touchdowns while playing a career-high snap count in 2019. That was largely due to the David Njoku's wrist injury, and Njoku's placement in head coach Freddie Kitchens' doghouse. Harris has one year remaining on the two-year deal he signed in March 2019, but his playing time depends on the whims of a new head coach. Cleveland deposed Kitchens following the season-ending loss to Cincinnati, and presumably Njoku, Cleveland's first-round draft pick in 2017, will be given an opportunity under the new head coach.

Dec 31, 2019 9:47 AM EST

Grabs third TD

Harris caught one of three targets for one yard and a touchdown in Sunday's 31-15 loss to the Ravens in Week 16.

Analysis: The Browns made David Njoku inactive for the second straight week, leaving Harris and others to pick up the slack. Harris led the position group with 36 snaps while catching his third touchdown of the season. Whenever Njoku has been inactive, it's usually Harris leading the way in terms of playing time. Stephen Carlson (one catch, one target, seven yards) and RIcky Seals-Jones (two targets, one catch, 23 yards) each played 19 snaps.

Dec 23, 2019 12:10 PM EST

Draws another start

Harris will draw the start at tight end Week 16 against Cincinnati after David Njoku was announced as a healthy scratch for the contest.

Analysis: Harris found himself in a similar situation in a friendly matchup last week against Arizona, where he logged 42 snaps but ended up with just one reception on two targets. In contrast, Ricky Seals-Jones caught two touchdown passes in less than half his snap total. While Harris is the starter on paper, it seems to be more due to his blocking prowess.

Dec 22, 2019 8:44 AM EST

Two targets in Week 15 loss

Harris caught one of two targets for 13 yards in Sunday's 38-24 loss to Arizona in Week 15.

Analysis: Harris, who was inactive Week 14 due to a shoulder injury, was healthy enough to play Sunday, which gave head coach Freddie Kitchens the clearance to make David Njoku a healthy scratch. The coach clearly wasn't pleased with Njoku's performance against the Bengals last week when he failed to secure a pass that ended up being an interception. With Njoku out of the way, Harris led Cleveland's tight ends in snaps (42, 60 percent), but it was Ricky Seals-Jones (two TDs) who benefited the most.

Dec 16, 2019 4:30 AM EST

In line to start in place of Njoku

Harris is expected to start at tight end for the Browns on Sunday against the Cardinals, with David Njoku inactive.

Analysis: With Njoku scratched from the lineup Sunday, Harris will step back in as a starter in Week 15. He's topped out at three catches and 33 receiving yards to date, but the tight end does as least represent a last-minute plug option in for anyone scrambling to replace Njoku.

Dec 15, 2019 11:56 AM EST

Inactive against Bengals

Harris (shoulder) is inactive Week 14 against the Bengals.

Analysis: It would have been an attractive matchup for Harris against Cincinnati, but he'll ultimately take a seat after working in practice as a limited participant all week. Harris will effectively give way to David Njoku, who was activated off IR Saturday and will draw the start in the divisional matchup.

Dec 8, 2019 8:39 AM EST

Deemed questionable for Week 14

Harris (shoulder) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Bengals, Jake Trotter of reports.

Analysis: Harris' practice reps were capped throughout the week on account of the shoulder issue, so the Browns will presumably check back on his condition early Sunday before determining whether he's fit to suit up. Even if Harris gets the green light to play, he won't necessarily be in store to lead the Cleveland tight ends in snaps, as the Browns haven't ruled out activating top option David Njoku (wrist) from injured reserve prior to the contest.

Dec 6, 2019 9:49 AM EST

Nursing shoulder injury

Harris was limited in Wednesday's practice due to a shoulder injury, Mary Kay Cabot of The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.

Analysis: Harris appears to have picked up a shoulder issue during Week 13's loss to the Steelers, during which he caught one of four targets for 23 yards. The Wisconsin-Milwaukee product has served as the leading target in Cleveland's tight end corps in recent weeks, but he could soon be relegated to a depth role with David Njoku (wrist) nearing a return, according to Andrew Gribble of the Browns' official site.

Dec 4, 2019 1:20 PM EST

Leading TE target

Harris caught one of four targets for 23 yards in Sunday's 20-13 loss to the Steelers in Week 13.

Analysis: Harris was once against the leading target among Cleveland tight ends while also leading the position group with 43 snaps. Two of his targets were inside the red zone, and he had his hands on one of those balls but lost the handle when hitting the ground. David Njoku (wrist, IR-R) has practiced the last two weeks and could return for Week 14 against Cincinnati.

Dec 2, 2019 5:13 AM EST

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