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Browns to sign Chiefs TE Demetrius Harris to 2-year deal

Browns general manager John Dorsey turned to a familiar face to fill the role of second tight end.

Demetrius Harris, an unrestricted free agent from the Chiefs, agreed to a two-year deal early Wednesday morning. It can’t become official until 4 o’clock this afternoon, when the league year starts.

Dorsey signed Harris as an undrafted free agent in 2013 while he was GM of the Chiefs. Harris (6-foot-7, 230 pounds) played basketball, not football, at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and began his NFL career on the practice squad.

Harris, 27, has made 33 starts in 71 career regular-season games since 2014. He has 57 catches for 605 yards, a 10.6 average and six touchdowns. He also has played in six playoff games.

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He appeared in 17 games last year, including two in the playoffs, catching 13 passes for 164 yards and three touchdowns as the backup to Pro Bowler Travis Kelce.

He’ll step into the role veteran Darren Fells filled last year. Dorsey cut Fells on Monday.

Browns writer for The Chronicle-Telegram and The Medina Gazette. Proud graduate of Northwestern University. Husband and stepdad. Avid golfer who needs to hit the range to get down to a single-digit handicap. Right about Johnny Manziel, wrong about Brandon Weeden. Contact Scott at 440-329-7253, or email and follow him on and Twitter.

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