CLEVELAND — A person familiar with the deal says the Cleveland Browns and free agent tight end Demetrius Harris have agreed to a two-year contract.
Harris, who backed up Pro Bowler Travis Kelce with the Kansas City Chiefs for five seasons, will be added to the roster when the NFL free agency signing period begins at 3 p.m. Central time on Wednesday, said the person who spoke on condition of anonymity to The Associated Press because teams are not permitted to announce any moves until later.
Harris, 27, will be reunited with Browns general manager John Dorsey, who signed him in 2013 with the Chiefs, in Cleveland. Harris, a former University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee basketball player, didn't play football in college and began his pro career on the practice squad.
Harris has 57 career catches for 605 yards in five seasons. He had 12 receptions for 164 yards and a career-high three touchdowns last season, but never emerged as the true complement to Kelce the Chiefs envisioned.
The Browns had an opening at tight end after releasing Darren Fells on Monday.