Former Chiefs LB Napoleon Harris running for Congress

Mark J. Rebilas-US PRESSWIRE

Former Chief eyes Jesse Jackson Jr.'s seat.

Who says sports and politics don't mix well?

Former KC Chief (and Raider) Napoleon Harris will be running for the Congressional seat recently vacated by Jesse Jackson Jr. in Illinois.

"I'm running," the former NFL player told the Chicago Sun-Times. "The primary reason I chose to run for the state Senate is the heartbeat and the pulse of my constituents. But over the last few months, we've gotten overwhelming support to put my name in the ring for the congressional seat."

Harris was drafted by and played for the Raiders -- twice. Once from 2002-04 and then again in 2009. He also played for the Vikings twice, from 2006-06 and again in 2008. He was part of the trade that brought Randy Moss to Oakland.

From 2007-08, he was a KC Chiefs linebacker. The Chiefs signed him to a big fancy six-year deal early in free agency in 2007 and then cut him in the middle of the next season.

Any other political Chiefs you can think of?

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