It was reported early on Friday that the Kansas City Chiefs were closing in on a contract extension with TE Demetrius Harris. And now it's done, according to Harris's agent.
Done deal. Congrats to my client @BreadWinner084 on his contract extension. From the court to the gridiron. Hard work pays off!— Buddy Baker (@ESG_Baker) January 8, 2016
Good for Harris. He was one of those converted basketball players who did not play football in college. So he was obviously very raw, and he still is. His athleticism, as demonstrated in last week's touchdown catch, can't be denied. It's just a matter of putting it all together. I will say that his blocking has come along this year, too. There's more to being a tight end in the Chiefs offense than just catching passes.
No details of the extension are out yet. We'll update when they are.
UPDATE: The details...
#KCChiefs signed TE Demetrius Harris to a 3-year extension worth up to $6.3M. Was to be exclusive rights FA, would've made minimum in '16— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) January 8, 2016