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NFL suspends Kansas City Chiefs tight end Demetrius Harris one game

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Kansas City Chiefs tight end Demetrius Harris has been suspended one game by the NFL for his March 2017 arrest, the club announced Tuesday afternoon.

Harris, 26, ultimately served two days in jail for the incident.

Here is the Chiefs’ statement:

“This morning the NFL notified the club that tight end Demetrius Harris will serve a one-game suspension effective Week 1 of the regular season. We respect and support the league’s decision in this matter and will have no further comment on the situation.”

Harris had 18 catches for 224 yards and a touchdown last season with the Chiefs. He is entering the final year of his contract.

The Chiefs open up the 2018 season on the road against the Los Angeles Chargers. Per the league, Harris will be eligible to return to the Chiefs’ active roster on Monday, September 10. His suspension status does not impact offseason and preseason practices and games.

The current depth behind Harris, the team’s presumed second tight end, includes Tim Wright, Jace Amaro and Alex Ellis.

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