It took a little longer than we might have expected for the Kansas City Chiefs to place defensive end Emmanuel Ogbah on injured reserve after he suffered a season-ending pectoral muscle injury against the Tennessee Titans a week ago Sunday. But they got that done on Monday, elevating wide receiver Gehrig Dieter to Ogbah’s empty spot on the active roster.
According to NFL Network insider Ian Rapoport, the Chiefs made the next move of this sequence on Thursday, signing defensive end Demone Harris from the Baltimore Ravens practice squad.
The #Chiefs are signing DE Demone Harris off the #Ravens practice squad, source said. To create room, they are releasing DT Joey Ivie. Harris spent time with the #Bucs before joining Baltimore.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) November 21, 2019
As a practice squad player for another team, Harris must be added directly to the Chiefs active roster. To make room there, the Chiefs have released defensive tackle Joey Ivie.
This still leaves one practice squad position open — the one previously occupied by Dieter. The Chiefs are likely hoping Ivie will go unclaimed on waivers so that he can be signed back to their practice squad.
Harris is a second-year player out of Buffalo whom the Tampa Bay Buccaneers signed as an undrafted free agent last season. He spent 2018 bouncing from their practice squad to active roster, playing in two 2018 games. He remained with the Buccaneers — playing in one 2019 contest — until he ended up with the Ravens in October.
Used primarily as a special teams player, Harris has accumulated no regular-season statistics of note. But friend-of-the-site Terez Paylor of Yahoo! Sports recalled a good preseason performance.
Harris is an interesting dude. 6-4, 272. Undrafted out of Buffalo a year ago. Had a sack and five hurries during the preseason with Tampa, then landed on the Ravens' practice squad in October. Chiefs obviously have some depth issues at DE. Check him out below (top of the screen) pic.twitter.com/WdIs5J6xK8— Terez A. Paylor (@TerezPaylor) November 21, 2019
We’ll keep you updated on the status of the Chiefs’ last practice squad spot.