Chiefs sign TE Demetrius Harris to extension

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Jan. 3, 2016; Kansas City, MO; Chiefs tight end Demetrius Harris (84) celebrates after scoring a touchdown against the Oakland Raiders at Arrowhead Stadium. (AP Photo/Reed Hoffmann)

Jan. 3, 2016; Kansas City, MO; Chiefs tight end Demetrius Harris (84) celebrates after scoring a touchdown against the Oakland Raiders at Arrowhead Stadium. (AP Photo/Reed Hoffmann)

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The Chiefs took care of one of their own before Saturday’s playoff game, signing tight end Demetrius Harris to a contract extension Friday afternoon.

Harris’ agent, Buddy Baker, took to Twitter to announce the news.

“Done deal,” Baker tweeted. “Congrats to my client @BreadWinner084 (Harris) on his contract extension. From the court to the gridiron. Hard work pays off!”

Terms of the deal were not revealed and the Chiefs did not announce the transaction.

Harris appeared in 16 games with nine starts the past season, totaling seven catches for 74 yards and a touchdown.

While Travis Kelce is the Chiefs’ top receiving tight end, Harris’ value came with his blocking and on special teams, where he logged 193 snaps in 2015.

The 6-7. 230-pound Harris originally joined the Chiefs in 2013 as an undrafted free agent out of University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, where he played basketball.

Harris spent his rookie season on the practice squad before making the active 53-man roster in 2014, where he appeared in eight games with three starts before suffering a season-ending foot injury.

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Herbie Teope is the lead Chiefs beat writer for ChiefsDigest.com and The Topeka Capital-Journal. Use the contact page to reach him or find him on Twitter: @HerbieTeope.

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