Unfortunately the NFL season has come to an end for the Kansas City Chiefs so it’s time to look at who can be added to the 2022 squad to make this team better.
There is always the factor of salary cap when it comes to adding free agents. The Chiefs money guys and Brett Veach are going to have to find a way to shift money around and make some room for new guys and old guys. The current cap situation in Kansas City is below the average line which means there will be plenty of moves coming whether we like it or not. This year free agency starts on March 16. With a number of players leaving the team, we look at some names the Chiefs could sign during the offseason.
Charles Harris – Edge/Defensive End
A name that local Chiefs and Missouri football fans may recognized immediately is defensive end Charles Harris
At the age of 26, Charles Harris will be entering his sixth year in the NFL. Having spent time with Miami, Atlanta, and Detroit, Harris could be looking for a new place to call home and settling into his home state in Missouri may be just the place for him. Having played high school football just seven miles down the road, Arrowhead stadium would put him right in his backyard.
Charles Harris was a two star defensive end coming out of high school when he committed to play at the University of Missouri. He spent three years for the Tigers playing along the defensive line. During that time he accumulated one hundred thirty six tackles, thirty four tackles for loss, eighteen sacks, and five forced fumbles. Deciding to leave college a year early for the 2017 NFL Draft, Charles Harris was selected twenty second overall in the first round by the Miami Dolphins.
Spending three years in Miami, Harris’ numbers didn’t live up to the draft capital. His stat line only accounted for three and a half sacks and forcing ten tackles for loss. The Dolphins felt that moving on from Harris was the route to take and decided to trade him to Atlanta for a seventh round pick in 2021. Playing the final year of his rookie contract for the Falcons, Harris saw his knowledge of the game start to grow. Playing in just thirteen games, he nearly matched his sack total of his first three seasons in Miami with three while his tackles for loss were still trying to catch up.
Moving on to the 2021 season, Atlanta chose to decline his option which sent him to free agency for the first time. He then chose to continue his career in Detroit where you can say things started to come together for the former Mizzou Tiger. Playing in all regular season games for the second time in his career, Harris doubled his career numbers in just one season finishing with seven and a half sacks, sixty five total tackles, ten tackles for loss, and two forced fumbles.
Charles Harris is a football player who started his playing days in Missouri and seeing him back in the state playing for the Chiefs is something that is very likely. He is finally starting to find his place in the NFL world and living up to the hype that was around him when entering the league back in 2017. He would be a cheaper bargain being that he is still trying to prove himself but will the Chiefs give him the opportunity to come home?