Young player to watch: TE Demetrius Harris

We're continuing a series looking at four unheralded players who have a reasonable shot to make the Kansas City Chiefs’ regular-season roster with a strong showing at training camp.

TE Demetrius Harris

How acquired: Undrafted free agent, 2013.

Looking ahead: Harris played basketball and not football in college at Wisconsin-Milwaukee, so he spent all of last season on the practice squad learning his craft. It appeared from offseason practice it was time well spent. Harris looked like a different player, one ready to contribute. “Look at the improvement he has made since last year," coach Andy Reid said. “He came in as a basketball player, so he hadn’t played football since high school. He would say now that he is a football player. He’s transitioned. I’m talking everything from body language to the (amount) of the girth he’s put on, the strength he’s put on over the offseason and how he functions out there as a player." Harris dropped too many passes but also made several impressive catches.

Possible role: Much depends on the ailing knee of Travis Kelce. If Kelce is unable to practice or is otherwise limited, Harris could get plenty of opportunities. He will need more time before he becomes a well-rounded player, one who is capable of playing in all situations. But Harris could find himself on the field in obvious passing situations.