Do you remember last season when the Raiders faced the Chiefs and a little known linebacker named Darius Harris put up a combined 10 tackles and a sack against the Raiders? It seems Josh McDaniels remembers. And it surely played in a hand in the Raiders decision to sign the free agent linebacker.
The #Raiders are signing former #Chiefs LB Darius Harris, his agent Kevin Conner of @UniSportsMgmt confirmed. Harris, who spent four years with KC, played all 17 games last season with four starts, including one against Vegas in which he had 10 tackles and a sack.
— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) August 1, 2023
That was a career game for Harris in just his fifth career start.
Harris went undrafted out of Middle Tennessee State in 2020. He appeared in just 11 games over his first two seasons in Kansas City. Then last season, he would appear in all 17 games, starting four of them.
His eight solo tackles were the most in his career while his 10 combined tackles was tied for the second most. And that sack was the first of his career.
The Raiders are going to find out if that was the start of bigger things for Harris who prior to last season did most of his work on special teams.