Lions sign former first-round DE Charles Harris


The Lions are trying to beef up their pass rush.

On the heels of re-signing DE Romeo Okwara and trading for DL Michael Brockers, Detroit has signed DE Charles Harris, according to Jeremy Fowler.

Harris was drafted 22nd overall by the Dolphins in 2017 -- one pick after the Lions took Jarrad Davis -- then traded to the Falcons in 2020. He had three sacks and 18 tackles in 13 games last year for Atlanta.

One of those three sacks came against the Saints, with Lions new head coach Dan Campbell watching from New Orleans' sideline. Perhaps Harris caught his eye.

It's a low-risk move for Detroit, a flier on a first-round pick who hasn't met expectations. In 54 career games, Harris has a total of 6.5 sacks.

Still, if he can start to fulfill his potential in Detroit, the 26-year-old will be a good find for the new regime.

Featured Image Photo Credit: Charles Harris