Chiefs Sign Napolean Harris


KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Linebacker Napoleon Harris, who went from Oakland to Minnesota in the Randy Moss trade, signed a six-year contract Tuesday with the Kansas City Chiefs.

Harris started 14 games for Minnesota last season. He finished third on the team with 96 tackles, had three interceptions and 2.5 sacks.

Harris was acquired by the Vikings in the trade that sent Moss to Oakland in 2005. In two seasons in Minnesota, Harris played in 29 games and recorded 116 tackles.

The Raiders chose Harris in the first round of the 2002 draft. He started 55 games for Oakland, including three playoff games and at middle linebacker in Super Bowl XXXVII against Tampa Bay.

The Chiefs expect Harris to replace unrestricted free agent Kawika Mitchell at middle linebacker, although it is possible Kansas City will re-sign Mitchell to play opposite Derrick Johnson at outside linebacker.


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