Falcons news: Atlanta acquires Charles Harris via trade with Dolphins
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Falcons acquires defensive end Charles Harris via trade with Dolphins

Falcons, Charles Harris, Dolphins

The Atlanta Falcons have acquired defensive lineman Charles Harris in a trade with the Miami Dolphins, according to Jason Butt of The Athletic. The Falcons will send the Dolphins an undisclosed draft pick in return.

Harris is coming off of a 2019 campaign in which he played 14 games, registering 23 tackles and a half of a sack.

The 25-year-old, who played his collegiate football at the University of Missouri, was originally selected by Miami in the first round (22nd pick overall) of the 2017 NFL Draft.

He appeared in every contest during his rookie year, logging 19 tackles, a couple of sacks and a fumble recovery. Harris then posted similar numbers in 2018, participating in 11 games and finishing with 19 stops and a sack.

The Kansas City native has been a rather significant disappointment thus far in his professional career, as he was a force at Missouri.

Harris arrived at Mizzou back in 2013 and saw limited playing time during his redshirt freshman season, totaling 19 tackles, four tackles for loss and a pair of sacks. His role increased exponentially the following year and he delivered, recording 56 tackles, 18.5 tackles for loss, seven sacks and two forced fumbles.

Then, in 2017, Harris racked up 61 tackles, 12 tackles for loss, nine sacks, a couple of forced fumbles and a fumble recovery.

Clearly, his production on the NFL level has not come close to matching what he did in college, but perhaps a change of scenery will do him some good.

The Falcons went 7-9 in 2019 and have missed the playoffs each of the last two years.