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Charles Harris Traded to Falcons; Dolphins Get 2021 7th-Round Draft Pick

Adam Wells@adamwells1985Featured ColumnistMay 1, 2020

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - NOVEMBER 10: Charles Harris #90 of the Miami Dolphins is seen after the game against the Indianapolis Colts at Lucas Oil Stadium on November 10, 2019 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Michael Hickey/Getty Images)
Michael Hickey/Getty Images

The Atlanta Falcons, looking to upgrade their pass rush, have acquired Charles Harris from the Miami Dolphins for a 2021 seventh-round pick, the team announced.

The Athletic's Jason Butt first reported the news. 

The Dolphins selected Harris 22nd overall in 2017, but he struggled to break into the defensive line rotation, making just eight starts in 41 games played.

He showed promise during his rookie season with 12 quarterback hits, five tackles for loss and two sacks. But the Missouri product has managed just 11 quarterback hits, five tackles for loss and 1.5 sacks in 25 games over the past two seasons combined.

Harris is set to earn $1.94 million next season in the final guaranteed year of his rookie contract, per Spotrac.

The Dolphins have spent this offseason reshaping their roster, as Kyle Van Noy, Emmanuel Ogbah and Shaq Lawson were brought in to upgrade the pass rush.

Atlanta, meanwhile, had an opening on the defensive line after letting Vic Beasley leave in free agency. Harris will likely play behind Dante Fowler Jr., who signed a three-year, $48 million deal in March.

The Falcons' 28 sacks in 2019 ranked 29th overall and marked their lowest total since 2014 (22).

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