Dolphins trade ex-Mizzou star Charles Harris to Falcons

Charles Harris totaled only 3 1/2 sacks in three seasons with Miami.
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MIAMI — Defensive end Charles Harris, a former first-round draft pick out of Missouri, was traded Friday after three unproductive seasons by the Miami Dolphins to the Atlanta Falcons for a seventh-round choice in 2021.

The former Mizzou star was the 22nd overall pick in 2017, but he totaled only 3 1/2 sacks with Miami. That included half a sack last year, even though he started a career-high five games for rookie coach Brian Flores.

Harris has one year left on his rookie contract.

On Thursday, Miami released another defensive end and former first-round pick, Taco Charlton. The Dolphins are rebuilding after going 5-11 in 2019, and last month they signed 11 free agents and acquired 11 draft picks.