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Raiders re-sign wide receiver Dwayne Harris

Dwayne Harris

The Oakland Raiders have re-signed wideout Dwayne Harris, according to a news report about the matter that was just released.

Harris averaged 14.1 yards per punt return last season, the second-best mark in franchise history and tied for the NFL lead. The highlight of his season was a 99-yard return for a TD against Denver on Christmas Eve, tied for the second-longest punt return in NFL history.

However, he played only sparingly on offense with six catches for 40 yards and two carries for 12 yards.

Additional terms of the deal have not been released, per the San Francisco Chronicle.

A graduate of East Carolina, Dwayne Harris played in all 13 games and was named to the conference’s all-freshmen team as a punt returner. East Carolina University won the 2007 Hawaii Bowl against Boise State on a team that also featured future NFL running back, Chris Johnson.

As a sophomore, he played in 10 games before injuring his foot playing against the University of Southern Mississippi. Regardless of his injury, East Carolina University won the 2008 Conference USA Championship against the University of Tulsa.

He was the first player in school history to top 100 receptions in a season (101 as a senior) and the second player to gain over 6,000 career all-purpose yards (6,380)

A veteran of both the Dallas Cowboys and the New York Giants, Dwayne Harris got signed to the Raiders back in April 2018. He was named the Raiders primary kick and punt returner to start the 2018 season.

In Week 4, Harris returned five kicks for an average of 19.5 yards, including a 49-yard punt return in a 45-42 win over the Cleveland Browns, earning him AFC Special Teams Player of the Week.