Raiders re-sign wide receiver/return specialist Dwayne Harris


ALAMEDA, Calif. – The Oakland Raiders have re-signed unrestricted free agent WR/RS Dwayne Harris, the club announced Monday.

Harris, originally drafted in the sixth round (176th overall) of the 2011 NFL Draft by the Dallas Cowboys, joined the Raiders in 2018 after spending the previous three seasons (2015-17) with the New York Giants. For his career, Harris has played in 103 games and made 11 starts. As a returner, he has totaled 159 kickoff returns for 4,055 yards (25.5 avg.) and one touchdown in addition to 177 punt returns for 1,805 (10.2 avg.) and four scores. On offense, Harris has posted 76 receptions for 867 yards and eight touchdowns.

Last season, the 5-foot-11, 206-pounder took home two AFC Special Teams Player of the Week Awards the Silver and Black after appearing in 15 contests and making one start. Harris averaged 14.1 yards per punt return, the second-best single-season mark in franchise history, as he also tied for the NFL lead. He also returned a punt 99 yards for a touchdown, tied for the second-longest punt return in NFL history. Additionally, Harris finished 10th in the NFL with a 22.9-yard kickoff return average.

A native of Stone Mountain, Ga., Harris played in 50 games at East Carolina and was twice named to the All-Conference USA First Team. As a senior in 2010, he set a school record with 41 kickoff returns for 839 yards and added 222 yards on 19 punt returns.