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Raiders PR Dwayne Harris named AFC Special Teams Player of the Week

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With all the offense and all the turnovers in the Raiders wild overtime win against the Browns, I bet you didn’t expect the award to come from it would be Special Teams Player or the Week.

That award goes to Dwayne Harris who, among other things, had a 49-yard punt return in the fourth quarter that set up a field goal that gave the Raiders a 34-28 lead.

A shout out goes to Keith Smith and Kyle Wilber for laying huge blocks to help spring Harris on that return.

It was a fine return, but Harris made this team for a lot more than is return abilities. He is also an outstanding gunner. He made two tackle Sunday, one to stop the Jabrill Peppers for just one yard.

Raiders PR man (that’s public relations, not punt returner) Evert Geerlings had some more notable stats for Harris.

Another notable stat for Harris is his 5 combined return tackles (3 solo) are tied for second in the NFL over the first four weeks. Good to see him get recognition for his contributions.