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Raiders sign WR/RS Dwayne Harris

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After trading former Oakland Raiders wide receiver Cordarrelle Patterson to the New England Patriots in March, Oakland has finally acquired a new kick returner to replace Patterson by signing WR Dwayne Harris.

Harris made the Pro Bowl in 2016 when he played for the New York Giants. During that season, he averaged 24.2 yards per kickoff return, 5.9 yards per punt return and played in all 16 games.

Over the course of Harris’s NFL career, he has averaged 26.1 yards per kickoff return, 9.7 yards per punt return and has taken four returns to the house for touchdowns, quite the impressive statistics.

Harris appeared in just five games last season due to a fractured his foot.

If the Raiders are getting a healthy Harris, then Oakland should not see a major drop off in the kick return game. And they will be getting that production for a much cheaper rate than they had with Patterson.