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Raiders acquire speedy wide receiver and return specialist in trade with Packers

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Sunday the Raiders lost wide receiver and return specialist Dwayne Harris to an ankle injury. Wednesday they set about replacing him, making a trade with the Packers to acquire Trevor Davis according to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport.

The former 5th round pick and Cal Bear has spent four seasons in Green Bay almost exclusively as a return specialist.

Like Harris, Davis returns both kicks and punts. Though the 6-1, 188-pounder probably won’t be able to provide what Harris did as a gunner on coverage teams, Davis adds some speed, having run a 4.42 40-yard-dash at the 2016 combine.

Davis started at wide receiver in the Packers’ third preseason game against the Raiders in August. He had 5 catches on 6 targets for 78 yards and a touchdown and added for 1 rush for 18 yards. He returned one punt for 17 yards.

One would presume that performance stuck with the Raiders and now in need of a return man and wide receiver depth, they made the move.