Raiders sign former Giants WR/KR Dwayne Harris to deal
The Oakland Raiders have signed receiver/special-teamer Dwayne Harris, the team announced Monday.
Terms were not released.
The New York Giants released Harris on March 22, saving more than $2.45 million on their salary cap. They originally signed him to a five-year, $17.5 million deal in 2015. They restructured his deal last season, a pay cut that could be recouped through incentives that he never ultimately hit.
Harris was not offered a pay cut this offseason, a source told ESPN, as he wasn’t going to be part of the Giants’ plans — counting more than $4 million against the salary cap.
The Cowboys originally selected Harris in the sixth round of the 2011 NFL draft out of East Carolina. He immediately made his mark in Dallas on special teams, ranking second in the NFL with an average of 16.1 yards per punt return in 2012. He had two returns for touchdowns in his first three professional seasons.
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