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DeMichael Harris

Indianapolis Colts
Wide Receiver #12
Indianapolis Colts
Wide Receiver #12

DeMichael Harris News

Returns to practice squad

Harris reverted to the Colts' practice squad Monday, per the NFL's official transaction log.

Analysis: Harris was elevated to the active roster for Sunday's loss to the Titans and played nine snaps on special teams. It was the second consecutive gameday promotion for the 23-year-old, who caught 10 passes for 79 yards in seven games for the Colts last season.

Sep 27, 2021 4:58 PM EST

Joins active roster

Harris was elevated from the practice squad Saturday.

Analysis: This is Harris' second practice-squad callup meaning the team will need to make a decision on the wide receiver's status on the active roster next week. For now expect Harris to simply provide some depth to a pass-catching unit that sees multiple players banged up entering Sunday's pivotal divisional contest.

Sep 25, 2021 10:06 AM EST

Back to practice squad

Harris has reverted back to the Colts' practice squad per the NFL's transaction report.

Analysis: Harris saw just two snaps on offense in Sunday's loss to the Rams. He did not receive a target on either play. He could potentially get called up again if Parris Campbell (abdomen) misses another week.

Sep 20, 2021 6:44 PM EST

Plays two snaps on offense

Harris played two snaps on offense but didn't have a target in Sunday's loss to the Rams.

Analysis: Ashton Dulin and Michael Strachan saw increased playing time with Parris Campbell out with an abdomen injury. Harris could see more snaps this week if Campbell remains out, but he'll still likely be distant fifth option among receivers.

Sep 20, 2021 11:04 AM EST

Moves up to active roster

Harris was elevated from the practice squad Saturday.

Analysis: Harris was a part-time player for the Colts last season catching 10 passes for 79 yards, and he'll likely be asked to do the same depending on the status of questionable wideouts Michael Pittman (ankle) and Parris Campbell (abdomen).

Sep 18, 2021 10:05 AM EST

Signs with Colts' practice squad

Harris signed with the Colts' practice squad Wednesday.

Analysis: Harris was unable to secure a spot on the Colts' 53-man roster but will remain in the organization as part of the team's initial practice squad. The 23-year-old secured all 10 of his targets for 79 yards while rushing six times for 46 yards during the 2020 campaign.

Sep 1, 2021 5:06 PM EST

Cut by Indy

Harris was waived by the Colts on Tuesday, AJ Mast of reports.

Analysis: Harris suited up for seven games with Indy during his rookie campaign in 2020. He piled up ten receptions for 79 yards in the process. He was again competing for a depth receiver role with the team. If he ends up clearing waivers, he would be a likely candidate to land on the Colts' practice squad.

Aug 31, 2021 6:16 PM EST

Sitting down Week 17

Harris (coach's decision) is inactive for Sunday's game against the Jaguars.

Analysis: Harris didn't have any issues fielding a full practice workload throughout the week, but he's been passed up for a spot in the active lineup for the regular-season finale. Ashton Dulin and Dezmon Patmon get the bump ahead of Harris for Week 17, as Indianapolis prepares for a matchup against Jacksonville's No. 27 pass defense.

Jan 3, 2021 12:30 PM EST

Ineffective in Sunday's win

Harris rushed once for a loss of three yards in Sunday's 26-20 win over the Texans.

Analysis: Head coach Frank Reich occasionally scripts a play or two for Harris in each game, typically of the jet sweep variety. It didn't work against the Texans, as Justin Reid stuffed him behind the line of scrimmage. The undrafted rookie out of Southern Mississippi isn't relevant in season-long fantasy formats, but he can be an intriguing DFS tournament play in the right setting.

Dec 8, 2020 2:25 PM EST

Receives two touches

Harris caught his only target for one yard and had one carry for two yards during Sunday's 45-26 loss to the Titans.

Analysis: The 22-year-old played 11 offensive snaps and continues to have a minor role in the Indianapolis offense. Harris is unlikely to become much more involved with the rest of the team's wideouts and tight ends currently healthy.

Dec 1, 2020 5:21 PM EST

Keeps small role in offense

Harris had two carries for 19 yards and one reception for one yard on his only target in Sunday's win over Green Bay.

Analysis: Harris played on 16 of the offense's 84 snaps, which is a surprise since Indy's receiving corps was at full strength with T.Y. Hilton, Jack Doyle and Mo Alie-Cox healthy. He'll likely continue to have a minor role in the offense, but he's worth keeping tabs on in deep formats or if injuries strike again in the receiving corps.

Nov 23, 2020 2:39 PM EST

Limited role Thursday

Harris had one reception for 21 yards on his lone target in Thursday's win over Tennessee.

Analysis: Harris was targeted four times in the passing game in the Week 9 loss to Baltimore and also had two carries for 28 yards on jet sweeps. He played on just nine of the offense's 70 snaps, compared to 16 snaps in Week 9. While Harris didn't duplicate is Week 9 production, he still looks set as the No. 4 receiver heading into a Week 11 matchup against Green Bay.

Nov 16, 2020 2:55 PM EST

Could see more designed runs

Harris could see a few specially designed plays from the backfield Week 10 against the Titans, Jim Ayello of the Indianapolis Star reports.

Analysis: Harris was brought on to the active roster primarily to be used as a wide receiver, and he was targeted four times in the passing game in the Week 9 loss to Baltimore. What's unique is that he also carried the ball twice for 28 yards on jet sweeps, and this isn't a pattern likely to stop as long as he's active. In fact, coach Frank Reich said Monday that he intends to give Harris a few plays that would have typically gone to Nyheim Hines. This doesn't necessarily indicate a major uptick from last week's 16 offensive snaps is on the horizon, but when he's on the field, Reich hopes to use the undrafted rookie in a manner that keeps defenses guessing.

Nov 12, 2020 6:41 AM EST

Joins active roster

The Colts signed Harris to the active roster Tuesday.

Analysis: Harris was elevated from the practice for the Week 9 matchup against the Ravens, and he performed quite well, catching all four targets for 27 yards and rushing twice for 28 yards. It was enough for the Colts to sign him to the 53-man roster. The 5-foot-8, 178-pound rookie was more productive on the ground (541 yards, five touchdowns) in his final season at Southern Mississippi than he was as a receiver (346 yards, three scores), and he could handle a similar gadget role with the Colts moving forward.

Nov 10, 2020 12:52 PM EST

Shifts back to practice squad

Harris reverted to the Colts' practice squad Monday, per the NFL's official transaction log.

Analysis: Despite fielding just 16 offensive snaps, Harris played a notable role in Indianapolis' offense during a 24-10 loss to Baltimore on Sunday. The 22-year-old compiled 27 receiving yards while hauling in all four of his targets, adding two rushes for 28 yards. Harris has accumulated 56 combined receiving yards on seven receptions over his two appearances thus far this season.

Nov 9, 2020 6:20 PM EST

Bumped to active roster

Harris was elevated to the Colts' active roster Saturday.

Analysis: Harris is now in line to provide depth at receiver for the Colts in Sunday's game against the Ravens. However, with T.Y. Hilton (groin) doubtful and Marcus Johnson (knee) questionable, he could potentially get some offensive snaps.

Nov 7, 2020 1:02 PM EST

Back to practice squad

Harris reverted to the Colts' practice squad, per the NFL's transaction log.

Analysis: For being promoted a day before the contest, Harris was a solid contributor in the Colts comeback win Sunday. He recorded three receptions for 29 yards on 12 offensive snaps and added another six snaps on special teams. Harris could be line in for more game action once the Colts return from their bye in Week 8.

Oct 19, 2020 7:55 PM EST

Three receptions in debut

Harris had three receptions for 29 yards on three targets in Sunday's win over the Bengals.

Analysis: The undrafted free agent from Southern Mississippi had more targets and playing time (12 snaps on offense) in his first game after being promoted from the practice squad than Ashton Dulin (6 snaps) or Daurice Fountain (healthy scratch). While Indy's offense doesn't offer a lot of opportunities, Harris is someone to watch as he could move into a larger role or lay a steady claim to the No. 4 receiver spot.

Oct 19, 2020 1:35 PM EST

Promoted for Week 6

Harris was promoted to the Colts' active roster from the practice squad Saturday.

Analysis: The 22-year-old will serve as an extra player for Sunday's game against the Bengals. Harris should provide depth at wide receiver and could have a role on special teams if he suits up.

Oct 17, 2020 9:39 PM EST

Joins practice squad

Harris latched on with Indianapolis' practice squad Sunday, Tadd Haislop of reports.

Analysis: Harris spent the offseason with the Colts, but the team waived him as a product of final roster cuts. Joining the practice squad gives the Southern Mississippi product a chance to continue developing with the coaching staff.

Sep 8, 2020 11:03 AM EST

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