Dwayne Harris

Chicago Bears
Wide Receiver #17
Chicago Bears
Wide Receiver #17

Dwayne Harris News

Shifts to IR

The Bears placed Harris (triceps) on injured reserve Thursday, Larry Mayer of the team's official site reports.

Analysis: Harris suffered what the Bears believe to be a torn triceps injury during Monday's loss to the Vikings, but the full severity of his issue hasn't yet been officially confirmed. The team has already claimed a replacement return specialist off waivers in DeAndre Carter.

Nov 19, 2020 3:48 PM EST

Potentially serious injury

The Bears fear Harris tore his triceps during Monday's loss to the Vikings, Kevin Fishbain of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: The Bears expect this to be the diagnosis, and they're running further tests to confirm it. Harris has functioned as a punt-return specialist for three games, and he was impressive at the position with 8.1 yards per return. If he's ruled out for the season, expect Darnell Mooney and Anthony Miller to step into the returner role.

Nov 17, 2020 12:58 PM EST

Questionable to return

Harris is questionable to return to Monday's game against the Vikings due to a triceps injury, Adam Hoge of NBC Sports Chicago reports.

Analysis: It's unclear as to when Harris suffered the injury. He turned the ball over on a muffed punt in the third quarter and wasn't on the field for the next opportunity.

Nov 16, 2020 7:24 PM EST

Promoted to active roster

The Bears signed Harris to the active roster Saturday, Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune reports.

Analysis: Harris was elevated from the practice squad last week and served strictly on special teams, totaling 17 yards on three punt returns. He's signed a contract as an honest member of the 53-man roster now, signaling some security for the 33-year-old return specialist.

Nov 7, 2020 1:48 PM EST

Heads back to practice squad

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

Analysis: The former Cowboy special-teams ace was active for his first career appearance as a Bear on Sunday, collecting 17 yards on three punt-return attempts along with one tackle on punt coverage. He'll be stored on the practice squad for now, though he could be called on as soon as Sunday for a matchup against the Titans.

Nov 2, 2020 5:36 PM EST

Elevates from practice roster

The Bears elevated Harris to the active roster Saturday.

Analysis: Harris joined the practice squad Tuesday and will make his Bears debut Sunday versus the Saints. The 33-year-old likely won't impact the offense much, but he'll have a chance to prove his punt-returning skills for a chance at another NFL contract.

Oct 31, 2020 7:48 PM EST

Joins Chicago's practice squad

Harris signed to the Bears' practice squad Tuesday.

Analysis: The 33-year-old figures to be an insurance option at punt returner, with Ted Ginn not impressing through the first seven games of the season. Harris has only eight catches for 60 yards in 39 games since the 2015 season, so he's unlikely to have much of an offensive roles if promoted to the active roster.

Oct 27, 2020 4:46 PM EST

Cut from practice squad

The Texans cut Harris from the practice squad Monday.

Analysis: The 33-year-old wide receiver hasn't suited up in a game this year. He spent the previous two seasons with the Raiders, working mostly as a returner but occasionally rotating in on offense. Harris likely will seek a new opportunity on another practice squad.

Oct 12, 2020 3:29 PM EST

Signs in Houston

The Texans signed Harris to the practice squad Monday, Jeremy Fowler of ESPN.com reports.

Analysis: The Texans are set at receiver with a deep set of contributors, but Harris is a veteran and a solid kick returner that will be ready if called upon. He played just three games last year due to injuries, and he recorded 149 yards as a kick returner.

Sep 21, 2020 10:23 AM EST

Works out for Ravens

Baltimore hosted Harris (ankle/foot) for a tryout Tuesday, Albert Breer of TheMMQB.com reports.

Analysis: Harris appears fully recovered from the ankle and foot injuries that caused his 2019 campaign to come to a premature end. He appeared in three games for the Raiders last season, primarily contributing as a return man.

Aug 18, 2020 5:44 PM EST

Moves to injured reserve

Harris (ankle/foot) was placed on injured reserve Monday, Vic Tafur of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: Harris has played in only one of the last eight games due to the ankle and foot issues, and now his 2019 season has come to an end. Trevor Davis will continue serving as the primary return man for the Raiders.

Nov 18, 2019 1:07 PM EST

Inactive Week 11

Harris (foot) is inactive for Sunday's Week 11 tilt against the Bengals.

Analysis: The veteran receiver/returner had downgraded to non-participant in practice by Friday, so this development isn't to much of a surprise. Trevor Davis should slot into Harris' secondary receiver and primary returner roles in the latter's absence.

Nov 17, 2019 12:02 PM EST

Carries questionable tag

Harris is questionable for Sunday's game against the Bengals.

Analysis: It is certainly not a good sign that Harris went from a full practice Wednesday to a DNP by Friday. Trevor Davis would fill in returning kicks if the East Carolina product can't suit up.

Nov 15, 2019 1:30 PM EST

Listed as limited participant

Harris (foot) was a limited participant in Thursday's practice, Paul Gutierrez of ESPN.com reports.

Analysis: Harris practiced without restrictions Wednesday, so Thursday's limited session represents a tangible step backward. Barring any further setbacks, the return specialist still appears to have a fair shot at suiting up against the Bengals on Sunday. The 32-year-old has only appeared in three contests this season.

Nov 14, 2019 2:41 PM EST

Slated to return Sunday

Harris (foot) was a full participant in Wednesday's practice, Paul Gutierrez of ESPN.com reports.

Analysis: Harris stayed on the sidelines for the last two games, but he's on track to return to action Sunday against the Bengals. The 32-year-old has only suited up in three games this year, and he was mainly deployed as a returner, as he logged just seven offensive snaps and a seven-yard reception.

Nov 13, 2019 4:04 PM EST

Receives questionable tag

Harris (ankle) is questionable for Sunday's game against the Packers, Paul Gutierrez of ESPN.com reports.

Analysis: Harris was forced to sit out Week 5 with the ankle issue but will have a chance to return Sunday after working as a limited participant this week. Trevor Davis would work as Oakland's top return man should Harris be unable to suit up in Green Bay.

Oct 18, 2019 2:14 PM EST

Can't log full practice

Harris (ankle) practice in a limited fashion for Wednesday's practice, Vic Tafur of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: Harris missed Week 5 against the Bears while nursing the ankle injury, but told reporters Monday that he expects to play Sunday against Green Bay. Luckily for Harris, he likely utilized the team's bye week to recover, and seems on track to play in Week 7 barring any setbacks.

Oct 16, 2019 4:05 PM EST

Expects to play Week 7

Harris (ankle) expects to play in Sunday's game against the Packers, Vic Tafur of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: Harris indicated he was close to returning for the Raiders' Week 5 victory over the Bears in London, but ultimately sat out. He has now had an extra week to recover during the team's bye and looks on track for a return in Green Bay assuming he avoids any setbacks.

Oct 14, 2019 5:04 PM EST

Inactive Week 5

Harris (ankle) is inactive for Sunday's Week 5 tilt against the Bears in London.

Analysis: Harris was able to practice in limited fashion on two occasions during the week, but he'll ultimately sit for a third straight game. With Harris' fellow wideouts Tyrell Williams (foot) and J.J. Nelson (knee) also on the shelf Sunday, the Raiders are down to a top receiver trio of rookie Hunter Renfrow, Keelan Doss and Trevor Davis against a ferocious Bears defense. Tight end Darren Waller may be in line for a bump in his already massive workload as a result, but quarterback Derek Carr's prospects, already shaky to start with versus Chicago, become downright grim in the wake of the multiple absences.

Oct 6, 2019 8:49 AM EST

Questionable for Sunday

Harris (ankle) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Bears in London.

Analysis: The 32-year-old missed the last two games with the ankle issue but still has a chance to play Sunday after putting in a pair of limited practices this week. Trevor Davis will again serve as the top return man should Harris be unable to suit up.

Oct 4, 2019 7:12 AM EST

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