The Ted Ginn Jr. Punt Return Experience might be coming to an end as early as today.
Dwayne Harris was promoted from the Bears’ practice squad to the game day roster for Sunday afternoon’s game against the Saints. A provision in the new Collective Bargaining Agreement allows teams to elevate up to two players from the practice squad for game day, so the Bears are essentially auditioning Harris without having to cut someone in a roster spot-clearing move. It’s a win-win situation that pretty much allows Harris to win a roster spot if he performs well.
Harris, 33, has 106 games of professional experience and has spent ample time returning kicks and punts. The former Cowboys, Giants, and Raiders specialist has a 10.1 yards per return average on punts and four scores. He also has averaged 25.8 yards per return on kickoffs. So just in case Cordarrelle Patterson can’t give it a full go on Sunday, at least the Bears have an experienced backup plan.
Now, let’s check out some of the new guy’s highlights:
— NFL (@NFL) May 29, 2019
— Betting Tips at OLBG.com (@OLBG) October 26, 2015
— Las Vegas Raiders (@Raiders) September 10, 2019
Yep, that’ll play. Welcome to the party, Dwayne!