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Raiders Sign Preston Brown; Place Dwayne Harris on IR

ALAMEDA, Calif. – The Oakland Raiders have signed free agent LB Preston Brown, the club announced Monday.

Brown, a 6-foot-1, 251-pound linebacker, joins the Raiders after spending the majority of the past two seasons with the Cincinnati Bengals. He spent his first four years (2014-17) with the Buffalo Bills after being selected in the third round (71st overall) of the 2014 NFL Draft. Over his career, Brown has appeared in 80 games and made 77 starts, compiling 598 tackles (341 solo), one sack, five interceptions including one returned for a touchdown, 14 passes defensed, three forced fumbles and five fumble recoveries. In one postseason contest in 2017, Brown logged six tackles (four).

Last season, Brown started all seven of his appearances for the Bengals before being placed on the Reserve/Injured List for the remainder of the season due to a knee injury. He recorded 42 stops (27), two interceptions and four passes defensed. From 2014-17 with the Bills, Brown’s 504 tackles ranked second-most in the NFL during that span, as he amassed at least 100 tackles in four consecutive campaigns, including a career-high 144 in 2017.

A native of Cincinnati, Ohio, Brown played four years at Louisville (2010-13), appearing in 52 games with 37 starts, compiling 301 tackles, including 26 for loss, seven sacks, one interception, five passes defensed, three forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries. 

Brown will wear jersey No. 54 with the Raiders.

In a corresponding move, the Raiders placed WR/RS Dwayne Harris on the Reserve/Injured List.

Oakland Raiders Re-Sign WR/RS Dwayne Harris

ALAMEDA, Calif. – The Oakland Raiders have re-signed unrestricted free agent WR/RS Dwayne Harris, the club announced Monday.

Harris, originally drafted in the sixth round (176th overall) of the 2011 NFL Draft by the Dallas Cowboys, joined the Raiders in 2018 after spending the previous three seasons (2015-17) with the New York Giants. For his career, Harris has played in 103 games and made 11 starts. As a returner, he has totaled 159 kickoff returns for 4,055 yards (25.5 avg.) and one touchdown in addition to 177 punt returns for 1,805 (10.2 avg.) and four scores. On offense, Harris has posted 76 receptions for 867 yards and eight touchdowns. 

Last season, the 5-foot-11, 206-pounder took home two AFC Special Teams Player of the Week Awards with the Silver and Black after appearing in 15 contests and making one start. Harris averaged 14.1 yards per punt return, the second-best single-season mark in franchise history, as he also tied for the NFL lead. He also returned a punt 99 yards for a touchdown, tied for the second-longest punt return in NFL history. Additionally, Harris finished 10th in the NFL with a 22.9-yard kickoff return average.

A native of Stone Mountain, Ga., Harris played in 50 games at East Carolina and was twice named to the All-Conference USA First Team. As a senior in 2010, he set a school record with 41 kickoff returns for 839 yards and added 222 yards on 19 punt returns.

Press Release Courtesy of the Oakland Raiders Media Relations

Oakland Raiders Sign WR/RS Dwayne Harris

ALAMEDA, Calif. – The Oakland Raiders have signed free agent WR/RS Dwayne Harris, the club announced Monday.

Harris was originally drafted in the sixth round (176th overall) of the 2011 NFL Draft by the Dallas Cowboys. After playing his first four seasons with the Cowboys from 2011-14, he signed with the New York Giants in 2015 and spent the past three years in New York. For his career, Harris has played in 88 games with 10 starts. As a returner, he has totaled 130 kickoff returns for 3,392 yards (11.8 avg.) and one touchdown in addition to 157 punt returns for 1,524 (9.7 avg.) and three touchdowns. On offense, Harris has posted 70 receptions for 827 yards and eight touchdowns. He was also named a Pro Bowler in 2016 as a special teamer.

Last season, the 5-foot-11, 206-pounder appeared in five games for the Giants, returning nine kickoffs for 188 yards before being placed on the Reserve/Injured List with a foot injury. With the Cowboys in 2013, Harris finished second in the NFL with a 30.6 kickoff return average after recording 28 returns for 857 yards.

A native of Stone Mountain, Ga., Harris played in 50 games at East Carolina and was twice named to the All-Conference USA First Team. As a senior in 2010, he set a school record with 41 kickoff returns for 839 yards and added 222 yards on 19 punt returns.

Press Release Courtesy of the Oakland Raiders Media Relations