Some of you might not know who Erik Harris is. If that‘s the case, then you would certainly be surprised to learn that he led the Raiders in special teams tackles last season (5) or that he was the Raiders special teams representative on the Pro Bowl ballot.
Special teams is what the 6-3, 225-pounder has been known for in his two seasons in the league out of California PA, originally signing as an undrafted free agent with the Saints in 2016 and then joining the Raiders just prior to the start of last season.
Lately, Harris has been showing a side to his game he hadn’t shown much of before. He’s showing Jon Gruden he may be more than a special teamer. That he can contribute on defense as well, if given the chance.
“The guy that’s really been stunning for us is Erik Harris,” Gruden said Tuesday, unprompted. ”I’m doing my research on this guy.


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