Texans Signing WRs Dwayne Harris & Devin Smith To Practice Squad


Jeremy Fowler of ESPN reports that the Texans are signing WR/KR Dwayne Harris to their practice squad on Monday. 

According to Aaron Wilson, the Texans are also signing WR Devin Smith to their practice squad and releasing WR Tyler Simmons from the unit. 

The Texans will still need to make a corresponding roster move, as they’re currently over the practice squad limit:

  1. DT Auzoyah Alufohai
  2. LB Davin Bellamy
  3. DB Anthony Chesley
  4. LB Nate Hall
  5. WR Chad Hansen
  6. C Greg Mancz
  7. WR Steven Mitchell
  8. T Elijah Nkansah
  9. DB Jonathan Owens
  10. RB C.J. Prosise
  11. RB Scottie Philips
  12. TE Troy Fumagalli
  13. QB Alex McGough
  14. TE Pharaoh Brown
  15. G Cordel Iwuagwu
  16. WR/KR Dwayne Harris
  17. WR Devin Smith 

Harris, 33, is a former sixth-round pick of the Cowboys back in 2011. He spent four years in Dallas before signing a five-year, $17.5 million contract that included $7.1 million guaranteed with the Giants in 2015.

Harris was released by the Giants last year and later agreed to a one-year contract with the Raiders. Las Vegas brought Harris back last year before eventually placing him on injured reserve. 

In 2019, Harris appeared in three games and caught one pass for seven yards receiving. He also totaled 149 kick return yards and another 20 punt return yards.

Smith, 28, is a former second-round pick of the Jets back in 2015. He was entering the final year of his four-year, $5.872 million rookie contract that includes $3.667 million guaranteed and set to make a base salary of $705,000 for the 2018 season when the Jets waived him with an injury designation. 

Smith caught on with the Cowboys on a futures deal for 2019 and was limited to appearing in four games before sustaining another injury. He was among Dallas’ final roster cuts last month. 

In 2019, Smith appeared in four games for the Cowboys and caught five passes for 113 yards and a touchdown.

We had him included in our Top 100 Available 2020 Free Agents list.

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