Washington coaches confident in WR Maurice Harris

Harris caught just eight of 11 targets last season for 66 yards, but is praised by the Redskins staff.

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(Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

Washington coaches confident in WR Maurice Harris


  • Washington Redskins WR Maurice Harris worked his way up to the 53-man roster in 2016, having spent the first six weeks of his rookie season on the practice squad.
  • Harris is often praised for his outstanding effort, high football IQ, savvy route running and physicality in the running game. His biggest game of the 2016 season came against the Vikings, where he snagged three receptions including two crucial third down conversions.
  • Playing alongside former first overall pick, Rams QB Jared Goff at Cal in 2015, Harris finished fourth among all 2016 draft eligible wide receivers in passer rating when targeted, at 141.5.
  • In 2016, he played 129 offensive snaps over 11 games, catching eight of 11 targets for 66 yards. His completion percentage of 72.7 percent on those limited snaps ranked him second among Washington receivers who had played 100 or more snaps. Of his 11 targets, five came on third downs, where he amassed 37 of his 66 total yards.

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