Seattle Seahawks can use these 4 possible castoffs from Oakland

Jon Gruden, Oakland Raiders, Seattle Seahawks. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)
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Dwayne Harris – KR/PR/WR

About: Now in his eighth season Dwayne Harris has been one of the NFL’s most consistent kick/punt returners for years. First in Dallas, then with the New York Giants. Many of you are asking why I think Seattle needs a returner when they have Tyler Lockett, I’ll get there in a minute.

Pros: Harris is a steady returner, who doesn’t make many mistakes and is a threat to break a return at any time. For a fourth or fifth receiver and he has decent hands, and runs good routes. He helps the Seahawks for two reasons. First, it doesn’t look like Carroll wants to hand the full-time return duties to Rashaad Penny, but its crazy to risk a starting wide receiver, Lockett, in that position. Second Harris is just as good of a fifth wide receiver as David Moore is, and he returns kicks.

Cons: He’s 31 years old and isn’t the explosive special-teams threat he once was. He’s a good receiver at times, but he isn’t worth keeping just for that. Will be a free agent at the end of the season.

Wrap: The Giants cut him in the spring, so Seattle could have had him for free, but now that Lockett is such a big part of the offense, maybe it’s time to reconsider. Harris will not be expensive and his special teams experience can help this young team. He’s worth a conditional seventh-round pick.