Nov. 13 (UPI) — Fewer than 24 hours soon after staying named up from the follow squad, broad receiver Maurice Harris provided a sensational landing capture for the Washington Redskins.
Harris, who also celebrated his 25th birthday a day right before his advertising, was named up on Saturday with defensive lineman Brandon Banking companies to the Redskins’ active roster.
On Sunday he provided the Redskins with a spark, and an unbelievable landing snatch.
The Redskins and Minnesota Vikings ended up scoreless just 4 minutes into their 7 days 10 clash at FedExField in Landover, Md. Washington took the game’s opening possession down to the Vikings’ 36-property-line.
Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins took a 1st and 10 snap and faked a handoff to running back Rob Kelley. He then eyed Harris on the outdoors right before lobbing a deep ball to his proper.
Harris turned all around Vikings cornerback Trae Waynes about a property into his route. He then flew by the defensive back’s proper shoulder. Waynes caught up and the two locked arms, but Harris was in a position to cost-free his proper arm, extending it out for the endeavor.
Harris held out the arm and corralled the Cousins go with 1 hand. His hand crossed the objective line just right before his knee arrived down, offering the Redskins six points to open up the game.
“Yeah, it was just a go route,” Harris informed reporters soon after the 38-thirty loss. “Sort of labored my guy at the line. I was running, I seemed up and I saw the ball and I just reacted to it. I was amazed myself. I figured I was in but I was not a hundred p.c confident.”
Harris experienced two catches for fifty yards and a rating in the loss. It was his to start with job landing. The 6-foot-three, 200 pound go catcher joined the Redskins in 2016 as an undrafted rookie cost-free agent out of Cal. He experienced sixty six yards on eight catches in 10 games last year for the Redskins.
“He’s been undertaking that in follow now, produced 1 earlier this week that was a prime-10 sort engage in, a 1-handed capture so it was not way too considerably of a surprise to us,” Cousins informed reporters.
“We ended up so thrilled to have him come to be activated because he has practiced at a amount that was deserving of that, last 12 months as very well. And at the conclusion of the year last 12 months, he in all probability didn’t get as several opportunities as he or we would’ve appreciated, but I feel we’re thrilled about him going forward and what he can carry to the desk and on prime of that his skill and all those palms, staying a purely natural receiver. He’s the proper kind of guy. He understands the running game very well, blocks very well, does his career, pretty unselfish, just the proper kind of guy for your group.”