WASHINGTON — In the Redskins’ 85th season, they can celebrate a catch for the ages from one of the most unlikely sources.
Up until Saturday, young receiver Maurice Harris was on the practice squad, working his way back into consideration. It’s not that he wasn’t capable: he showed that in limited opportunities last season.
It’s not that he wasn’t wanted or needed, as the Redskins have failed to find a reliable deep threat this season. It’s just that literally dozens of injuries have created a numbers game that didn’t give him a chance until now.
Until the first drive on Sunday vs. the Minnesota Vikings.
Harris started things off on special teams, receiving the punt back deep in the end zone.
He would finish the drive as well, with a one-handed catch for the ages:
The play was so improbable that it was initially called incomplete on the field. It took a slow-motion replay to fully appreciate it:
If Harris can provide a comfortable downfield target for Cousins, it could really open up the Redskins’ offense. This is a great place to start.