Raiders To Add WR DeAndre Carter

DeAndre Carter‘s Raiders visit will end up producing an agreement. Going very John Facenda as he prepares to join a new team, the veteran wide receiver/return man confirmed he will move from Los Angeles to Las Vegas (Twitter link).

This is a one-year deal worth up to $2.38MM, The Score’s Jordan Schultz tweets. Carter visited the Raiders last week and will join multiple depth-level additions among Las Vegas’ receiving corps.

Jakobi Meyers signed with the Raiders on starter-level terms — three years, $33MM; $16MM fully guaranteed — but the team also re-signed Keelan Cole, added ex-Josh McDaniels charge Phillip Dorsett and agreed to terms with Steven Sims. Carter, who played with Sims in Washington, will provide more competition for roster spots behind the Meyers-Davante AdamsHunter Renfrow starter trio.

The Raiders will be Carter’s sixth NFL team. The career return specialist showed he can contribute in the passing game. Keenan Allen‘s hamstring injury moved Carter into a regular role on the Chargers’ offense, and the 5-foot-8 performer established new career-high marks for receptions (46) and receiving yards (538). The former Eagles, Texans and Bears contributor will turn 30 next month.

A handful of teams have used Carter on both kick and punt returns. The Division I-FCS product notched a kick-return score with Washington in 2021 and served as Los Angeles’ full-time returner last season. His 11.7 yards per punt return ranked second in the NFL in 2022. Ameer Abdullah served as the Raiders’ kick returner in 2022; he re-signed with the team earlier this month. Cole and Renfrow split punt-return duties during McDaniels’ first season; Carter should be expected to take over.

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