Raiders Sign WR Jalen Guyton

MAY 6: Guyton’s visit has produced a deal. The Raiders announced on Monday that the deep threat has been signed, and he thus represents the newest receiver addition brought in by Telesco. Vegas signed Michael Gallup in the wake of the draft, and he will compete for starter’s snaps alongside Adams in the team’s passing game. Guyton will look to carve out a role of his own as he aims to put together a healthy campaign.

APRIL 29: An ACL tear brought a turning point in Jalen Guyton‘s five-year Chargers tenure, leading to the deep threat tumbling out of the picture as the Brandon Staley era wore on. But the GM that brought in the former UDFA has him back on the radar.

The Raiders met with Guyton on a visit Monday,’s Field Yates tweets. Tom Telesco brought in Guyton as a UDFA in 2019, and the North Texas alum became a key Justin Herbert target in 2020 and ’21. A Week 3 2022 ACL tear sidetracked the 6-foot-1 pass catcher.

Guyton, 26, managed to return last season — after being re-signed — but was not activated off the Chargers’ reserve/PUP list until early November. Despite the Chargers playing most of the season without Mike Williams and losing Keenan Allen late in the campaign, Guyton finished last season with just 10 receptions for 89 yards.

He was a far more relevant option earlier in his Bolts tenure. Guyton totaled 28 receptions for 511 yards in 2020 and 31 receptions for 448 yards in 2021; he scored three touchdowns in each season. Best remembered for being on the receiving end of a Herbert laser that traveled 60-plus yards in the air against the Giants in 2021, Guyton represents a flier at this point. Though, he is now more than 18 months removed from the major knee injury.

The Raiders moved on from Hunter Renfrow this offseason but have not relented on a potential Davante Adams trade. The All-Pro weapon remains Las Vegas’ No. 1 target, and 2023 free agent pickup Jakobi Meyers — a player with close ties to the since-booted Josh McDaniels-fronted regime — is going into Year 2 of a three-year, $33MM deal. The Raiders did not draft a wide receiver this year and did not make a notable signing in free agency. Guyton, who has clear ties to Telesco and ex-Chargers front office lieutenant/interim GM JoJo Wooden, would be a low-cost auxiliary option.

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