The Raiders made another addition to their receiving corps on Wednesday, agreeing to a deal with Ryan Grant. It’s a one-year deal worth up to $2.5MM, tweets Michael Gehlken of the Las Vegas Review Journal.
Grant will join Antonio Brown, Tyrell Williams and J.J. Nelson as new pass-catching cogs in Oakland. The Raiders were interested in Grant last offseason, but he ended up signing a one-year deal with the Colts.
Only winding up in Indianapolis because his four-year, $29MM Baltimore deal fell through, with the Ravens soon after adding then-recent Raiders cut Michael Crabtree, Grant did visit Oakland last year in between his Ravens and Colts agreements. He’ll now join a Raiders wideout group that will look almost entirely different from its 2018 version.
Seth Roberts is the only notable player left from the Reggie McKenzie era’s receiving arsenals, and the longtime Raider slot target is no lock to be on the team come September. Jon Gruden‘s team cut Crabtree last year, doing so before trading Amari Cooper. The Raiders released Jordy Nelson, who has since retired, earlier this offseason.
With the Colts, Grant caught 35 passes for 334 yards and one touchdown. He attracted more interest following a 45-reception, 573-yard, four-TD season with the Redskins in 2017. But after a failed physical with the Ravens, Grant signed a one-year, $5MM deal with the Colts. It’s unlikely this Raiders pact is worth more than that.
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